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Wishes Are Coming True at Villa St. Gabriel Villa!

Media Release – August 2018

It takes far more than an overcast day and the threat of rain to deter a true fisherman from Newfoundland!  The weather Saturday August 11th may have been dark and dreary however the spirits of Bob Bethune as well as his family and friends were never brighter.  Bob was the 2018 recipient of the St. Gabriel’s Villa “Make a Wish” Program.  The program grants one wish per year to provide a unique and meaningful life experience.  Bob started his special day by providing his wife of fifty years with an anniversary gift as the couple celebrated their fiftieth anniversary on August 10th.  The next stop was Whitewater Park in Azilda where Bob, his wife Diane and sons Steven and Randy boarded a pontoon boat for an afternoon of fishing, all made possible by community volunteers Larry Henri and Bobby Leclair.  Both men gave their time as well as Bobby’s pontoon boat for the afternoon excursion.  A fisherman seldom tells his secrets, however Bob did share the secret to his success was all in the kiss he gives to his fishing rod before each fishing outing – and work it did as Bob came through with one pike that was later released.  To end his special day Life Enrichment Assistant Carole Poitras made Bob and his guests some of Bob’s favorite foods which included pickerel snacks, moose stew and moose meet balls.  It was a special day that will long be remembered by everyone who took part.  Congratulations Bob!

2018-08-24T13:44:05+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|St. Joseph's Health Centre News, Villa St. Gabriel Villa News|

Residents from St. Joseph’s Villa and Villa St. Gabriel enjoyed their annual excursion to Little Current!

Media Release – August 2018

The coolers were packed and the sun was shining on Wednesday July 18th as residents from both St. Joseph’s Villa and Villa St. Gabriel Villa boarded the bus for Little Current.  It was the perfect day for the Villa’s annual excursion outside of the city limits.  Each summer the two Villas charter a bus and head out of town together to do some sight-seeing and to enjoy fresh fish and chips.  Besides enjoying the views along the Little Current boardwalk, residents also enjoyed ice-cream from 3 Cows and a Cone as well as a picturesque left turn up the Willisville hill to sneak a peak of the La Cloche Mountains.

A great time was had by all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schuster Boyd McDonald’s Chip in for Charity Golf Tournament raises $35,000 for St. Joseph’s Foundation

Media Release – August 2014

Schuster Boyd McDonald’s Chip in for Charity Golf Tournament raises $35,000 for St. Joseph’s Foundation

From left to right:  Joe McDonald, Robert Bertuzzi, Jo-Anne Palkovits and Dan Boyd

Joe McDonald and Dan Boyd from Schuster Boyd McDonald and Robert Bertuzzi from Reliable Cleaning Services, present a cheque in the amount of $35,000 to Jo-Anne Palkovits, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health Centre.   These funds were raised at the Chip in for Charity Golf tournament sponsored by Schuster Boyd McDonald which took place on August 9th, 2018 at the Idylwylde Golf and Country Club. The monies will be placed towards the Cycling Without Age program at each St. Joseph’s Villa and Villa St. Gabriel Villa.  Cycling Without Age is an innovative program designed to enhance the lives of seniors by providing them with an opportunity to remain connected to and active in the community.

Tournament Champions 2018

From left to right: Jay Jewett, Brian Coufal, Dave Petryna, Pat Laferriere

Funds raised by the St. Joseph’s Foundation of Sudbury help support St. Joseph’s Health Centre; a non-profit organization that provides services for some of the most vulnerable citizens within the Greater Sudbury Community.

St. Joseph’s Health Centre oversees the operation of the Village of Care Campus located on South Bay Road which includes St. Joseph’s Villa, a 128-bed longterm care home and room with potential growth. In addition, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, a 64-bed complex continuing care hospital, is co-located on this site.  St. Joseph’s Health Centre also operates Villa St. Gabriel Villa, a 128-bed long-term care home located in Chelmsford, Ontario.