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NOTE: When the Foundation office is closed, donations & packages can be dropped off at the Centre Grey Hospital Admitting desk, 7 days a week, 8am-11pm.

Phone: (519)986-3040

Foundation Coordinator
Ext #6178

Darlene Lamberti

(519) 986-3040 Ext #6153 accounting@

55 Isla Street PO Box 406
Markdale ON N0C 1H0

Fax (519) 986-4562

Centre Grey Health Services Foundation Office
Centre Grey Health Services Foundation Office

Our Mission: To raise, manage and disburse funds to support and enrich quality health care for residents of and visitors to our community.

Our Objectives: To co-ordinate fundraising - receive, maintain, raise and disperse funds - for the enhancement of health care services in the Centre Grey area including GBHS - Centre Grey Hospital.




Catch the Ace

We have exciting news!

The Five Foundations (of which we are one!) of the Grey Bruce Health Services is launching a charitable lottery initiative with Catch the Ace lottery. Funds raised will go to help purchase a new MRI in Owen Sound.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday, July 26th at The Foundation office (new local locations coming soon) as well as various other locations throughout Grey and Bruce Counties.

For further details and to follow the winnings and tickets pulled each week please go to and follow Catch the Ace Lottery - Supporting GBHS
AGCO LIcence #9997.

Golf tournament raises over $23,000 for Centre Grey Hospital Foundation fundraiser

Golf tournament raises over $23,000 for Centre Grey Hospital Foundation fundraiser

Karen Cox and Russ Severnuk of Sea & Ski Realty Ltd., along with Michele Harris (Director of Economic Development and Tourism for Grey Highlands), Nancy Evans (Branch Manager of Scotiabank Markdale) and Rob Adams (CAO Grey Highlands), present a cheque of over $23,000 to Harvey Fraser and Darlene Lamberti of the Centre Grey Hospital Foundation (CGHF). (Absent from photo;  Tom Allwood, CGHSF Fundraising committee member.)


Sea & Ski Realty Ltd. was proud to present a cheque of over $23,000 to the Centre Grey Hospital. These funds were generated from the first annual Hospital Fundraising Golf Tournament which was hosted on Friday, July 20 at the Highland Glen Golf Course in Grey Highlands.

Karen Cox, the owner and Broker of Record of Sea and Ski, said the day exceeded her expectations and is ecstatic Sea and Ski can support our local hospital.

"Our goal was to raise $15,000 and we raised $23,008.08," she said. "If we want a community hospital we all need to support it and we figured we could do our part by running the golf tournament.”

The Centre Grey Hospital helps numerous people throughout the area providing services such as  24-hour emergency care, acute hospital care, palliative care, endoscopic procedures, diagnostic imaging, physiotherapy, and laboratory services. The CGHF relies on donations from the community to raise $500,000 each year to ensure the hospital has what it needs to function efficiently.

Darlene Lamberti, the Foundation Coordinator for the Centre Grey Health Services, said the event had a fantastic turnout and that she was delighted, not only with the amount raised, but also with the strong support that the community showed to local healthcare.

"Your support ensures that the hospital will be there and operational when you need it most," Lamberti says.

Sea and Ski took the opportunity to thank their fellow event sponsors: Highland Glen Golf Course, Westmount Storefront Systems, Scotiabank, Beaver Valley Ski Club, Centre Grey Builders & Suppliers (1975) Limited and Devonleigh Homes Inc., our hole sponsors: Fleshcon-Flesherton Concrete Products, The Co-operators Dundalk & Markdale, Johnson & Schwass Professional Corporation, Osprey Snowhawks Snowmobile Club, Sparlings Propane, Eastlink Business, Foodland Markdale and Highland Fuels & Supply and our prize donors: BMW Grand River, Scenic Caves, Blue Mountain Golf & Country Club, Cranberry Golf Course, Georgian Hills Vineyard, Squire Johns and Justin's Oven. Without all of their support, the event would not have be the success that it was.  

Silent Auction 2018
Numerous bidders turned out for our Silent Auction event to bid on the approx. 900 items on display. The event raised an impressive amount of $20,500!!! We are so pleased with the outcome.
An event of this size would never be possible without the army of volunteers who generously gave to this event.

The Centre Grey Health Services Foundation would like to thank EVERY PERSON and ORGANIZATION that gave. This includes donors, helpers, bidders, and the community in general. Thank you for allowing us to advertise at your establishment. Thank you, for providing tables and racking. Thank you to all donors for your generous gifts. Thank you for the countless hours that each volunteer gave without hesitation. Thank you to those that came out to bid and those that passed this event on to their friends. The list is endless.

We watched friends gather to chat as they browsed, and we were able to mingle with the donors that support us throughout the year. The event was peppered with home town charm and the community support was evident in every aisle. We THANK YOU ALL for supporting health care close to home!


Each year LutheRanch generously donates proceeds from its summer worship services to various worthy causes. Since 2010 equivalent amounts, as donated this year, have supported the Chaplaincy Program at Centre Grey Health Services Foundation.

Pictured below is Dan Rose, Vice Chair and Betty Bassett, Director of the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation accepting the recent donation of $1,206.63 along with members of Lutheranch Worship Committee.

At this cheque presentation the foundation reiterated “it is community support such as this that will keep quality chaplaincy health care close to home. We are so grateful”. Proceeds will go to ongoing chaplaincy health care needs.

Fall Ad Campaign

Lutheranch Donation

Hospital Foundation concert raises over $12,000

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Centre Grey Health Services Foundation’s (CGHSF) annual Charity Concert event took place on Saturday, May 5 at the Annesley United Church in Markdale, where Dan Needles and Ian Bell performed “True Confessions from the Ninth Concession” to a full house.

For over 2 hours the crowd was entertained by Dan and Ian’s insightful and laugh-out-loud perspective of life in rural Ontario.

The Spring Concert is one of the major fundraising events for the Foundation, sponsored by Scotiabank.

This year’s event raised over $12,000. All proceeds will go to keeping health care close to home.


Ian Bell and Dan Needles performing at the Foundation’s annual Charity Concert Event May 5.

CGHSF members pose with Ian Bell and Dan Needles (bottom row).


Centre Grey Health Services Foundation marches on with Fundraising Events and the New Hospital on the Horizon

February 8, 2018


“These are exciting times,” said Darlene Lamberti, Centre Grey Health Services Foundation (CGHSF) Coordinator, buoyed by continued progress on the new hospital and tasked with managing the many initiatives undertaken by the Foundation this year.

Plans for the new Hospital in Markdale have entered phase 3.2. “This is the stage where the fit and finish is decided,” Lamberti explained. Beginning next week, the architects are hosting the next round of consultations with Foundation staff, hospital staff, physicians, and volunteers to review floorplans for the new hospital and ensure equipment and workspaces meet user needs. While the new hospital will be a state-of-the-art, technologically advanced facility, as much of the hospital's current equipment will be transferred to the new building as is appropriate for the new space.

“The CGHSF mandate is to raise funds to support local healthcare,” Lamberti said, adding “not many people realize that the government does not fund all capital costs which must then be borne by the community. As the new hospital makes it’s way through planning phases with construction starting sometime around 2020, business carries on at the current facility. That means that work never ends for the Foundation which helps to pay for everything from medical equipment, patient monitors and security systems to beds, furniture and flooring.

Through in-memoriam donations, legacy giving and local fundraising efforts, the CGHSF endeavours to raise approximately $500,000 annually. “The Markdale hospital serves a large catchment area including numerous communities surrounding Markdale” said Lamberti, “so donations come in from all over.”

Some of the CGHSF fundraising events and activities have included the Biennial Silent Auction, Spring Concerts, Christmas Light for Life and Summer mailing campaigns as well as third-party events hosted by generous businesses and groups on behalf of the Foundation.

A new third-party event to be held this year is a Sea & Ski Realty Golf Tournament on Friday, July 20. The entrance fee will be $125 per player which includes lunch, 18 holes of golf with a cart, a full steak dinner and prizes. Golfers interested in participating can call Sea & Ski at 1-800-861-7289.

The Biennial Silent Auction will take place July 11-14 on the floor of the Markdale Golf and Curling Club. A very popular local event that in the past has boasted over 700 items on display.  The auction is accepting donations at the Foundation office at 55 Isla St. in Markdale from now until Monday, July 9th. Donation forms can also be found on their website.

Tax receipts are available where applicable. The Foundation is also looking for volunteers, if even for just a few hours, to help set up and manage the auction this year. Anyone interested in participating can call the Foundation at 519-986-3040 ext 6178.

In addition, a couple of CGHSF volunteer board seats will soon become available; one in June of this year and another two in 2019. The foundation committees are also always looking for people to volunteer. Anyone wishing to do so, can also contact the Foundation.

One of the biggest and most consistent supporters of the Foundation has been the Centre Grey General Hospital Auxiliary, which has contributed significantly over the years. Known locally for their management of The PennyWise Shoppe and Hospital Coffee Kiosk as well as many other events and activities, the Auxiliary has operated for the last 75 years. To honour their contributions, the CGHSF will be holding a naming recognition event on February 21. On that day, a plaque naming the Palliative Care room in honour of the group will be unveiled. “They really are rock stars,” said Lamberti.  “This is an opportunity for us to show much we appreciate their support.”

Willard VanderPloeg, Charitable Giving Advisor
January 19, 2018

Willard VanderPloegWillard promotes legacy giving to Centre Grey Hospital and assists donors in planning will bequests and other special gifts in support of Centre Grey Hospital and other GBHS hospitals in Meaford, Owen Sound, Southampton, Wiarton and Lions Head.

He has more than 25 years’ experience in the charitable sector and in estate and gift planning. Willard has a BA in Business Administration from McMaster University and Redeemer College. He is a long time member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners.

If you have been thinking about making a special gift to support your Hospital, Willard is available to help you.

Call him at 519.376.2121 ext. 2736 or email

Contact info: Willard VanderPloeg, Charitable Giving Advisor
1800 8th Street East, Owen Sound, ON N4K 6M9
T: 519.376.2121 x2736 M: 519.270.9177