From 2005 to 2019, the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation (YHF) Spring Gala was known by many as the fundraising event of the year in Yarmouth! And what an event it was: even with the glamour and the incredible food, the delightful themes and the dancing (oh, the dancing!), the generosity of our donors always made for a memorable evening.
However, after many discussions, a decision was made by the YHF Board to retire the gala from the Foundation’s fundraising program. This decision was not made lightly and is aligned with the adopted YHF Strategic Plan.
As we look back on this chapter of the gala, and on behalf of the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation, I want you to know how thankful and grateful we are for your tremendous support. During the 15 years of the gala over $632,000 was raised for vital equipment needs such as a CT scanner, a portable ultrasound and radiant infant warmers to name a few.
Thank you, this couldn’t have been possible without you.
Thank you for your ongoing dedication towards healthcare and the impact on health and wellness that your support brings to your friends, family and loved ones in your community.
As a public health precaution, the Annual General Meeting for Yarmouth Hospital Foundation will once again be held virtually, on Tuesday, June 14th, 2022 at 5:00pm via ZOOM. Everyone is welcome to attend, however, only those individuals who have donated to the Foundation since last year’s AGM are eligible to vote.
For more information and to register phone 902-749-1669 or email email@example.com
♥ Yarmouth Hospital Foundation’s We Care Radiothon 2022 ♥ was an incredible success — but it was one of the most unusual events that the Foundation has ever had. Now, looking back over all that was accomplished, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on things: not just the bustle and work, but on the ways in which our donors and community keep surprising us with just how much you all do care.
When Omicron hit Nova Scotia after we sent out the Radiothon ‘save the date’ cards, we realized that we were in a pickle. We needed to put some protections in place for our community, and do whatever we could to keep our donors & volunteers safe. This led to the decision to hold first-ever all-virtual event, a month after our usual date! What would an ‘all-virtual’ Radiothon look like? No one was exactly certain, but our intrepid committee put on their thinking caps and rose to the challenge — as did our presenting sponsor, Y95.5. When we came to them with a request to change the date from February to March, they didn’t bat an eye. So, March it became.
We also launched some new initiatives to engage with our community since we couldn’t just invite you all to join us in the hospital lobby — again. Our Trivia Contest was so much fun and so interesting — who could have imagined that Yarmouth Regional Hospital did sooo much laundry every day? Or that our hard-working Environmental Services workers use, on average, fifty (50!) pairs of disposable gloves a day — and dispenses 144 rolls of paper towels a week! We also can’t forget how our first-ever online Auction was the source of much excitement thanks to the generous prizes we had donated and the buzz around the bidding!
Talking of donors, it was amazing to see so many returning sponsors and community partners who had been generous with their donations stepping up to be official sponsors this year. With Yarmouth Hospital Foundation’s We Care Radiothon as our sole remaining major fundraising event, some of the sponsors of our other events ‘jumped ship’ to come and support Radiothon, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Yarmouth Mall also rose to the occasion for us, letting us have retail space for another year to host our phone room, social media station and all the general business of running the back end of Radiothon.
And you, our donors, our community, you showed up — as you always do — in an incredible way. There’s still an electric current in the Foundation office every time we think about it: $178,000+! What a total! What generosity! It shows us just how much people of the Tri-Counties support their regional hospital and want to step up to make an impact on healthcare. And you are making such a difference.
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Yarmouth Hospital Foundation and our presenting partner Y95.5 radio station are jointly hosting a trivia contest in the lead up to this year’s All Virtual We Care Radiothon with prizes donated generously by Rayanne and Aldric Robicheau (thank you both so much!).
Every (business) day from Thursday, February 17th to Wednesday, March 2nd there will be two opportunities (two different questions) to win a gift card worth $25 for gas at the Petrocan station at the corner of Starrs Rd. and the Haley Rd. Each day, Y95.5 will ask one trivia question on-air and pick their daily winner. YHF will be posting a different trivia question each day at 9am on our Facebook page.
All contestants who fulfill these three simple requirements will be entered into a random draw to win, and the winner will be notified the same day at 4pm! We will then message you to make arrangements to get you your prize.
Tag a friend on your correct answer to double your chance to win!
Terms & Conditions
The daily Facebook trivia closes at 4pm Atlantic Time every day from 17 Feb – 2 Mar.
The daily winner will be randomly selected and posted here no later than 5pm Atlantic time the same day except for Monday, 21 February, which is a stat holiday. The winner of the trivia contest on Monday, 21 February will posted to Facebook and notified no later than Tuesday, 22 February. Entries posted past 4pm that day will not be counted.
Only one winner will be selected each day on Facebook, and one additional winner will be selected through Y95 and their version of this contest.
The trivia contest is limited to residents of the Tri-Counties of Yarmouth, Shelburne & Digby, Nova Scotia.
Facebook is not affiliated in any way with this contest.
The 2022 WE CARE Radiothon (coming to you on March 3rd with Y95.5) is raising money for some cardiac equipment for our Diagnostic Imaging Department. You can play a vital role in this fundraising effort through supporting our fundraising auction — and the 2022 WE CARE Radiothon itself. All funds raised from this online auction will be added to the Radiothon today and will support the purchase of this cardiac equipment.
“The support of the hospital foundation in purchasing this equipment has helped us successfully recruit a Cardiologist to Yarmouth, something we have been without for 8 years!” says Dr. Brian Moses. “This new Cardiologist, along with the equipment, will give us further testing and treatment capabilities here which will mean less travel to Kentville or Halifax for patients from the tri-county area.”
Jody Shelley has teed off for the last time at Jody Shelley’s Golf Fore Health tournament.
Since 2005, the former NHLer has been the face and patron of the tournament which has generated $523,000 for the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation (YHF) to purchase equipment for the Yarmouth Regional Hospital, which serves Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced the Foundation to cancel the golf tournament, along with the Spring Gala, for 2020. Prior to the pandemic Shelley had already decided to announce that 2020 would be his last year for involvement in the event to which he has so generously lent his name and his time. The decision was based on his schedule and other commitments. Shelley now works with the Columbus Blue Jackets and is a colour commentator in Fox Sports Ohio. He remains the most popular Moosehead ever. Last November he was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame. “The Foundation is tremendously grateful for the impact that this local sports legend and leader provided to the success of past events,” says YHF Board Chair Dr. Harold Cook.
The Tri-County Betterment Association is stepping up again to support healthcare in western Nova Scotia, with a $10,000 donation to the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation’s (YHF) Spring Appeal.
“This gift is greatly appreciated as the Spring Appeal has taken on increased importance this year, given the impact the Covid-19 crisis has had on healthcare and the economy nationwide,” says Foundation Board Chair Dr. Harold Cook. Continue Reading
The emergence of the Covid-19 crisis is impacting the delivery of health care in Western Nova Scotia in many ways, including the fundraising activities of the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation.
Two of the Foundation’s major events — the Spring Gala and Jody Shelley’s Golf Fore Health — have been cancelled in their normal format for this year, Board Chair Dr. Harold Cook has announced. Continue Reading