Another Fun Fundraising Year Ahead in 2019

Foundation’s Signature Events support exceptional healthcare in Northwestern Ontario


We want to see you at our next event! Be sure to grab your ticket when they go on sale on our website at OR host your own event. All funds support close-to-home healthcare here in Northwestern Ontario.

By Elaine Graydon - January 9, 2019

The Special Events department at the Health Sciences Foundation is hard at work planning our events for 2019. This is the 2nd year for our newest event Hops for Hearts, which is right around the corner on Thursday, February 21 at Sleeping Giant Brewing Company. On Friday April 12th we will be hosting the popular Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction with a new title sponsor, The Co-operators, and of course a new group of bachelors.

Mark Your Calendars!

  • Hops for Hearts – Thursday, February 21

  • Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction – Friday, April 12

  • Tbaytel Motorcycle Ride for Dad – Saturday, June 15

  • Tbaytel Luncheon of Hope – Friday, October 4

  • Resolute Save a Heart Ball – Saturday, October 19

Preparations will soon begin for the 19th Annual Tbaytel Motorcycle Ride for Dad, which falls on June 15th, traditionally the Saturday before Father’s Day every year. This event has always been an exciting day of food, friends, and fundraising, kicking off the day with the impressive “Roar for the Cure” parade.

In the fall we present the always-inspiring Tbaytel Luncheon of Hope. This event has become a time honored tradition and is attended by over 400 guests each year.

Our grand finale, finishing off the year, is our annual gala: the Resolute Save a Heart Ball which seems to be gathering momentum with record-breaking attendance and an amazing amount of funds raised supporting the Northern Cardiac fund.

For 2019, we strive to make our signature events better by adding fresh and interesting changes that appeal to more attendees and guarantee a great experience.

In addition to these events, the Special Events department also assists with many outstanding community events throughout the year – and we are extremely grateful for the support we receive throughout our region. Each week there is at least one – and often several – community initiatives supporting the Health Sciences Foundation, from bake sales to head shavings to marathons. Fundraisers are able to designate their proceeds to a specific fund, including one of our specialty funds (Northern Cardiac Fund, Northern Cancer Fund, or the Health Sciences Discovery Fund) or any other area of care that they are passionate about.

When we report a dollar amount raised at our events – often seen on the infamous “big cheque” photo – we have already accounted for our expenses. In other words, every dollar on that big cheque is dedicated to supporting and improving healthcare in Northwestern Ontario. Thanks to the hard work of our planning committees and volunteers, along with the generous support of the community, event attendees, and sponsors, these events raise hundreds of thousands of dollars every year. We are proud to say that 100% of what’s raised stays in Northwestern Ontario to fund vital medical equipment right here at home.

Besides planning a fundraiser or attending one of our events, you can also support the Health Sciences Foundation by joining a Committee or volunteering. It takes a lot of work and hours to plan and execute a successful event, but the results are extremely rewarding. Being a part of a successful group of dedicated volunteers will not only broaden your appreciation of the value of the Foundation but will be a challenging and fun opportunity. If you have an idea for an event or would like to learn more about how you can become involved, contact myself or our new additions to the Special Events Department, Karen Wood and Amanda Mannella at 345-4673 or

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