A Passion for Charities and Special Events

Published Monday, January 27, 2020

A Passion for Charities and Special Events

Katelyn Fletcher, Community Engagement Intern at the Health Sciences Foundation

The Health Sciences Foundation is pleased to introduce our newest staff member, Katelyn Fletcher.

Katelyn will be filling the position of Community Engagement Intern which is funded by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund. She will be working primarily on community events which supports individuals, groups and organizations locally and in the region that create activities and events to fundraise for the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation. 

Katelyn is our first point of contact for organizers and her focus will be to facilitate the process of working with the Foundation to ensure that it is easy and seamless. She will assist in navigating the   organizers through the proposal form for the event, including use of the Foundation logo and branding guidelines as well as providing a clear understanding of her role as liaison for the Foundation.

She has an advanced diploma in Marketing from Confederation College and a degree in Business Administration from Lakehead University. “I was intending to go into marketing or public relations for business,” says Katelyn, “until I did a special events placement with a charitable organization. I was hooked.” She discovered special events was a great match with her organizational and multi-tasking skills. “I love the energy at non-profit and charitable organizations. They pour their hearts into what they do. I see caring and compassion at its best, especially here at the Health Sciences Foundation.”

If you would like to plan a fundraising event to support a health cause close to your heart or to honour a family member or friend, you can contact Katelyn by email here or at 807-684-6000, ext 4275.

Here are some upcoming community events:

  • Get Fit for Bea yoga class in memory of Beatrice Bosch to support Northern Discovery Fund – February 2nd

  • Thunderwolves Hockey Jersey Auction in support of Our Hearts at Home Cardiac Campaign – February 7th

  • Share a Heart in support of Our Hearts at Home Cardiovascular Campaign – Feb 2020-Dec 2020 with a special bouquet created for Valentines Day

  • Bearskin Airlines Hope Classic in support of Northern Cancer Fund – February 7-9

  • Northern Hearts Presents Dine with Doc in support of Our Hearts at Home Cardiac Campaign – February 27th

More information on these events are available on the Health Sciences Foundation calendar at www.healthsciencesfoundation.ca/events


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