Golf FORE Bruyère
On behalf of all Bruyère patients, residents and staff, thank you for supporting our Bruyère Golf Day. Thanks to you, we raised much-needed funds to help support life-changing patient care and research at Bruyère Continuing Care. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all of our sponsors: Aditek Printing & Design, Arnon Corporation, BlackGold Coffee, Borden Ladner Gervais, C. H. Clément Construction Inc., Coca-Cola, Daniel C. Fernandes Law Office, Emond Harnden Law, Heart & Crown, Hospital Alliance Group, Meadows Golf & Country Club, OMEGA Laser, RONA, Diversey Canada, TD Insurance, Ventrex and Westway Taxi. Once again, thank you for your support and for helping make this day a success. Don't forget to visit our Facebook page to see all the great photos!
24th Annual Cushman & Wakefield Ottawa Charity Classic
On June 2, Cushman & Wakefield hosted its 24th Annual Charity Classic at ClubLink’s Le Maître de Mont Tremblant.This sold-out two-day getaway tournament raises an impressive amount of money for Bruyère year after year. This year’s tournament raised $50,000 for the Hospice Ottawa West campaign. To date, Cushman & Wakefield Ottawa has raised over $1.2M for life changing patient care and research at Bruyère. Bruyère Foundation is grateful and honoured to be partnered with such a wonderful, generous organization.
Life Changing Radiothon Raises Over $165,000
Thanks to the dedicated 580 CFRA listeners, CTV Ottawa viewers, and our generous community, on May 26, the Bruyère Life Changing Radiothon raised over $165,000 in support of patient care and research. Present and former Bruyère patients and their families shared personal stories about the care received while at Bruyère Continuing Care. Physicians, staff, and Bruyère Research Institute investigators shared expert advice on: Alzheimer's disease, stroke, falls prevention, the importance of health care data, care of the elderly, and life at the new Bruyère Village. “Today marked the beginning of new journey for the Foundation,” stated Bruyère Foundation president, Peggy Taillon. “We are excited to focus on supporting the incredible life-changing care and research offered at Bruyère and Bruyere Research Institute, specifically around brain health, integrated seniors' health and complex, chronic conditions and rehabilitation. On behalf of the future patients Bruyère will care for – thank you to everyone who made a donation and for supporting our mission of providing life changing care and research. We also want to thank our friends and partners at Bell Media especially the CFRA and CTV teams." Support for Life Changing Radiothon began live on 580 CFRA at 6 a.m. and continued throughout the day with politicians and Bell Media personalities taking donations at the Morguard VIP Pledge Bank. The Radiothon wrapped up with a live report from St. Laurent on the evening newscast on CTV Ottawa Evening News
The Hills Were Alive at Broadway for Bruyère!
On April 14, over 400 guests came out to support Bruyere as Emond Harnden Presents, Broadway for Bruyère, The Sound of Music gala! Walking into Performance Court off Elgin Street, guests were immediately transformed into a beautiful setting to welcome our VIP guests. Guests were wined and dined courtesy of Beckta Food & Wine, had make-up applied at the Burberry bar, bid on silent auction items, posed with friends in the photo booth, and had cocktails from the Broadway for Bruyère ice luge. After the VIP pre-show reception, guests travelled to the National Arts Centre (NAC) on VIP shuttles just in time for the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music. After the show, the cast hit the dance floor to the music from the Rebound Band! When it was time to go home, guests had their cars brought to them at the NAC and home they went, fabulous swag bag in hand. Guiding us through the evening was our fabulous MCs' from CTV Ottawa, Leanne Cusack and Matt Skube. Have a look at our photo album.
Sponsors in support of Bruyère included: presenting sponsor Emond Harnden, Morguard, Bell Media, Metroland Media, Andre Mickovitch – Assante Wealth Management, Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, McGill Buckley, Star Motors of Ottawa, Daniel C. Fernandes Law, Mann Lawyers, Ferguslea, Mastercraft Starwood, Priority Patient Transfer Services, Ontario Medical Supply, Flowers Talk Tivoli. Thank you for supporting Bruyère!
Shepherd's Fashion FUNraiser - Another Great Success
Bruyère Foundation kicked off the holiday season with a beautiful FUNraising event held at Shepherd’s Fashions, Train Yards location on November 23. Over a hundred guests were dazzled with the beauty of Shepherd’s, enjoyed wine from Three Dog Winery, and had their make-up applied by Dior. Special thank you to Omega Laser Therapy for sponsoring this event. Modeling the latest fashions included: Bruyère Foundation Board Chair, Fiona Gilfillan and Board members Barb Perrin and Sheila Brady. Also modeling were Nicole Burris, CTV’s Sarah Freemark, and former Bruyère patient, Kathryn Stagg. Escorting the models were the Bruyère Boys: Daniel Levac, Bernie Blais, Dan McEwen, Mario Daponte, Bernie Forestell and Dr. Frank Knoefel. Thank you to all of our guests for joining us at Shepherd's!
Life Changing Breakfast Showcases New Ideas on Aging Issues
Over 350 community leaders, politicians and Bruyère supporters packed the ballroom of the Château Laurier on October 1, National Seniors Day, for an inaugural fundraising event entitled, Life Changing Breakfast. This event was a platform to showcase Bruyère’s innovation and investment in research and health care specifically around Alzheimer’s disease and stroke rehabilitation. Support from the Life Changing Breakfast event will be used to attract the brightest minds in health care from around the world and leverage additional research funding to create a better health care future for our community and across the country. Funds will be used to establish focused research centres and best practices in the areas of healthy aging, brain disease and chronic illnesses.