Raising spirits, raising funds

Foundation Board member Randy Viray presents a donation from his company’s annual golf tournament to Foundation President and CEO Karen Fowler.


October 18, 2021

Prairie Eye Care Optometrists held Blue Jeans Fridays in support of the Perinatal Bereavement Fund.

The St. Boniface Hospital community is not only generous but enterprising as well!

From golfing and running to sweet treats and more, we’re grateful for the people, businesses, service groups, and schools who independently devote their time and talents to raise funds for patient care and research at St. Boniface Hospital.

Such “third-party” fundraisers, as they’re commonly known, reflect the passion of our community to pull up their sleeves and engage their own networks in supporting hope and healing.

“People want to make a difference and support the Hospital in their own way,” explains Karen Fowler, President & CEO, St. Boniface Hospital Foundation.

“Smaller fundraisers are manageable and allow people to get creative and collaborate within the community. Even Facebook fundraisers are becoming more and more popular! We provide support every step of the way with guidance, promotion, and other creative elements.”

“We’re just so grateful for even the smallest third-party events – they all have BIG heart!”

This month of Thanksgiving and all year, a huge Thank You! to all those whose “do-it-yourself” drive adds so much to our culture of caring, including:

Going the distance: Junel Malapad has run hundreds of kilometres to raise funds for patient care at St. Boniface Hospital.

Bill Peters Red Rose Red band concert (cardiac research)

Corus Entertainment – matching campaign for Peggy@99.1 cash giveaway
(COVID-19 Response Fund)

Gobeil family – Pampered Chef-product sales (NICU)

Hilary Druxman Design – special necklace (women’s heart health and NICU)

Jenna Rae Cakes – proceeds from cupcake sales (NICU)

Junel Malapad – multiple 50-km runs (hospital needs for patient care)

L.V. Control Manufacturing – holiday-season employee donations
(cardiac and Alzheimer’s research)

McNaught Cadillac Buick GMC – proceeds from oil changes (Palliative Care Unit)

Prairie Eye Care Optometrists – Blue Jeans Fridays (Perinatal Bereavement Fund)

Randy Viray Financial Golf Tournament – (hospital needs for patient care)

Salisbury House – Pay It Forward charitable campaign gift cards
(COVID-19 Response Fund)

St. John’s-Ravenscourt School – community involvement committee (cardiac care)


Got a great idea for a fundraiser? Contact us at events@stbhf.org and we’ll share some helpful tips to get you going.