Hundreds Turn Out for MUHC Summer Festival in the Park
A group of children give their all during a game of tug of war at the McGill University Health Centre’s Summer Festival.
The event featured a variety of activities including large inflatable games, a reptile petting zoo, and classic summer games like tug-of-war, hula hoops and a limbo contest. A maquette of the new Glen site was also on display, giving visitors the chance to see the hospital and research facilities taking shape just down the street near Vendôme metro station. Construction is set to be completed in fall of 2014 and the hospital will welcome patients in the summer of 2015.
The event was emceed by CHOM 97.7 FM radio host Jason Rockman, while the bands Glo, 3 and a Half Men, and The Choir Boys kept the music flowing all afternoon.
“The Summer Festival was a wonderful opportunity to bring the MUHC family together,” said Marie-Claire Richer, director of the Transition Support Office, which organized the event. “The sense of community generated by this type of gathering is certainly vital for a successful transition to our new home at the Glen site.”
“The weather was absolutely perfect,” said Bridget Callaghan from the transition team who led the volunteer organizing committee. “We are also grateful for all of the sponsors and volunteers who stepped forward to help make this day possible and enjoyable for everyone.”
The event raised $24,180 that will go to The Best Care for Life Campaign in support of the New MUHC.
Gold sponsors: Amusements Airbounce, Groupe immobilier santé McGill, MOOG Audio Laval, SNC Lavalin; Silver sponsors: Eventure, Mofax, Le glacier bilboquet Westmount, Preston Phipps, RBC; Bronze sponsors: B & M Restaurant, Dagwoods, Dairy Queen Sherbrooke, Glo, Loblaws St. Jacques, Magazoo, McDonald’s St. Jacques/Sherbrooke, Moishes, Pasta Casareccia, Sciences en folie / Mad Science, St-Laurent Coiffure Jean-Talon, Ye Olde Orchard Pub & Grill
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About the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and The Best Care for Life Campaign
One of the world’s foremost academic health centres, the MUHC offers exceptional and integrated patient-centric care, research, teaching and technology assessment. Affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University, it is highly committed to the continuum of care in its community. The partner hospitals of the MUHC—the Lachine Hospital, the Montreal Chest Institute, the Montreal General Hospital, the Montreal Neurological Hospital, the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Montreal Children's Hospital— value multidisciplinary service throughout the lifespan, innovative technologies and practices, strategic partnerships and leadership in knowledge transfer. The MUHC is currently carrying out a $2.35-billion Redevelopment Project on three sites—the Glen, and Montreal General and Lachine hospitals—designed to provide healthcare professionals with an effective environment in which to ensure patients and their families get the best care for life. The sites are also anchored in best sustainable-development practices, including LEED® and BOMA BESt guidelines muhc.ca/construction
The Best Care for Life Campaign is an unprecedented philanthropic effort aimed at raising the funds needed to complete the McGill University Health Centre’s Redevelopment Project as well as the Capital Development Plan. muhcfoundation.com
For more information
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