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Chase the Ace Week 17

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Charity Golf Classic raises $76,103

for medical equipment in 8 communities

The 17th Annual Charity Golf Classic held at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton on June 9 was a huge success with golfers and sponsors raising enough money to buy 12 pieces of medical equipment for eight facilities in the region. The equipment will go into facilities in Canora, Kamsack, Foam Lake, Preeceville, Esterhazy, Melville and Yorkton. 

“We have to thank our presenting sponsors who did a great job organizing the tournament this year,” Ross Fisher, Executive Director of The Health Foundation stated. “The presenting sponsors each donate $3,000 and also help organize the Charity Golf Classic.” They are Mosaic Potash Esterhazy, SaskTel, Louis Dreyfus Company and the Credit Unions of East Central Saskatchewan.

“We like how this tournament is run, with the proceeds going to medical facilities throughout the health region, where many of our clients, customers and employees live,” said Darryl Flunder, Procurement Manager for Louis Dreyfus.  “Healthcare is a good cause. Eventually everyone will use the healthcare system, and when we need it we want good facilities and equipment.”

The business community provides great support for the charity Golf Classic with 48 businesses providing sponsorship. Sponsorship covers the cost of the tournament so that 100% of the funds raised by golfers is used to buy medical equipment. 

The top three fundraisers this year were: 

  1. Ken Chyz raised $6,590 and won a $3,000 gift card; 
  2. Bernie Trischuk raised $5,570 and won a $1,000 gift card; and, 
  3. Kim Sapara raised $5,200 and won a $500 gift card. 

The top fundraising

team was Kris Sapara,

Kim Sapara, Dave

Dutcheshen, and

Shawn Veroba, who

raised a total of


The Health

Foundation extends

a very sincere thank

you to each and

every golfer for their

tremendous effort to

raise funds to improve healthcare in our communities.

The members of the organizing committee are: Chair Jerry Jemieff; Sheila Johnson of SaskTel; Robyn Pflanzer and Renee Ismond from Cornerstone Credit Union, Darryl Flunder of Louis Dreyfus Company, Keri Zawada of Sunrise Health Region and Ross Fisher. 

The following equipment purchases are made possible through the golf tournament:

  • Preeceville & District Health Center, Nursing, Broda chair
  • St Anthony's Hospital (Esterhazy), Laboratory, chemistry centrifuge
  • Kamsack District Nursing Home, Nursing, Broda chair
  • Norquay Health Center, Nursing, Broda chair
  • Canora Gateway Lodge, Nursing, Broda chair
  • Foam Lake Jubilee Home, Nursing, bariatric electric bed
  • Yorkton District Nursing Home, Cornerstone Therapies, bariatric hi-low treatment plinth
  • Yorkton Regional Health Center, ENT Clinic, fiberoptic laryngoscope
  • St Peter's Hospital, Emergency Department, medication cart
  • Yorkton Regional Health Center, Operating Room, cautery machine 
  • Yorkton Regional Health Center, Day Surgery, vital signs monitor
  • Yorkton District Nursing Home, Jowsey House, recumbent stepper
• TD Bank and The Health Foundation awarded $16,600 in scholarships and grants to health region employees this spring • Chase the Ace! New lottery offers weekly prizes and a jackpot prize if the Ace of Health is drawn •

2016 events

​​Radiothon: April 25 and 26

50/50 Lottery:on sale to May 10, draw date May 13

Chase the Ace Lottery: draws weekly to Dec. 16

Charity Golf Classic:June 9

Road Race/Community Walk: Aug. 21

Gala: Oct. 22

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Thank you!

The following individuals, organizations and businesses contributed more than $1,000 in 2015.

A and W Yorkton Drive-In Ltd. | Access Communications | Alfred Achtymichuk | Dr. Praveen Ahuja | Doug and Terry Alberts | Atlas Aggregates and Construction

Bailey's Funeral Home Ltd. | Barbour Excavating Inc. | Bev Berger | John Bilokreli | Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer | RM of Buchanan No. 304 | Village of Buchanan | Kenneth Burch

RM of Calder No. 241 | RM of Cana No. 214 | Canadian Pacific Railway | Canadian Tire | Canadian Western Bank | Canora Hospital Auxiliary | Canora Wheatland Lioness Club | Cargill Limited | Charis Medical Inc | Chernoff Family Foundation | Christie's Funeral Home and Crematorium | Churchbridge Credit Union | RM of Churchbridge No. 211 | CIBC | City of Yorkton | Core Real Estate Inc. | Core-Tech Structured Cabling | Cornerstone Credit Union | Credit Union Manager's Association | Crossroads Credit Union Limited | Crusader Drilling Corp. | Culligan  of Yorkton | Custom Printers

D.R. Auto Extras Ltd. | Days Inn & Suites | Dick and Faye DeRyk | Done-Rite Autobody and  Painting Ltd. | Dr. C.A. Spies Medical Prof. Corp | Dr. Greg Trischuk Dental Professional Corp. | Dr. N.T. Swan Medical Prof. Corp. | Duck Mountain Ambulance Care Ltd.

E.M.W Industrial Ltd. | Eecol Electric | Roy and Elsie Elsasser | RM of Emerald No. 277 | Energy Guard | John and Josepha Engel

Fair Court Asset Management | Farrell Agencies Ltd. | Fedorowich Construction | RM of Fertile Belt No. 183 | Town of Foam Lake | Leonard    Ford | Functional Rehab Inc.

G & M Excavating Ltd. | Gateway Co-operative Ltd | Dave Gerega | RM of Good Lake No. 274 | Harlow Gough | Ron Gough | Grain Millers Canada Corp. | RM of Grayson No. 184 | GX 94/Fox FM Radio | GX94 Community Support Fund

Harvest Meats | Highway 10 Homes Ltd. | Larry and Kathy Hilworth | Vi and the late Andy Hnatuk | Alice Hollinger | Don Hood | Peter and Barbara Hutzul | Hyas Recreation Board

RM of Insinger No. 275 | Integrity Builders Ltd. | RM of Invermay No. 305 | Invesco Canada | Town of Ituna | RM of Ituna Bon Accord No. 246

Kamsack Hospital Auxiliary | R. Bruce and Gwen Keith | Henry and Florence Kereliuk | Key Chevrolet Oldsmobile Cadillac Ltd. | RM of Keys No. 303 | Raymond and Nancy King | Kinsmen Club of Yorkton | Ryan Kitchen | Donna Kitsch | Knights of Columbus #2031 | Gene and Gladys Krepakevich

Gerald and Helen Lamson | Leland, Campbell LLP | Logan Stevens Construction | Loucks Medi-Health Pharmacy | Louis Dreyfus Commodities | Wasylina Lushney | M C Knoll School | W.Donald and Frances McLaren | RM of McLeod No. 185 | McMunn & Yates | Barry Mehling | Melrose Place | Melville Chevrolet Buick GMC | Melville Money Men | Miccar Aerial Ltd. | Morris Industries | Mosaic Canada ULC | Nestor Mykytyshyn | John and Anne Mysko

National Bank Financial | Newton Landscaping and Hydrovac Service Ltd. | Norenda Construction | Town of Norquay | Nykolaishen Farm Equipment Ltd.

RM of Orkney No. 244 | OSS (2002) Ltd. | James and Patricia Overend | Mike and the late Mary Ozirney

Painted Hand Casino | Painted Hand Community Development Corporation | Doris Elaine Parr | Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd. | Diane Pask | Murray and Adele Pask | Penguin Refrigeration Ltd. | Edward and Agnes Perpeluk | Wayne Pochynuk | Prairie Co-operative Limited | RM of Preeceville No. 334 | Grant and Betsy Preston | John Prien

Neil and Tricia Rathgaber | RBC Foundation | RBC Royal Bank | Re/Max Blue Chip Realty | Thelma and the late Bob Ribchester | Richardson  Oilseed | Royal Canadian Legion Branch 77 | Royal Canadian Legion #249 | Rusnak  Balacko  Kachur Rusnak

Sage Creek Developments | RM of Saltcoats No. 213 | Kris and Debbie Sapara | SaskTel | Schaan Healthcare Products | SeCan Association | SecurTek Monitoring Solutions | Wally and the late Helen Sedlick | SEI Investments Canada Company | Gerard Severin | Shawn Patenaude Legal Prof Corp. | Sherring Diamonds | Shyiak Enterprises Ltd. | June Skrepnick | RM of Sliding Hills No. 273 | Ruth Smith | Smith Steel Inc. | Solon Core Contracting | Sorgaard Ranches Limited | Town of Springside | RM of Spy Hill No. 152 | St. Henry's Rosary Sodality | St. Paul Lutheran Home Foundation | St. Peter's Hospital Foundation | RM of Stanley No. 215 | Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation | Town of Sturgis | John Sukenik | Sun Local #78 | Sunrise Regional Medical and Surgical Staff | Supreme Basics

TA Foods Ltd. | TD Asset Management | Terry Ortynsky's Royal Ford | TF Yogurt Yorkton Inc. | Travellin Outlaws

Sylvia Ukrainetz | Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood

Viterra Inc. | Bernie and Karen Vogel

RM of Wallace No. 243 | Roy and Nancy Werle | Western Financial Group | Willowbrook and District Lions Club | Ruth Wilson-Bigg

Yorkton Antique Auto Association | Yorkton Area Parents for The Milk Box | Yorkton Co-operative Association Ltd. | Yorkton Curling Club | Yorkton Hyundai | Yorkton Lions Club | Yorkton SaskTel  Pioneers Club | Yorkton Toyota | Yorkton Welding & Machine (1983) Ltd.

Improving health care in our region

The Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan, Inc. is a volunteer organization dedicated to being the leaders in continuously improving and expanding the quality of healthcare and medical services in east central Saskatchewan.

Our mission is to work in partnership with donors, the community, healthcare providers and government to raise and invest funds in capital and educational initiatives that will enhance healthcare services for our health region.

The Foundation is guided by a volunteer board, and operates independently from both the health region and government. It receives no money other than your much-appreciated donations.