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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.

Call 306-786-0506
Toll free 1-800-636-3243

Charity road race raised $34,735 for ICU 


​There were 267 registered runners and walkers who participated in the Charity Road Race on Sunday, August 21. “This was our best turn out ever, said Ross Fisher, Executive Director of the Health Foundation, and it continues our trend of increasing the number of runners and walkers every year.

“This year Harvest Meats very generously paid the registration fees for any employees and their family members who wanted to run or walk, and, there was a great turn out from Harvest Meats with 54 participants.” This was a great idea, and we may ask a few more businesses next year if they would consider something like this,” continued Ross Fisher.

We are very pleased with the results of the Charity Road Race. Every year we set goals for the year, and we successfully met our goals this year; these were:

  • To provide an opportunity for people to introduce a little fitness into their lives by putting on free running clinics from May to August;
  • To hold a fun and well organized Charity Road Race that everyone from the beginning runner to the competitive runner can participate in; and,
  • To raise funds for the purchase of medical equipment that will provide an improved or new service to the residents of this region.


This year all of the funds raised will go toward the purchase of new monitoring equipment for the Intensive Care Unit in the Regional Hospital. The top five fundraisers were: Russ Thompson, who raised $2,135; Dave Matichuk, who raised $1,610; the Surjik family, who raised $1,210; Tracy Newton, raising $1,135; and, Adele Pask, who raised $1,050.

Race results can be viewed at ResultsCanada.com:

2016 events


​​Radiothon: April 25 and 26

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

Charity Golf Classic:June 9

Road Race/Community Walk: Aug. 21

Gala: Oct. 22


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.