Oct.4 2021

Local healthcare fundraising news

St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (SFVH): Congratulations to Week #16 Catch the Ace Lottery winner Susan Yarascavitch of Round Lake Centre. Susan was chosen as the Foundation’s weekly winner on Sept.30 and received $1,075! She picked envelope #41 which revealed the Ten of Clubs. The ticket was purchased at Round Lake Centre Food Market. The Weekly Prize for Week #17 is estimated at $1,075 and if the Ace of Spades is found, the Total Winnings will be around $25,958.  All proceeds support the purchase of essential medical equipment for St Francis Memorial Hospital. 

Susan Yarascavitch. Photo submitted

County realtors support SFVH: Supporting community needs is a long standing tradition for the organizers of the Renfrew County Real Estate Board (RCDEB) Golf Tournament and this year, proceeds from the 2021 tournament held Aug.18 at Pembroke Golf Course will help support local healthcare needs at Valley Manor, St Francis Memorial Hospital and MV Hospice Palliative Care. The St Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation is responsible for raising funds for these organizations and was very grateful to be chosen as one of three charities to receive a portion of the proceeds from the tournament. Representatives from healthcare organizations were on hand to accept the generous donation of $15,260 from Kristen Grave Kuiack, Chair RCDEB Golf Tournament Committee.

From left (back row): Victoria Cybulski Blank, Gregory McLeod, Erin Gienow. (front row):  Kristen Graves Kuiack, Gail Yantha, Julia Boudreau and Dylaina Wood

ShopHERE webinar Oct.6

Community Futures Development Corporation Renfrew County continues to promote online selling for area businesses through their Digital Main Street program. ShopHERE provides independent small businesses and artists with a quick, easy and no-cost way to get selling online right away. You can learn more at a FREE online information session on Oct.6. Click HERE to register for the program through EventBrite.


FREE counselling in Renfrew County for mental health and addictions every Thursday

For details on how to access Counselling Connect as well as classified ads and information about clinics, Covid-testing, and more, click HERE to check out The Current’s  Classified/Notices page


MV Public Library offers free indigenous resources

Still have questions about last week’s national Truth and Reconciliation Day? Want to learn more about the indigenous peoples of Canada? Madawaska Valley Public Library (MVPL) offers a variety of free resources to help, starting with the staff’s collection of materials available for borrowing. If you regularly download e-books and audio books from MVPL’s online service Libby, check out the Indigenous Voices section of titles curated by librarians for all ages of readers. Call 613-756-2000 or email mvplprograms@gmail.com to register your toddler/young child for the next free BIAK Indigenous Drumming and Teaching program on Thursday, Oct.21 at 10:30 a.m.


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