Meet some generous donors from our community who are helping to build the new Dundas Manor.
Winchester Lions Club
Since, 1968, the Winchester Lions Club has been helping out in our community. Their motto is ‘We Serve’ and where there’s a need, there’s a Lion. Lions are friends, family and neighbours who share a core belief – community is what you make it. And they’ve done it again with a donation of $10,000 to the Expanding the Circle of Compassionate Care campaign to build the new Dundas Manor. And even better – they’ve pledged an additional $10,000 to the campaign!
Giving back to the local rural communities where our staff work and live is important to us. We know Winchester District Memorial Hospital and Dundas Manor are particularly important in this community and we are pleased to do our part to support the new home. This donation is a way to thank WDMH and Dundas Manor for their ongoing care of our Winchester store’s staff, customers and their families. We’re proud to do business in the Winchester area and glad to give back.
Bob and Sandra Weagant
Our connection to Dundas Manor goes back many years because several of our close relatives have made their homes there. We want to help make a difference by seeing a new modern up-to-date home for residents and staff – including people who have made this community what it is today.
In the future, we may live in this facility ourselves and we need it to be safe, with current standards of care. We see a new fresh modern facility with more space, a window for everyone and happy friendly staff. We would like to see a big party with the whole community celebrating ‘A New Dundas Manor’!
Brinston United Church
Brinston United Church closed its doors in December 2020. But its legacy will live on through its generous gifts to the community. The congregation donated $29,191.85 to the WDMH Foundation. The church trustees noted: “For so many people from our church family, WDMH is their hospital, and the Manor is their last home. This is our way of giving back, by helping to take care of them.”
Retired Teachers of Ontario
The amazing team at RTOERO (Retired Teachers of Ontario) District 25 Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry had a vision to advocate for older adults to create a more secure and compassionate future for everyone. When they heard about the new building project for Dundas Manor, they were all in.
They turned to the RTOERO Community Grants program to help. “RTOERO Districts are eligible to receive grants of up to $2,500 for community projects that align with strategic goals,” explains Rich Prophet, RTOERO Board Chair.
“We submitted an application and were thrilled with the grant,” says Delores Biddy, President, District 25 Stormont Dundas Glengarry. “We care about the health of our local communities and are excited to support the work of the WDMH Foundation.”
But the local team didn’t stop there. District 25 then matched the $2,500 grant, bringing the total to $5,000 overall!
Dave and Dianne Lapier
As life-long residents of South Dundas, we have had the privilege of being involved in many aspects of the community, meeting many people along the way. We know the importance of giving back to our community and are pleased to support the redevelopment of Dundas Manor. With an aging population, it is vital that we have a long-term care home in Dundas County, and the current building no longer meets the needs of the residents and staff – they deserve a new home to live and work in.
The Morrisburg Lions Club was happy to donate $10,000 to the Dundas Manor building fund, profits from our Catch the Ace fundraiser. We made an additional $10,000 in donations from money raised at our Docksyde Canteen, which our Lions Club operates during the summer months at the waterfront in Morrisburg.
O’Farrell Financial is proud to support initiatives and charitable organizations in our communities.
Through our Legacy Fund, O’Farrell Financial has committed to support Dundas Manor over the next 10 years. The Dundas Manor has a direct impact on the families of our team members and our clients. As an organization, we take great pride in supporting this project.
Rotary Club of Chesterville & District
Committed to Service Above Self, the Rotary Club of Chesterville & District has given two generous donations to help build the new Dundas Manor. One gift of $2,500 was from the proceeds of their 2022 Duck Race – a popular event! The second donation of $650.25 was from their Happy Dollars. At their meetings, Rotarians are encouraged to give a cash donation in honour of something that makes them happy. Such a wonderful idea and a beautiful example of service above self to help the current and future residents of Dundas Manor!