Together We Care

Fundraising has begun to give Guelph General Hospital a powerful new MRI scanner!
Our generous community came together 14 years ago to fund Guelph General’s first MRI scanner. Today, at Guelph General, up to 15,000 MRI scans are completed annually.
GGH is one of Ontario’s most efficiently run MRI scanners. Month-over- month, GGH completes a high number of patient scans per hour in operation compared to other MRI scanners in the province.
New MRI Scanner Facts:
13,000 to 17,000 MRI scans annually are estimated for Guelph General Hospital’s new MRI scanner.
A new MRI scanner will be up to 2x faster! A scan that now takes 30 minutes could be completed in 15 to 20 minutes.
Better image quality. Doctors will be able to see smaller details with greater clarity, leading to earlier and more accurate diagnosis.
The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital will be designating many of their fundraising initiatives towards the MRI scanner, currently these include:
•    Spring Direct Response program, including mail and email appeals, or make a donation online:
•    Tour de Guelph 2021, visit to register.
•    The 50/50 Hospital Lottery, visit to play.
•    Next week a digital micro-giving campaign on and Facebook encouraging $15 donations, encouraging everyone in our community to contribute what they can.
An MRI scanner will do 150,000 scans over its 10-year lifespan. The operational costs of running it are paid by the Ontario government, including staffing and supplies. However, donations pay for the upfront equipment costs. The new scanner will cost $2.25 million to purchase and install, this means a $15 donation will support the equipment cost for one patient scan over the lifespan of the new MRI scanner!
Donations towards the MRI scanner will also be counted towards the Hospital’s most urgent Together, We Care campaign, helping to reach our $34-million fundraising goal! To learn more, visit

Big Night Out: Drive-In

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters on Saturday, July 17th for an event you will not want to miss.  Wellington Group of Companies and Remodel Realty gear up to present the Big Night Out Drive-In event.  Get your tickets now as we will sell out – only $100 each ticket!  Games, food and entertainment what more could you ask for?
The event is supported by amazing companies like Sleeman Breweries, Straight Street Event Services and Equals 2 Production.    Make a BIG impact this summer and get excited to get out – in your car.   The evening will be hosted by Spencer Dunn a local improv superstar, as well as feature testimonials from current volunteers and families involved with BBBSG and wrap up the night with a performance from a local Comedian.  Help make a difference in the lives of hundreds of children involved in our mentoring programs, we are #biggertogether.  We hope to see you there!

For tickets or more information click here.

Freedom from Addiction Golf Classic

We are pleased to invite you to our 1st annual Freedom from Addiction Golf Classic in support of Portage Ontario. The tournament will be held at Ariss Valley Golf and Country Club on Thursday July 15th, 2021. Golf packages are only $175!
Highlights include:
•18 holes of golf
•Three tee decks
•Boxed lunch
•Power golf cart
•Dinner and presentation
•Games, prizes and online silent auction
We hope you can join us. Proceeds from our events go towards supporting youth sufferingfrom substance abuse-related problems to overcome their dependencies and learn how to manage the challenges of everyday life without drugs. Our programs have helped empower over 4000 youth, bringing meaningful change in their lives. This charity is supported by the generosity of the community and people like you.
We look forward to welcoming you to the 2021 Freedom from Addiction Golf Classic. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.