November 16th 2017

The Interlake-Eastern Health Foundation officially launched on November 16 with a special event held at the Gaynor Library in Selkirk that was attended by donors, foundation and board directors, local leaders and media.

“We look forward to working with community members, existing auxiliaries and foundations, as a partner, towards making our region a better place and to ensure excellent, sustainable healthcare for everyone in our communities,” says Foundation Executive Director Pam McCallum, “The Interlake-Eastern Health Foundation aims to surpass the expectations of both our communities and staff by embracing a culture of philanthropy to benefit health care.”

With an area of 61,000 km2, Interlake-Eastern RHA is one of Manitoba’s largest health regions, home to 126,000 residents, 10 hospitals and 16 personal care homes that provide general and specialized care to a diverse patient population.

 Left to right: Pamela McCallum Executive Director, Ted Lewis (board member), Kelly Cook (board member), Bill Bodman (board member), Cyndi Typliski (board member), Dr. Dan Lindsay (board member), Brent Wynnyk (donor), Dr. Alan Lagimodiere (MLA for Selkirk), Steve Day (board member), Tracey Epp (board member), and DJ Sigmundson (board member).

Missing: Cyndie Mitchell, Dave Cain, Ernest Stefanson and Brian Magnusson.

September 14th 2017

The Selkirk Regional Health Centre (SRHC) is officially open and celebrations took place at the new facility and included a visit from the Minster of Health, bagpipes, and drumming! A few of our Board members did a meet and greet with attendees while showcasing the Foundation’s great work to date!

From left to right: Ted Lewis, Cyndi Typliski, Dr. Dan Lindsay and Kelly Cook (all Interlake-Eastern Health Foundation Board members).

September 6th 2017 – AGM
August 3rd 2017

On August 3rd, the Interlake-Eastern Health Foundation’s executive director Pamela McCallum  and the Family Birthing Unit at the SRHC were presented a cheque from the MB Hydro Employee Giving Program for $4,000 for the purchase of a digital infant scale. Regional Director of Acute Care Kate Hodgson and CRN Jamie Brown are thrilled to add this new piece of technology to their very busy unit!

From left to right: Susan Geard (MB Hydro), Jamie Brown (CRN, Family Birthing Unit), and Kate Hodgson (Regional Director of Acute Care).

June 28th 2017

On June 28th Interlake-Eastern Health Foundation Board of Directors Cyndi Typliski and Bill Bodman along with executive director Pamela McCallum presented a cheque for $1,800 to the staff at Nova House from the $5 Club during the official grand opening of the new facility.

Nova House provides emergency refuge for women and children dealing with domestic violence. Many years of planning and fundraising were put into the new building

The new building cost close to $3 million to build and Nova House was able to raise $1.3 million. The rest of the funds came through donations from about 150 foundations, organizations, corporate funders and private donors.

Thank you to Renee Morrison, the $5 Club member who recommended Nova House for funding and thank you $5 Club

From left to right: Pamela McCallum (Interlake-Eastern Health Foundation), Anna Pazdzierski (Nova House), Cyndi Typliski (Interlake-Eastern Health Foundation), and Bill Bodman (Interlake-Eastern Health Foundation).

June 14th 2017

Local Lions Clubs donate $130,000 to Selkirk MRI

​​​​​​​On Wednesday, June 14, representatives from the Selkirk & District Lions Club (District 5M11), Stonewall & District Lions Club (District 5M13) and Lions Club International Foundation presented a $130,000 cheque to Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Foundation for the new Selkirk Regional Health Centre’s MRI fund.

Dr. Dan Lindsay, director of diagnostic services in Selkirk recognized the community’s long standing support for staff and patients at the hospital. “Community partnerships are an important part of our hospital and a big reason we are able to offer these services closer to home for our patients,” Dr. Dan Lindsay said at the event, “Thank you for the difference you have made in the kind of care we can offer our patients with the addition of the MRI.”

Front (l-r): Lion Gérald Fontaine (Past District Governor of District 5M 11 representing Lions Clubs International Foundation), Lion Louise Kernested (Past District Governor of District 5M 13), Lion Julie Dubowits (Treasurer of the Selkirk and Area Lions Club), and Lion Herb Dubowits (Selkirk and Area Lions Club)

Back (l-r): Pamela McCallum (Executive Director, Interlake-Eastern Health Foundation), Lion Dale Hiscock (President of the Selkirk and Area Lions Club), Bozidar Modrcin (Technical Director, DSM), Jeff Beresford (Diagnostic Services Director, IERHA), Dr. Daniel Lindsay (Medical Director of the Selkirk Regional health Centre and Interlake-Eastern Health Foundation Board Member), and Petr Kresta (Chief Operating Officer, DSM)

May 29th 2017

Thanks to Interlake-Eastern RHA staff in our $5 Club, the Interlake-Eastern Health Foundation was able to donate $2,000.00 to the Rainbow Resource Centre that runs Camp Aurora, a four-day subsidized summer camp for LGBTTQ* youth and allies!

From left to right: Myles Drynan (IERHA staff/$5 Club member), Sonya Bertoncello-May (Fund Developer, Rainbow Resource Centre), Samara Luprypa (Youth Programs Coordinator, Rainbow Resource Centre) and Pamela McCallum (Executive Director, Interlake-Eastern Health Foundation).