Weagants co-chair WDMH Foundation ‘Red & White’ Gala

Sandra and Bob Weagant, shown receiving their North Dundas Community Builder Award last year. The couple have been selected as co-chairs of the upcoming Winchester District Memorial Hospital Gala. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Tickets available now for fundraiser event
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WINCHESTER — Bob and Sandra Weagant don’t sit around much. They like to be where the action is. That’s why they are happy to serve as the honorary co-chairs of the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation Gala. And they are hoping that friends, family, colleagues and neighbours will join them to support health care close to home.

“How fortunate we are to have this hospital in our community,” says Bob. “If people don’t support the hospital, we won’t have the wonderful services and equipment we all need,” adds Sandra.

Bob and Sandra – along with the WDMH Foundation Board and the 2017 Gala Committee — invite everyone to attend The Red & White Gala — Celebrating Canada 150 and WDMH on Saturday, June 3rd at the Joel Steele Community Centre in Winchester.

The event promises an evening of fun, great music and dancing and delicious Canadian food, as well as live and silent auctions, a 50/50 contest, a photo booth, ‘panning for gold’, 150 trivia and much more.

“We are so excited to have Bob and Sandra on board,” notes Kristen Casselman, Managing Director. “As the recipients of the 2016 North Dundas Community Builder Award, they are truly committed to their community and their local hospital.”

In fact, the Weagants have been to almost every hospital gala held in Winchester. “I was born the same year as the hospital was built,” notes Bob. “Today, it is a state-of-the-art facility with wonderful doctors and nurses providing excellent care. We all need to celebrate that. Sandra and I look forward to seeing everyone at the gala. And I’ve got tickets for sale!

Proceeds from the event go to the Family Care Fund, supporting care for families.

“Many people are not aware that our tax dollars do not fund everything that a hospital needs. This event is one of the many ways we are raising money to help ensure compassionate, excellent health care at WDMH,” adds Casselman.

Tickets are now on sale for $125 each. Purchase by contacting the Foundation office at 613-774-2422, ext. 6162.

Honorary WDMH Gala co-chairs Sandra and Bob Weagant appear below, when they were honoured with North Dundas’s Community Builder Award.

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