Community Events

The Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation hosts a series of Community events throughout the year and is also fortunate to have organizations, businesses and volunteers host events on behalf of RVH.  Stay up to date on our events on this site and mark them on your calendar!


Join us at FINNIGAN’S for 12 hours of music as we CELEBRATE LIFE and raise funds for RVH oncology.  This annual event was started by the THREE AMIGOS; Janet Robertson, JoAnn McGregor and Annette Miller to support RVH Oncology which was a vital part of Janet’s battle with cancer.  Throughout the years the event grew and after Janet’s passing her three girls; April, Alyssa and Amber carried on the tradition.  Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic the event had to be revised last year to be a Town Wide Take out Event which was a success but folks could not be together at the main event to celebrate each other and support our oncology patients.  This year, with COVID-19 still lingering, a large dance gathering was still not supported by the medical team so FINNIGAN’S jumped on board with their 12 hours of music day to CELEBRATE LIFE!  Festivities will start and Noon and go forward throughout the day until midnight.  We will have hourly door prizes for those in attendance and we will be on hand to sell our WEEK ONE Catch the Ace tickets.  

We hope you can join us throughout the day to be entertained by amazing local talent and to take a minute out of our busy lives to CELEBRATE LIFE!

2023 Put Your Breast Foot Forward 

SAVE THE DATE!  Our 2023 Put Your Breast Foot Forward Walk for RVH Mammography will take place October 1, 2023  



The RVH Foundation is grateful to be the charity of choice for this fundraising initiative. From July 4th to August 28th, you can gather up your empties and support RVH! 

Throughout 2021, Beer Store employees, customers, and communities worked hard to raise funds for worthy causes across the province.  Last year, The Beer Store supported over 100 local hospitals and foodbanks and raised $258,843. This year, from July 4th – August 28th, The Beer Store is thrilled to be supporting local organizations again. With your help, The Beer Store is proud to support local charities within the community.  Please visit The Beer Store to support by placing a monetary donation or donating your empty returns.



Once again this year, Ken Dillabough of Protyre has generously donated a gorgeous 10’x12′ Gazebo to be raffled off by our RVH Foundation.  








 Pat McGregor is celebrating her 70th Birthday in the most inspiring way!

When asked WHY she generously chose RVH as her charity of choice, here is what she shared with us:

“Thanks to RVH we have the best doctor one could ask for.

RVH is one of the most progressive and advanced hospitals one could find yet it maintains the small town compassion and caring. Over the years my husband and other members of my family have unfortunately experienced health issues and we have always received prompt, compassionate and friendly care. We have access to the highest specialists and services in a relatively small town.

Every time there is a fundraiser we know it is going for an excellent cause.”

~Pat McGregor

Pat successfully completed the “Duathlon” on May 22, 2022! At 70 years of age she inspired us all as she completed a 5K RUN, 20K BIKE followed by another 2K RUN!  Amazing

Pat dedicated her time and energy to training for this event all while having a goal to celebrate & support our community hospital, RVH !

Pat surpassed three fund raising goals and raised an incredible $3,500.00 for the RVH Foundation!

THANK YOU PAT McGREGOR for supporting the RVH Foundation through your  “Pat Celebrates 70 with Charity Miles for RVH!”  AMAZING!



The annual CELEBRATION of LIFE event has been an amazing community event throughout the years.  The brainchild of long-time RVH Foundation supporter and volunteer Janet Robertson, the event started as a dance party on the last Friday in January to give everyone a chance to get together and CELEBRATE LIFE.  Janet’s legacy event was taken on by her three daughters after Janet lost her valiant battle with cancer and the girls continued the tradition for 10 years.  Last year, the event was cancelled due to the COVID situation and once again this year, the RVH Foundation event plans had to change.  

“Our Foundation Goal is to take this event on after the hand off by the Gillan girls and continue the long-standing tradition of a community event celebrating life and supporting RVH Oncology and Mammography which were so near and dear to the event founder Janet Robertson’s heart”, Patti Dillabough Executive Director of the RVH Foundation stated.

Once again this year we find ourselves in a COVID restriction scenario so our 2022 event plans have had to change, but we wanted to keep the tradition of the event going.  We reached out to our wonderful local eateries and came up with a TOWN-WIDE TAKE OUT EVENT to take place on Saturday January 29th.  Folks can order from one of our participating restaurants and a donation will be made to the Foundation for the Oncology/Mammography unit.  We are excited to announce the following restaurants are currently participating and we have been adding locations daily:

FINNIGAN’S ROAD HOUSE will be doing Lunch and Dinner

RENFREW & CALABOGIE PIZZARIA will be doing Lunch and Dinner

COCO JARRY’S will be doing Dinner ONLY

KARRAS WAY will be doing Lunch and Dinner

STEP N’ BACK DINER will be doing Lunch ONLY

DOMINO’S PIZZA will be doing Lunch and Dinner

FLAMINGO Restaurant will be doing Lunch and Dinner

The support has been amazing!  The RVH Foundation team will be visiting locations on Saturday January 29th and will be doing some Facebook live interviews.  Be sure to check out the Foundation Facebook page

We have an exciting FACEBOOK contest for $100 TOWN WIDE TAKE OUT DOLLARS sponsored by MICKEY’S PROMOTIONS

We hope to see everyone out and supporting our local eateries on Saturday January 29th — GREAT FOOD + AMAZING COMMUNITY SUPPORT + DONOR DOLLARS = A DIFFERENCE MADE TO OUR COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE!




Our Foundation team would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to our merchants and volunteers who were the reason our draw was so successful.  Our Merchants will be officially recognized on a plaque that will be displayed in the renovated Emergency Department to indicate the difference their support has made on our community health care.  We live in an amazing community.

Our RVH FOUNDATION CATCH THE ACE TRILOGY will launch in APRIL of 2022 in conjunction with Cancer Awareness Month.  All proceeds from our CTA Trilogy will be directed to a new Mammogram machine! Stay tuned for updates and THANK YOU to everyone who purchased a ticket in CTA the SEQUEL!  

Many folks have asked why we do not sell online or a combination of cash and online. The answer is, because we wish to continue with our vendors, physical tickets & Live in person draws (streamed via Facebook Live) we are not permitted to sell online as per AGCO licensing guidelines.
We want to do everything we can to support our local vendors during this challenging time. When you are purchasing your ticket, take the time to support local.

2022 “Put Your BREAST FOOT Forward” Walk/Run for RVH Mammography

Our 2022 “PUT YOUR BREAST FOOT FORWARD” 5km WALK/RUN for RVH Mammography will be held on October 2, 2022!   Stay tuned for details!


Check out some of our amazing 2021 “PUT YOUR BREAST FOOT FORWARD” 5km Walk/Run photos to entice you to participate this year:


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Our RVH Foundation runs a special “MATCH PROGRAM” in conjunction with our TREE of LIGHTS on GIVING TUESDAY.  For each dollar donated with the purchase of a LIGHT of LOVE, the dollar is MATCHED by Jon Pole of MYFM.  Our goal for GIVING TUESDAY to to LIGHT UP our beautiful RENDER’S FARM Christmas Tree that is displayed in the GAZEBO in our gorgeous and festive Healing Garden at the front of the Renfrew Victoria Hospital.  You can follow us on Facebook and here on our website to see our tree being lit with LIGHTS of LOVE throughout the day.  Jon Pole of MYFM has generously donated through the GIVING TUESDAY Match Program for the past four years!  An amazing show of community support for our local health care.

GIVING TUESDAY donation forms will be available right here on our website prior to November 30th.

2021 TREE of LIGHTS Event

Our 2021 Tree of Lights Event is scheduled for Friday December 3, 2021.  We will be providing details in the upcoming weeks to share event particulars.  SAVE THE DATE!

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