Throughout the year, the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation hosts a number of Signature Events including:
Our 2020 RVH Golf Classic is celebrating its 22nd year. Founded in 1998 this annual tournament is a sell-out and has raised almost $850,000, impacting the lives of thousands in our region. Our 2020 RVH GOLF CLASSIC had to be rescheduled due to COVID-19 and took place in September this year. It was a gorgeous fall day on the Renfrew Golf Course and although the event was different in format having staggered tee off time vs a shotgun start and lunch and dinner to go the event was a huge success. The GAZEBO raffle held in conjunction with the RVH Golf Classic was a huge success. The gorgeous Gazebo was donated by Ken Dillabough of Protyre and was won by Melissa Virgin of Renfrew. We would like to extend a huge, heartfelt THANK YOU to Ken for his generosity and ongoing support of our community hospital.
Also, very special thanks to JESSE the BACKYARD GOURMET BBQ for providing a delicious take home dinner from his food truck for all of our golfers.
The management and staff at the Renfrew Golf Club were amazing and the bag lunch provided by the kitchen crew at the RGC was delicious.
Due to the economic situation for many of our regular sponsors and Golf Classic supporters, we did not go forward to solicit donations and/or silent auction prizes for this year’s event. Instead, our 22nd Annual RVH Golf Classic was hosted in recognition and appreciation for all of our past sponsors and past and present participants. We featured our previous sponsors on our FAIRWAY of RECOGNITION down the 18th hole. It was a fitting tribute to the many businesses/organizations that have been constant supporters for our annual Golf Classic.
It was a beautiful day highlighted by the scenic surroundings at the Renfrew Golf Course, great food and outstanding participants. Thank you to everyone who contributed and participated. We are truly blessed to live in such a giving community.
Tree of Lights
This year marks the 30th year of our the RVH Foundation Tree of Lights tradition; Thirty years that this wonderful community event has officially has kicked off the holiday season in our community.
Our community tree is lit with the glow of “LIGHTS OF LOVE” purchased in memory or in honour of our loved ones and brings the true spirit of the season in a colourful tribute. Lights of Love can be purchased on line through our website or by calling the RVH Foundation office at 613-432-4851 ext 263, 312, 276, or 868. A special tribute will feature all the names depicted through a LIGHT OF LOVE on the tree and will be on display the night of the official lighting and then will be moved to be featured in the Gazebo in the Healing Garden at RVH for the remainder of the holiday season.
Our Tree of Lights Campaign will be mailed and e-mailed in November. Every year our Tree of Lights card features the talents of a local artist and this year we are excited to highlight the photographic talents of Haley Scott Photography. Haley took a gorgeous photo last year looking over the Tree of Lights from the Fire Hall Tower; “COMMUNITY LIGHT, COMMUNITY SPIRIT” where our community tree was aglow with Lights of Love and surrounded by members of our community. The RVH Foundation is so pleased to have this memory captured and highlighted on our 2020 Tree of Lights card.
Due to the restrictions and safety protocols surrounding COVID-19, our 30th Anniversary Tree of Lights Event will be held VIRTUALLY. The event will take place Friday December 4, 2020 via FACEBOOK Live on our Facebook page at Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation. Our virtual event will feature local talent and our Lights of Love. You can tune in to our Facebook page at 6:00pm on Friday December 4th for our FACEBOOK LIVE broadcast.