Introducing Soldiers’ Catch the Ace Progressive Lottery

Hospital Foundation Taps Into Popular Online Lottery to Increase Revenue Starting today, there’s another chance to win big in Ontario. The Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation is launching Soldiers’ Catch the Ace ( – an online, province-wide progressive lottery. The proceeds will help equip Soldiers’ frontline workers with the tools they need to provide the […]

Bottle Drive at Local Beer Stores Nets Over $40,000 for Soldiers’

Orillians who popped a top or two over the summer months and donated their empties to The Beer Store’s bottle drive helped raise an incredible $42,133 to support Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. This fundraising campaign was part of The Beer Store’s company-wide initiative to raise funds for local hospitals and food banks across the province. […]

Record-Breaking Year for Hospital Gala

Soldiers’ Spooktacular Soirée Raised $136,000 in support of Critical Care and Ventilators The Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 19th Annual Gala may have gone virtual, but the dollars raised will make a real impact on patient care at Soldiers’. The proceeds will help the Hospital purchase life-saving ventilators, other breathing apparatus and medical equipment to […]

Sunshine Superwash Celebrates 50 Years of Business with $7,000 Donation to Soldiers’

COVID-19 couldn’t stop the owners of Sunshine Superwash from celebrating the business’ golden anniversary in Orillia. To mark the milestone, owner Ted Hewett hosted a two-day charity car wash in support of Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. The September 11th and 12th event cleaned up, raising $7,048.10. Ten dollars from every car wash and the proceeds […]

Smilezone Foundation Donates Masks to Soldiers’ Paediatric Patients

The Smilezone Foundation is shifting gears in the current pandemic environment by creating the Safe Smile Mask Campaign to ensure children receiving medical, mental and emotional support services at partner healthcare facilities, like Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, have a mask to wear. The Smilezone Foundation transforms waiting rooms, patient care rooms or entire medical areas […]

Three Orillia Students Recognized with 2020 Reid Family Scholarships

Recent Orillia Secondary School graduates, Fouz Ul-Mubeen and Abigail Austin, along with Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School graduate, Hannah Deyell, are the collective winners of the 2020 Reid Family Scholarship awarded by the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital Foundation. Ul-Mubeen is now enrolled at the University of Ottawa in a Biotechnology program and plans to become […]

McGregor on the Water Funds Vital Signs Monitor for Soldiers’ Paediatrics

The cancellation of their annual Customer Appreciation BBQ and Fundraiser didn’t stop the Csumrik family, owners of McGregor on the Water, from continuing with a $7,500 donation to Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. The funds are supporting the purchase of a vital signs monitor for the Paediatric Outpatient Clinic. Each summer, the Csumriks close out the […]

Orillia McDonald’s Healthcare Heroes Campaign Nets Over $14,000 for Soldiers’

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Orillia McDonald’s Restaurants were not able to move forward with their annual McHappy Day fundraising event for 2020. Instead, the local restaurants launched the month-long Healthcare Heroes campaign earlier this spring to show support for frontline healthcare workers while raising funds to help Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital fight the virus. […]

Bayshore Village Car Wash Generates $3,500 Donation to Soldiers’ COVID Fund

A letter inspired an entire community to join forces to raise $3,558.50 in support of Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital’s battle against COVID-19. Dr. Rebecca Van Iersel, Medical Team Lead of Soldiers’ COVID Unit, authored a letter to the public back in March, requesting support for donations to fund COVID-related expenses, like additional ventilators, personal protection […]