Popular Spring Luncheon returns in honour of late June Keddie

Press release

The Riverside Foundation for Health Care Special Event’s Committee is excited to announce the return of the Spring Luncheon with a High Tea to honour past board member June Keddie. Keddie, who passed away last year, served on the Foundation Board well into her 80’s as both the Rainycrest Auxiliary and LVGH Auxiliary Rep from 2011-2019.

The High Tea will be taking place on Saturday, April 29th at the Robert Moore School gym from 11:00 – 2:00pm. Keddie, an English war bride, loved her community, celebrating in fashion, and the colour purple. The afternoon will be an opportunity for guests to celebrate everything June loved, while at the same time giving back to one of the many organisations that she volunteered for.

As always, this year’s luncheon will feature a Boutique, which will be selling new and gently used items with something to satisfy everyone’s shopping desires. The Special Events Committee is currently seeking donations of new or gently used goods for the Boutique. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Allison at the Foundation Office at 274-4803. Pick up or delivery can be arranged.

The Special Events Committee will be hitting the ground running soon to solicit donations for use in the penny table and silent auction. If you are interested in making a donation but have not been approached in the next few weeks, please reach out to the Foundation office.

New this year will be Lunch Service sponsorship opportunities available for business’s that would like to support the Luncheon through a means other than an in-kind donation. For more information on what this entails please contact the Foundation Office.

This year, all funds raised through the luncheon will go towards the purchase of Lithotomy Boot Stirrups which will not only be of use in the Operating Room but will also support the Regional Surgical program. This equipment, which comes with a price tag of ~$9,500 is integral in obtaining proper positioning of the pelvic area during procedures that require access to this region.

Tickets for the luncheon will be available soon, with more information on where they can be purchased coming in the near future.

The Riverside Foundation for Health Care is the fundraising entity for Riverside Health Care Facilities. It is our mission to raise funds for the purchase of medical equipment, the support of patient/client services, and the improvement of medical facilities for all residents of the area served by Riverside Health Care. Donors can choose to designate their donation to a specific facility, department, or approved piece of capital equipment. Every dollar designated to a specific fund is used for it’s intended purpose. Riverside Foundation honours the capital approval process that is in place at Riverside Facilities and is only able to support the purchase of any medical equipment, support patient/client services, and support any improvement of medical facilities that has been granted approval by Riverside Health Care Facilities.