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. . . because children need us! ANNUAL REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY 2 0 0 8 Every child deserves to live, play, learn, grow and reach The Children’s Hospital Foundation can only their potential. The Children’s Hospital Foundation achieve our goals with your support. Thank you of Manitoba is committed to ensuring we have the to our donors from all areas of the province, very best health care available for all children in this to our corporate partners and sponsors, many province, Nunavut and Northwestern Ontario. Over volunteers, the entire team at the Manitoba Institute the past 38 years, members of the community have of Child Health - our research division, and to helped us meet and exceed our financial goals for the team of doctors, nurses and health care child health care and pediatric research. professionals who care for our children. This annual report to the community highlights how Why does the community need to care and support the Foundation continues to make a difference, one the work of the Children’s Hospital Foundation? It is child at a time. Our priority is to raise money in support providing extras in the hospital for children to have of Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg, child health care in a more comfortable stay. It is giving hope to families learn live grow Manitoba and pediatric research through our research as researchers diligently work at unlocking medical division, the Manitoba Institute of Child Health. mysteries. It is helping children reach their potential. In 2008, the Foundation grew its support by 48 per cent Thank you for understanding that by contributing to sing play with over $3.9 million supporting pediatric research the Children’s Hospital Foundation you are helping to and over $2.5 million granted to Children’s Hospital ensure a brighter and healthier future for programs, equipment and renovation projects. . . . because children need us ! There are many highlights that have made history for the Foundation. We invite you to read this report to learn more about how donor dollars are making a difference in child health. Andrew McPherson Chair, Board of Directors Lesia Sianchuk Executive Director 1 Violet ent world fighting ered this for her life at a mere 839 grams and was the car e of entrusted to th e NeoNatal Intensive Care Unit. BDO Canadian Open Curling Over 35,000 curling fans attended this five-day event, which raised approximately $115,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Team Glenn Howard overcame Kevin Martin in the exciting final to win the tournament. The tournament also featured the first-ever Another Great Year of Events Capital One Million Dollar Button contest, in which contestant Ron Trottier won $10,000. Children’s Hospital Foundation Golf Classic The Foundation’s Golf Classic presented by Dr. Goodbear was a Life-Long Compassion & Commitment great day of golf, good times and friends connecting. The newly In 2008, together the guilds raised $72,000 through events like formed committee held the event at Niakwa Golf and Country the Bear Essentials Chown Fashion Show and St. Agnes Guild Big Club raising close to $20,000 in support of the Foundation. Band Night. In addition, the McKinnon Guild still manages their Nearly New Shop and St. Agnes Guild continues to ensure that the doors of the gift shop within Children’s Hospital are open. All the Guilds – Annie A Bond, St. Agnes, Chown, McKinnon and St. John’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic are our “champions for children”. It was another beautiful day in the park for the 2008 Teddy Bears’ Picnic, which marked the 22nd year of the biggest teddy bear bash in Manitoba. Over 20,000 enthusiastic children, parents and bear lovers gathered in Assiniboine Park to take in wonderful Kids Helping Kids entertainment, arts and crafts and learn about bear Each year, the Foundation is fortunate to have health care. the support of many children and teens who raise funds for Children’s Hospital. Some of their unique fundraising ideas include lemonade stands and donating money in lieu of birthday gifts. Ice Crystal Gala 2008 Presented by the Pollard Family Beautiful children dressed in crisp, elegant suits and shimmering gowns made their way to the Winnipeg Convention Centre with their Sources of Donated Funds families for the Second Annual Ice Crystal Gala. Fundraising Events 25% Estates, Tributes & Major Gifts 44% Over six hundred guests entered a winter wonderland of beautiful lit trees, graceful ballerinas, young musicians and sparkling snowflakes. A traditional turkey dinner, fantastic kids’ activities, great musical entertainment and unique auction prizes made it a truly memorable event. Guilds 6% Children’s Miracle Network 25% 4 5 Children’s Miracle Network ® Champions Across Canada Launch Each year, the Foundation takes part in the Children’s Miracle Network Champions Across Canada presented by Walmart Canada program Children’s Miracle Network® has grown dramatically since founded in 1983, from a which selects a child to represent the Children’s Hospital. televised fundraiser in a small studio, to one of the world’s leading children’s charities This child embodies what it means to be a survivor. In 2008, the Foundation working to save and improve the lives of millions of children each year. Since then, announced Bretton Tyler as Champion Child. Children’s Miracle Network has grown to over 170 member hospitals in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia. In Canada, Children’s Miracle Network supports 14 hospitals, which in turn treat over 2.6 million children each year. Costco Wholesale Thousands of special events and fundraisers are conducted year-round through a Costco broke all fundraising records in Manitoba in 2008 raising more network of children’s hospitals and corporate volunteers working together to ensure than $130,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation through their sale healthy kids in their communities. Corporate sponsors sell paper Miracle Balloons, of Miracle Balloons, dog tags, chocolate bars, and other individually radio stations broadcast Radiothons and sponsors have created customized programs initiated fundraising events. Costco employees held garage sales, bake which ‘match their mission with their passion’ to give back to the community and help sales, social events and a raffle to ensure that their fundraising goal was met. children get better. Through its year-round efforts to help hospitalized kids, Children’s Miracle Network has raised more than $3.4 billion to date, most of which is donated a dollar or two at a TD Bank Financial Group time by caring individuals. Children’s Miracle Network has raised more than $400 million TD Bank is a longtime friend of Children’s Hospital Foundation and for Canadian children’s hospitals since its inception, investing more than $46 million raised $140,000 in 2008. TD Bank is committed to partnering with the in 2008 alone. All of the funds generated are earmarked for the children’s hospital in community in December of each year, asking customers to make a the community in which they are raised. monthly pledge to the Children’s Hospital Foundation which is in turn matched by TD Bank. Together with a May campaign that involved the The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba is a proud member of sale of “Barnyard Buddies” and cookbooks, TD ensured a successful Children’s Miracle Network and is privileged to have the support of many annual fundraising year. invaluable national sponsors who raise funds that stay right here in Manitoba. In 2008, Children’s Miracle Network sponsors raised more than $1.8 million for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba. Winnipeg Children’s Miracle Radiothon In 2008, the Winnipeg Children’s Miracle Radiothon raised over $700,000 thanks to the generous support of Foresters, our sponsors and the community. The three day event, held March 26-28, $700,000 + surpassed all of our expectations and represents a true labor of love and commitment on the part of many including; our radio station partners at HOT 103 and QX 104, our volunteers and most of all, our $400,000 + community. The Children’s Miracle Radiothon would not be possible without the patients like Sam, who so generously, open their hearts, $100,000 + and share their stories with radio listeners. The Foundation also has the privilege of holding Radiothon events $50,000 + in Brandon and Thompson each year. In Brandon, our friends at KX 96 and 101.1 The Farm held a two day event live from Shoppers Mall. We thank our sponsors, families and the generous Brandon $20,000 + community for their on going support. In Thompson, the Foundation partners with 610 CHTM to hold a Children’s Miracle Radiothon $10,000 + event which broadcasts live from City Centre Mall. The support we receive from the Burntwood region is incredible. 6 7 At the age of nhad a window t w o, B r e t t o of 12 hour live or die, s in which he could depen ding o n h o w s uc c e s sfully his b lo od s ugar levels could b e lowered. Manitoba Institute of Child Health Reaching Their Full Potential 2008 was a year of transition for the Manitoba Institute We are well underway in our development of expanded The mission of the Manitoba Institute of Child Health, Investing in pediatric research continues to be a priority of Child Health (MICH). Our Director of Research, research facilities, which when complete in mid-2010, the research division of the Children’s Hospital for the Foundation committing over $3.9 million in 2008. Dr. Malcolm Ogborn, departed to assume a new role will double our available research space. This will Foundation of Manitoba is to improve the health of All grant requests are reviewed by the Foundation’s at the University of Northern British Columbia. We make us one of the largest pediatric research facilities children and youth by creating an environment that Institute Research Committee with experts in their value how far he brought this organization and take in Canada. Our new space has been designed attract and retains the best scientists and clinicians respective fields. New to the review process was comfort that he will continue to be an ambassador as an “open lab,” where researchers of different in Manitoba to foster excellence in research and the our joint review partnership with the Manitoba Health for the Institute both nationally and internationally. disciplines will work side by side, strengthening our development and application of treatment and cures. Research Council for our trainees’ awards. thematic approach to research, and enhancing the Change is a natural and necessary occurrence to Operating Grants transfer of discoveries that happen at the lab bench allow an institute such as MICH to grow. To ensure to applications in bedside and clinical care. This that MICH continues to prosper while the recruitment new infrastructure will enable us to vigorously attract effort for a permanent Director of Research is ongoing, Dr. Shyamala Dakshinamurti and recruit new scientists and research trainees, Functional Regulation of Neonatal Pulmonary Arterial Dr. Anna Hanlon Dearman three of us have agreed to share this role, working continuing our leadership in child health research Thromboxane Receptor Signalling Polysomnographic, Biochemical, and Circadian Characteristics closely with the Director of Operations and Business of Sleep and Response to Melatonin in Children with Fetal in Manitoba. Grant Amount | $45,000 Development. Alcohol Spectrum Disorder The newborn lung is very sensitive to low oxygen levels. In the lungs In October 2008 we hosted our 4th annual Child Grant Amount | $44,304 Growth was a major theme last year at MICH. We of otherwise healthy infants who do not receive sufficient oxygen at Health Research Day, highlighting advances made at birth, low oxygen causes lung blood vessels to go into spasm, so blood Sleep disorders in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) are expanded our grants and awards by increasing MICH. Areas included asthma , food allergy, diabetes cannot flow through the lung for gas exchange during breathing. This extremely common, under recognized, and challenging to treat. funding for our research competitions by 40 per causes the lethal disease persistent pulmonary hypertension of the Children with FASD struggle to settle down for bed, wake frequently research, and healthy nutrition. As we look to the cent. We established a partnership with the Manitoba newborn (PPHN). Dr. Dakshinamurti and her team are investigating the at night, and often show unusual behaviors such as rocking, head future, we see a horizon that is bright with possibilities, Health Research Council to increase joint funding effects of low oxygen levels on the function of muscle lining the blood banging, or chewing on their bedclothes to fall asleep. Families who innovation, and collaboration in child health research. care for these children understand how a poor night’s sleep aggravates opportunities for our trainees, which enabled us vessels of the newborn lung. We will continue on our journey of growth and daytime hyperactivity and oppositional behavior, and how it impacts to double the number of trainees we were able to discovery knowing that we have a firm foundation Dr. Marc Del Bigio their learning performance at school. This study will help researchers, support. We expanded our relationships by becoming Hydrocephalus and the Cerebrovascular System doctors, and most importantly families, understand why children with in our scientists, clinicians, and support staff who an official funding partner of the Canadian Child Health Grant Amount | $45,000 FASD have trouble sleeping. are truly dedicated to improving the lives of children Clinician Scientist Program, which provides clinicians Hydrocephalus is a brain disease characterized by an enlargement of everywhere. Dr. Michael Namaka the opportunity to develop independent research the fluid-filled cavities of the brain, and sometimes of the head itself. Multiple Sclerosis Induced Neuropathic Pain skills. We have new staff members who have joined us It is caused by a blockage to the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). In Grant Amount | $45,000 to provide enhanced support for our researchers. children, hydrocephalus can develop because of brain malformation, premature birth, or infection (such as meningitis). Dr. Del Bigio and his Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease of the central nervous Dr. Joanne Embree team are studying the mechanisms through which the brain becomes system. Patients with MS present with various clinical symptoms that Director of Research, Relationships damaged by hydrocephalus and are searching for ways of protecting include fatigue, muscle cramping, and chronic pain that greatly impact against that damage using drugs to supplement the surgical treatment. their overall quality of life. The results of this research could identify a Ms. Karen Sparrow new mechanism for MS-induced pain which could be targeted by future Director of Operations and Business Development treatment strategies. This research represents a significant step towards improving the quality of life for Manitobans living with MS by addressing Dr. Barb Triggs-Raine their primary symptomatic concern of chronic pain. Director of Research, Facility and Space Dr. Kent HayGlass Director of Research, Grants and Research Support 10 11 Other Grant Recipients In 2008 Million Dollar Miracles Dr. David Eisenstat | Grant Amount: $45,000 Clinical Post-Doctoral Fellowships At the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, we The remainder of Mrs. Rudko’s donation has gone Genetic Regulation of Forebrain Development by DLX Transcription In partnership with the Manitoba Health Research Council have the privilege of meeting some very extraordinary to purchase highly specialized neonatal equipment Factors: Relevance to Neurodevelopment Disorders. the following fellowship 2 year awards valued at $45,000 per annum were granted to: people and their families. One such person touched for the Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Dr. Joanne Embree | Grant Amount: $21,500 our lives greatly and because of her generosity, Unit (NICU). The NICU cares for babies born pre- Risk Factors and Geographic Variation in Antibiotic Susceptibilities Dr. Sergio Fanella, MD., FRCPC Dr. Edward Leung, BSc, MD children will benefit for many years to come. maturely with health issues like low birth weights and of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in a Canadian Pediatric population. Dr. Brandy Wicklow, BSc, MSc, MD, BSc Med respiratory and neurological concerns. In the spring of 2008, local philanthropist Mrs. Rose Dr. Emma Frost | Grant Amount: $41,983 Post Doctoral Fellowships Rudko made a mark in the Foundation’s history The Children’s Hospital Foundation held a special Molecular Mechanisms underlying the Regulation of Oligodendrocyte In partnership with the Manitoba Health Research Council by donating our first one time $1 million gift. Rose reception to honour and thank Mrs. Rudko. Guests Progenitor Behaviour. the following fellowship 2 year awards valued at $36,750 wanted to “give little children a better chance” and included the Yoder Family, whose daughter Violet per annum were granted to: leave a lasting legacy for all children in Manitoba fought for her life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Dr. Ruth Graham | Grant Amount: $39,686 Biologically Variable Ventilation in Porcine Models of Acute Respiratory Dr. Aiping Bai, BSc, MSc, Ph especially in memory of her late husband, local Unit when she was born. “We are very grateful to Distress Syndrome With and Without Surfactant Replacement: CT/PET Dr. Mark Loewen, BSc, MSc business man Paul Rudko. The couple founded the Mrs. Rudko for this incredible donation,” said Ray Mechanistic Studies. Dr. Trushar R. Patel, BSc, MSc, PhD Dr. Sreenivasan Palaninthan Preetha, B.V.Sc, M.V.Sc, PhD Rudrose Construction Company. “We both worked Yoder, Violet’s father. “My wife Mary and I know how Dr. Sam Kam Pun Kung | Grant Amount: $39,643 Dr. Dedmer Schaafsm hard through out lives. This is our way of giving back important donor dollars are to the Children’s Hospital. Dendritic Cells in Natural Killer Cell Differentiation. to the community,” said Mrs. Rudko. A portion of We firmly believe that the support of people like Rose Dr. Zhikang Peng | Grant Amount: $45,000 Undergraduate Studentship Awards the gift has been designated to renovate a new Pre- is what saved our daughter’s life.” These awards provide promising undergraduate students with a Vaccines against IgE in Suppression of Airway Inflammation and Admission Clinic in the Children’s Hospital. This clinic Remodelling in Mice. summer work experience in a medical research environment at the In September 2008, Mrs. Rudko passed away. Manitoba Institute of Child Health. In 2008, 17 students received prepares patients and their families, both medically Thanks to her tremendous generosity, her memory Dr. Martin Reed | Grant Amount: $45,000 awards valued at $4,500 each. and emotionally for their upcoming surgeries. The and legacy will live on for many generations. We at the Radiation Dose to Patients in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. idea of a Pre-Admission Clinic began in 1994 seeing Foundation do feel privileged to have known Rose. 400 patients annually, growing to 1,400 patients each year. The expanded space will increase the Graduate Studentship In partnership with the Manitoba Health Research Council and CancerCare Manitoba the following Studentship clinic’s capacity to see more patients, help improve 2-year awards valued at $17,000 per annum were granted to: efficiencies and provide even better family-centered Ms. Farhana Begum, BSc Ms. Gail Pollard, BSc Mrs. Erin Shepherd BN Ms. Kathryn Williamson BA,MA health care. Mr. Mario Fonseca, BSc Mrs. Jennifer Protudjer, BSc, MSc Alina-Gabriela Sofronescu BSc, MSc Mr. Qi Zhang BSc,MSc Ms. Kristin Hauff, BSc Mr. Ousama Rachid, BSc, MSc Mr. Parvez Vora BSc, MSc Miss Yingfeng Zheng BSc,MSc Mr. Tyler Hynes, BSc Joumana Salame Jiequn Weng BSc Use of Donated Funds Patient Care Endowments & Designated 13% Research Endowments & Designated 1% Manitoba Institute of Child Health 15% Research Equipment 38% Children’s Hospital Progams & Equipment 10% Research into Childhood Disease 23% 12 13 Making An Impact A Place to Play The Foundation is a major contributor to programs including the Child Life Department. Over Opportunities To Learn The Foundation supported grants that focused on health promotion and prevention. Some of these projects included: $332,000 was granted to ensure children and teens in hospital had access to toys, books, video games and DVDs. They were able to laugh, sing and feel a little better even if it was for just a Enhancing Preschool and School Readiness Services few moments. to Neonatal High-Risk Follow-Up Children | $81,702 The goal of this new initiative is to enhance multidisciplinary services including occupational therapy (OT), speech language therapy (SLP), and CHTV (Children’s Hospital Television Station, Channel 7) The Family Information Library & The Book Corner neurodevelopmental services to the Neonatal High Risk Follow-up Program. The aim is to provide multidisciplinary assessments and interim This closed-circuit television station provides alternative, non- The libraries at Children’s Hospital play a part in the mandate of the intervention to Neonatal High Risk Follow-Up children in the preschool years. This will enable early intervention, supportive home, and eventual commercial television programming for patients in the Children’s Hospital. hospital to provide family-centred care. The Family Information Library school programming. One extremely therapeutic tool that is utilized is a personal, interactive enables families to become better-informed and is able to participate live show that occurs for one hour every weekday, titled “The Good more fully in the health care of their children. The Book Corner is an Enhancing Pediatric Psychosocial Burn Rehabilitation Programming | $29,378 Day Show”. in-patient library that provides reading-related activities for recreation, Psychosocial burn rehabilitation spans the continuum of care for child and adolescent burn survivors from the time of injury to community care, as stimulation, humour and diversion during the stressful time of well as throughout the child’s development. A burn affects a child differently as he or she passes through each developmental phase. This grant Music Therapy Program hospitalization. provided the resources to support the continuation of psychosocial burn rehabilitation activities as well as enabled long term planning to ensure the Music is a natural part of childhood and it is a means of expression and best practices are in place as a centre of excellence in burn care and psychosocial rehabilitation. identity for the adolescent population. Music is able to access all levels Child Life Humour Program of health (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) simultaneously. The Children’s Hospital provides a unique service to patients and Community poster series to promote early Using the Child and Adult Sensory The Music Therapy Program at Children’s Hospital is able to offer and families. Although many hospitals worldwide invite “freelance” clowns childhood oral health in Manitoba | $11,500 Profiles to Enhance Caregiver/Child provide a non-pharmacological form of pain management in addition to or contracted therapeutic hospital clowns for visits, ours is the only The Faculty of Dentistry and Pediatrics and Child Relationships | $8,387 promoting music as a positive coping mechanism. hospital to employ a Child Life Specialist/Therapeutic Clown. Health received support to design and print a Since January 2005 the Child Health – Occupational positive and meaningful poster series promoting Therapy program has received 274 referrals for good oral health during the early childhood period children with primary or concomitant difficulties Enhancing Quality of Care and to help prevent early childhood caries. Early with sensory processing. Poor sensory processing childhood caries (ECC) is now the number one can take many forms but in all forms it affects The Foundation granted support for the following programs: pediatric disease, far eclipsing the prevalence of functional abilities. This grant has enabled the Child asthma. This poster series is one way to increase Health Occupational Therapy program to expand Pediatrics: Neonatology And Neonatal Expansion Of Speech Language Pathology Services awareness of key oral health messages in a variety the existing evaluation of children with sensory Follow-Up Program | $103,369 For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders | $46,232 of settings. modulation difficulties (defined as children who This program received support to enhance efficiency of data collection The Foundation’s provided an initial grant last year that had positive are unable to respond appropriately to ordinary and to improve the ability to monitor the outcome of newborn intensive outcomes however the Communications Department required additional experiences) to include specific evaluation of care. This support enabled the program to merge two databases to time and funding to continue to develop evidence-based practice caregiver sensory preferences. The goal is to provide a functioning integrated data collection system to enhance the guidelines and outcome measures. The goal is to continue to provide develop specific treatment strategies. outcomes of our vulnerable neonates. enhanced Speech Language Pathology services to the Let’s Get Started Clinic and Developmental Social Skills Diagnostic Clinic. Improvement Of Patient Flow At Children’s Hospital | $97,518 With the exception of pediatric cardiac surgery, all types of pediatric general and subspecialty surgery are provided at Children’s Hospital in Diagnostic Imaging, Children’s Hospital - ISO 9001:2000 Registration | $11,800 Other Initiatives That Received Grants Through the Foundation Winnipeg. Almost 7,500 surgical procedures are carried out annually. The Diagnostic Imaging Department worked with will QMI, a well Building a Centre for Pediatric Sleep Medicine | $62,390 Phase Three Funding - Dedicated Hearing Screener This new initiative grant provided funds to analyze and redesign, where established ISO registration company to achieve registration. This grant Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Surviving for High Risk Infant Hearing Screenings | $8,709 necessary, the current surgical patient flow at Children’s Hospital. has enabled Diagnostic Imaging to improve projects in the department which have resulted in improved services to children. Pediatric Sepsis Campaign | 29,547 Child Health Program Health Care Transition The Children’s Asthma Education Developing School Re-entry Videos to Ease the Transition Service Get Better Together Program | $7,763 Centre Manitoba Outreach Program | $48,000 Back to School for Young Burn Survivors | $18,626 Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy – Child Health Manitoba The Provincial Pediatric Asthma Outreach Program is an initiative Outcomes of Services by Therapists: Training Kit | $4,000 Pediatric Nephrology Medication Reconciliation: from the Children’s Asthma Education Centre (CAEC). The goal of the The Transfer Process | $16,336 Provincial Outreach Program is to make effective, timely and up to date asthma education accessible to children and families throughout the province. 14 15 O ne in a million born in Canada are a ch i l d r e n ff e rabbe Disease, Brand cted by K children. on was one of those There is no know n treatm ent or cure. Every Dollar Counts We are always inspired by the investment and generosity of members of the community. The Children’s Mr. Tico Cornejo HUB Computer Old Dutch Foods Limited Sun Life Financial Crosstown Civic Credit Union Mr. Rob Hutchison Ms. Fiona Olsen Super Thrifty Drugs Canada Ltd. Hospital Foundation gratefully acknowledges all of our many supporters who understand the importance Ms. Sasha Svenne Mr. Geoff Crysdale IBM Employees’ Charitable Fund Olympia Cycle & Ski of supporting the child health care. We are unable to publish every gift, but each one is very much Mrs. Karen Daeninck Mr. Terry Isaryk One Link Mortgage and Financial Mr. Gary Swanson Deloitte and Touche LLP The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba Onyx Financial Group Mr. Glen J. Sytnyk appreciated and truly does make a difference, every dollar does count. The following recognizes our major Mr.& Mrs. Ronald Derksen Dr. Danielle Jobb Order of Sons of Italy Dr. & Mrs. Shayne & Kathryn Taback gifts between January and December 2008. Dr. Elizabeth Doyle Mr. A. Eric Joseph Mr. Jeff Parsons Tacium Vincent Orlikow Mr. & Mrs. Jack & Rhonda Driedger Ms. Dawn Kardashinski Mr. & Mrs. Peter & Anita Pelech Tec Voc High School DSB Food Services Ltd. Mr. Al Kay Pembina Fine Wines Inc. Telexperts (Manitoba) Ltd. Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Lynne Dubienski Mr. Kris Keough Mr. Chris Pennycook – Mr. Jess Tesoro Legacy Creators ($1,000,000+) Tim Hortons Dr. Patrick McDonald Mr. & Mrs. Douglas R. Aitken Mr. & Mrs. Randy E. & Carol Dueck Mr. Trevor Kidd LePage Dynamic Real Estate Mrs. Aurelie Tetrault Mrs. Rose Rudko Toys R Us Medical Corporation Mrs. Belina R. Aitken Dunn-Rite Food Products Ltd. Mr. Larry Kimacovich Mr. Bert Peters Tetrem Capital Management Ltd. True North Sports & Entertainment EDS Canada Inc. Ms. Leora Almstrom E. H. Price Limited Mr. Cliff King Phoenix Manufacturing The Gail Asper Family Visionaries ($500,000+) The Winnipeg Foundation HANK FM & CKJS Ms. Belina Alcera E. H. Price Limited Employees Mr. David King Platinum Jets Inc. Foundation Inc. HOT 103 – Astral Media Winnipeg Police Association Hep Communications Ancast Industries Ltd. Ecole River Heights Ms. Tara R. King Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin & Diane Plett The Mobile Maitre d’ QX 104 – Astral Media Winnipeg Tax Centre Mr. & Mrs. Barry Hansell Mr. A. Robert Antenbring Mr. Dan Edmonds Kitchen Craft of Canada Mrs. Kelly Poirier The Prolific Group Recreation Association James A. Richardson Mr. Jeff Arnason EDS Canada Inc. – Mr. Andy Kloppenborg Mrs. Kim Poirier Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Susan Thiessen Goodbears ($250,000+) XEROX KBSH Spirit Foundation Ms. Gail Asper, OC, OM Manitoba Operations Centre Knights of Columbus Mr. Barry Ponee Mrs. Audrey Thompson Children’s Hospital Book Market Mr. Reginald Kehler and Mr. Michael Paterson Mr. Amr El-Ragaby St. Gerard #8180 Premier Pizza Inc. Mr. David Thompson & WalMart Canada Corp. Champions ($10,000.00+) Manitoba Healthy Living Bannister’s Dairy Entegra Credit Union KPMG Management Services LP Premier Printing Ltd. Ms. Susan Riley 7-6 Ranch Manitoba Moose Yearling Foundation Barrickman Colony Mr. Dave Evans Krystal Dreams Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Gerald V. & Mr. & Mrs. Jeff & Val Thompson Partners ($100,000+) All-Fab Building Components Inc. Manitoba Public Insurance Barry Panas Photography Mrs. Elaine Evans Mr. Brian Kuo Barbara L. Price Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP Costco Wholesale CIBC Western Region Manitoba Teachers’ Society Beltone Hearing Care Centres Mr. Michael Falk Ms. Susan Leier Mrs. Sheila Rabb Ms. Angela Todd Dairy Queen Corus Entertainment Inc. Manitoba Telecom Services Mr. & Mrs. Alain Bernier Mrs. Alda Fawcett Mrs. Marion Linton Ms. Paramjit Rai Toys to Go Emerging Information Dairy Farmers of Manitoba MTS Invitational Golf Tournament Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bhopalsingh Fidelity Investments Canada Limited Lou’s Liquid Waste Mr. & Mrs. Willem & Michele Ras Tribal Councils Investment Systems Inc. (EISI) Daremax Foundation Inc. Manrex Limited Mr. Larry J. Bird Franklin Templeton Investments Mr. David Luke & Mrs. Alison Rausch Group of Manitoba Ltd. RE/MAX FOODFARE McDonald’s Restaurants Bituminex Limited Mr. Tod Freeman Mrs. Nicole Kirouac Luke Red River Packaging Products Ltd. Dr. Barbara Triggs-Raine TD Bank Financial Group Health Sciences Centre of Canada Ltd. Mr. & Mrs. Morley & Mr. & Mrs. Ernie Friesen Mr. Tim MacLeod Red River Valley Mutual Two Amigos Moving Company Winnipeg Free Press Employees Charitable Fund Murray Chevrolet Hummer Marjorie Blankstein Mr. John Friesen Manitoba Blue Cross Insurance Co. Ms. Jan Underwood Johnston Group Inc. Olympic Building Systems Mr. & Mrs. Louis & Huguette Boisjoli Mr. Paul Friesen Manitoba Curling Hall Ms. Debra Reimer Binh Ung Patrons ($50,000.00+) Krisenga Investments Limited Parrish and Heimbecker Ms. Dianne Bourbonnais G and K Electric Inc. of Fame and Museum Mrs. Joanne Rempel Unicity Taxi Ltd. Air Canada Kids’ Horizons Lone Star Motors Inc. Limited, & Butterball Mr. & Mrs. James Briscoe Mr. Steve Gallagher Manitoba Hydro Employee Mr. Mel Resler Mr. Lawrence Unrau CN Manitoba Building and Red River Valley Mutual Insurance Co. Bristol Aerospace Limited Mrs. Delores Gembey Charitable Foundation Mr. Todd Ritchot U-Rent-It Party Stuff CTV Winnipeg Construction Trades Council Richardson Capital Limited Mr. Kenneth M. Brown Giant Tiger Stores Limited Manitoba Metis Federation Inc. Rogers Communications Mr. Parker Vansco Dufresne Furniture and Appliances Manitoba Hydro Sleep Country Canada Mrs. Helen Burak Glazers Inc. Manitoba Rural Search Royal Bank of Canada – Mr. Frank Versace Dr. & Mrs. Mark & Sharon Evans McKinnon Guild Taylor McCaffrey LLP Mr. Joe Cabral Ms. Shona Goulden-Scappaticci and Rescue Association Inc. Marketing and Sales Vidir Machine Inc. Manitoba Lotteries Corporation Dr. & Mrs. Walter & Keleigh Nider The Boeing Company Mr. Luis Calisto Grand Lodge of Manitoba Mr. Brian Mansfield RPM Photography Services Mr. Frank Wade Shaw Communications Q-Med Inc. The Martin Tallman Memorial Fund Campfire Island Camp Granny’s Poultry Co-operative Maples Surgical Centre Sanofi-Aventis Canada Inc. Mr. Richard Wazny 101.1 The Farm – Astral Media RBC Foundation The Source by Circuit City Canada’s Scrapbooking (Manitoba) Ltd. Mr. Antonio Martone Sanshin Tae-Kwondo Kick-A-Thon Western Glove Works KX96 – Astral Media Mr. & Mrs. Hartley & The Golf Dome Crop for Kids MB Mr. & Mrs. Curtis & Heather Gray Master Roofing Ltd. Saper Agencies Ltd. Mr. Robb Whitla Heather Richardson and Family Vale Inco Limited The Canadian Group Mr. & Mrs. Mark & Anne Gray Mr. Dennis Masyk Ms. Lynda Sawkins and Mr. Tom Ms. Elisabeth Wieler Benefactors ($20,000+) Rotary Club of Winnipeg – St. James VIA Rail Canadian Postmasters Mr. Gordon Green Mr. Michael Mazan Fulton Mr. & Mrs. Kevin & Vicky Wiens 610 CHTM – Arctic Radio The Sandra Schmirler Wawanesa Mutual and Assistants Association Mr. Jeff Hall Mr. & Mrs. Doug & Cheryl McDermid Schering-Plough Canada Inc. William Wheeler Agencies Ltd. All Charities Campaign Manitoba Golf Classic Insurance Company Cardinal Capital Management Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Randolph & Ms. Kim McGrath Mr. Dean Schinkel Mr. Murray Wilson Blockbuster Canada Co. Ms. Linda van den Broek Wescan Electrical Cargill Limited/Preferred Meats Peggy Halpenny Ms. Pat McManus Dr. Blair Seifert Winnipeg Goldeyes BMO Financial Group Vandenbergs Fine Jewellery Mechanical Services Carte International Inc. Mr. Niels E. Hansen Meadow Lea Community Centre Dr. Paul & Mrs. Margaret Shuckett Field of Dreams Foundation Children’s Hospital Wal-Mart Pharmacy Mrs. Joan Wheeler Mr. Ralph Carter Mr. Lyle Harris Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Menzies Mr. Robert Sinclair The Winnipeg Sun Foundation Golf Classic Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association Windsor Plywood Central Display Harrison Middle Microsoft Canada Inc. Melanie Sloan & Samantha Milton Winnipeg Winter Club Chown Guild Winners Merchants CFB Shilo School Leadership Team Mr. Peter Miller Smith Carter Architects Woodhaven Lexus Toyota Computer Boulevard Builders ($5,000.00+) International Associates Mr. David Chan Mr. Ryan Hart Ms. Rhonda Mills and Engineers Incorporated – Tom Strange Foresters Aikins, MacAulay and Thorvaldson Winnipeg Insurance Brokers Limited Cherry Tree Productions Mr. Bruce Harvey Molson Breweries St. John’s Lodge No. 4 G.R.M. Wostco Contractors Inc. Global Television LLP Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Children’s Hospital – Dept. of Mr. Douglas Harvey Monarch Industries Limited St. John’s Ravenscourt School Mr. Mitchell and Wanda Zajac The Great-West Life Assurance Co. BMO Financial Group Employee The Winnipeg RH Communication Disorders HBC Foundation Monk Goodwin LLP St. Joseph Communications Zenith Paving Limited Griffin Canada Employees Charitable Foundation Institute Foundation Inc. CIBC World Markets HED Insurance Mr. Dan Mosher St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Investors Group The Canadian Wheat Board XII Manitoba Dragoons Children’s Miracle Foundation Ms. Lynne Heintz MRJP Glenlawn Charity Group Catholic Church Bingo * we regret any errors or omissions PartyLite Employees City of Winnipeg – Employees Mrs. Theresa Hickock MTS Allstream St. Vital Centre Promotion Fund Inc. Pollard Family Foundation Cangene Corporation Friends ($1,000+) Mr. Grant Clements Mr. Richard Higgins National Defence – Miss Jennie Stadnyk Q94 FM, 99.9 BOB FM & 1290 cfrw Cascadia Motivation 176 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Mr. Claude Cloutier Holy Cross School 17th Winnipeg Field Ambulance Standard Aero Limited RBC Royal Bank CBC Manitoba Squadron Coast Wholesale Appliances Home Depot Mr. Scott Neiles Stantec Consulting Ltd. Sandra Schmirler Foundation Childhood Asthma Foundation 7-Eleven Food Stores Contempra Signs Mr. Brad Horn Mr. Randy H. Nikkel Mr. Chris Stevens St. Agnes Guild CITY TV Advance Electronics Controlled Environments Dr. & Mrs. David Horne Oasis Leisure Centre Mr. & Mrs. Barry & Jean Stibbard TD Canada Trust Coca-Cola Ltd. Airsource Rogers Limited Employees Charity HSBC Bank Canada Mr. Tom O’Brien Subway Canada 18 19 Behind the Work The Importance of Giving Board of Directors Andrew McPherson – Chair Mark Gray, Chair – Manitoba Institute Fiona Webster Mourant – Past Chair of Child Health Board of Directors Cheryl Lawson – Planned Giving Chair JJ Burnell Many donors choose to make a lasting investment in the future of child health. The Planned Giving Program of Dan Rempel – Finance Chair Dr. Ruth Grimes the Children’s Hospital Foundation enables donors to make gifts that may take the form of outright cash or gifts- Leah Shaw – Secretary & Human Resources Chair Kevin Klippenstein in-kind for immediate use, or to make a deferred gift through wills and bequests, insurance policies, charitable Ardelle Kipling – Development Chair Greg Loader annuities and charitable remainder trusts. Thanks to the following donors for their generous gifts to the Planned Greg McLaren – Public Relations Chair Deidre Sozansky Giving Program: Bonnie Patenaude – Guild Liaison Dr. Shayne Taback Shelley Werner Ex-Officio Bequests Lesia Sianchuk – Executive Director Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg – Edith Black Charles Hind Reinhold Martin Jessie H. Saunders Chris Anderson – Director of Operations Medical Director, Child Health Program Jessie May Carriere Edith Kolanski Elaine Mineault Margaret Smyth Susan Fogg – Program Director, Adam Topp – Chief Operating Officer, Peter D. Curry Stephanie Kolebaba Edward Morgan Jack Paterson Van Every Child Health Patient Services Health Sciences Centre Alfred Ernest Deacon, MD Maurice (Moe) Kowalson Mary Laurette Pidhirney Winnifred May Wotherspoon Jean McRoberts Dickey Eva Froese Alma Kunz Eileen Land Muriel Evelyn Port Jennie Rich Advisory Council Delores Goldie Hepburn Wilfred James Larner Lily Violet Anna Belle Riehl Dr. Vic Chernick Colleen Horbay Meredith McArthur Jim Sangster Dorothy Faris David Johnston John Myers Ernst Schell Funds benefitting Children’s Hospital Foundation Administered by the Winnipeg Foundation Mary Grierson Stewart Barb Leslie Jim Rae Earnest Shapera Dr. James Haworth Edward and Gertrude Bell Family Foundation Mr. Joseph Kellaway May Fund Elswood and Janet Bole Fund Robert and Margaret Elizabeth Mackay Memorial Fund Janet C. Boucher Fund Charles A. Moors Fund Guild Presidents Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Cooney Memorial Fund John and Elisabeth Peters Fund Pat Willson – St. Agnes Guild Margaret Bishop – Chown Guild Eleanor Gibson – St. John’s Guild Nathan and Rose Elkin Memorial Fund Bill, Jean, Kerry and Darlene Pollock Family Fund Jean Hunter – Annie A Bond Guild Alice Faveri – McKinnon Guild Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Graham Memorial Fund Dorothy Rumble Memorial Fund Children’s Hospital Foundation Staff Funds benefitting Children’s Hospital Foundation Administered by the Jewish Foundation Lesia Sianchuk Donna Greening Gail Robinson Rebekka Stemp Berdie and Irvin Cohen Endowment Fund Maier Silverberg Chris Anderson Carol Irving Gary Rozak Corinne Swiderski Jona Rose Frohlich Bat Mitzvah Sadie Beth Silverstein Bat Mitzvah J’Lynn Churley Monika Klimecka Amber Saleem Tara Torchia-Wells* Mark Evan Lipson Bar Mitzvah Dena Stitz Bat Mitzvah Lori Derksen Doug McArthur Bonnie Seepish Allen Tantakoun Mary and Harry Medovy Trust Fund Jenna Weiss Bat Mitzvah Kelli Gaudry Patti Page* Patti Smith Dawna Wallace Paul Benjamin Medved Memorial Fund Joshua Weiss Bar Mitzvah Dr. George H. and Rose J. Shapera Memorial Fund Eric Zelcer Bar Mitzvah Manitoba Institute Of Child Health Staff Children’s Hospital Foundation Endowment Funds Dr. Joanne Embree Stephanie DiNella Shannon Jameson Rasheda Rabbani The Arthur Birt Memorial Lectureship Abie and William Hoffman Fund Dr. Kent Hayglass Wanda Golding Debbie Korpesho Harriet Simpson The Margaret Bishop Child Life Endowment Fund The Andrew S. Jackson and Elsie M. Jackson Dr. Barb Triggs-Raine Kimberley Halischuk Vernelle Mirosh* Nichola Wigle The Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of and Family Endowment Fund Karen Sparrow Directors Studentship Endowment Fund The Loeppky Family Endowment Fund Branden Miller’s Hope Fund The George and Bernice Lyon Memorial Fund Annual Report Photography - Joel Ross * resigned in 2008 Childhood Asthma Foundation Research Fund The Wilberta M. Malcolm Endowment Fund Children’s Palliative Care Fund The Dorothy Martin Endowment Fund In Memory Children’s Sports Legacy Fund The Lori McGregor Memorial Fund The Captain C. F. Galbraith Endowment Fund MSc Graduate Studentship Endowment Fund Gordon Young (1931-2008) Thomas Gilroy Endowment Fund The Bill and Fimi Glesby Endowment Fund Gordon Young brought Dr. Goodbear to life in 1987, transforming a soft, cuddly bear into the Children’s Hospital The Dr. David Grewer Northern Medicine Lectureship Foundation of Manitoba’s official mascot. As a volunteer for the Foundation, Gordon brought his magic to Dr. Goodbear, made children smile and helped make our mascot a recognized figure throughout Manitoba and parts of Northwestern 20 Ontario. Dr. Goodbear represents a warm, huggable friend committed to helping sick children feel better. CE501-840 Sherbrook Street Winnipeg | Manitoba | Canada | R3A 1S1 p: 204.787.4000 f: 204.787.4114 w: www.goodbear.mb.ca
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