RVH Gets Fifty Grand From Habitual Donor

Canplas Continues Tradition of Donating to Local Healthcare Centre

A local company is continuing a tradition of giving to the local hospital.

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre received a $50,000 donation from Barrie-based Canplas Industries. This is the result of an employee-driven fundraising effort to support the RVH Hearts and Minds campaign.

This brings the total given by Canplas to more than $160,000 over the last three decades.

(Left to right): Jennifer Sheppard – High Performance Workplace co-ordinator; Kelly Chalmers – product manager; Rebbeca Truax, director Philanthropy, RVH Foundation; Ron Marsden – president; John Spagnoletti – plant manager; Jim Mantyla – manager Research & Engineering.
Photo taken by Megan Goldwell, RVH

“Canplas was founded in 1966 and moved to Barrie in 1983, we know the importance of supporting our community and ensuring our hospital can provide the services and care we need, closer to home,” says Ron Marsden, president, CANPLAS Industries Ltd. “Our employees drive the change and innovation that makes us a better company and we were thrilled to partner with them matching funds for RVH.”

RVH’s Hearts and Minds campaign has recently wrapped up raising $25.2 million for patient care. Most notably, the funds supported the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Child and Youth Mental Health Program and the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Heart Program providing services to youth in crisis and heart patients that previously were not available in North Simcoe Muskoka.

“Community support from local businesses like CANPLAS Industries Ltd. is key to RVH’s ability to provide safe, high-quality care for area residents,” says John Byles, chair, RVH Foundation. “Gifts like this further ensure our health centre will continue to deliver the very best care to residents of North Simcoe Muskoka.