Donor Spotlight

Commitment, leadership, creativity, and compassion. These qualities are demonstrated time and again by our donors.

The articles found on this page illustrate and celebrate the generosity shown by individuals and organizations within our community.

Patient care is better at Guelph General Hospital because of community support.

Donor Spotlight: RE/MAX Realtor, Joy Chhina

Joy Chhina has many connections to Guelph General Hospital.  He was born in the Hospital; he was treated for a broken leg when he was small; he helped his three kids enter the world; he has been treated in the ER for more soccer injuries than he cares to remember. Not to mention that his… Continue Reading Donor Spotlight: RE/MAX Realtor, Joy Chhina

Donor Spotlight: Waverley Lodge/ Masonic Foundation

Greg Insley has been a Guelph resident since 1994 and attended the hospital over the years for the birth of his two children and for the occasional ER visits for stitches and broken bones.  But things changed when, two years ago, he spent four days at GGH following routine surgery. While he was doing laps… Continue Reading Donor Spotlight: Waverley Lodge/ Masonic Foundation

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Donor Spotlight: Harpreet Garcha and TRANS99

From his office on Speedvale Avenue in Guelph, Harpreet Garcha heads up the Guelph-based trucking firm TRANS99 Logistics. Harpreet came to Guelph in 2008 and set up his company in 2011 with his brother and a friend. Today, TRANS99 is a significant employer and a substantial constituent of the City’s business sector. The business is… Continue Reading Donor Spotlight: Harpreet Garcha and TRANS99

Grateful Donor Supports ‘Mission: Nutrition’ for GGH Staff

The staff. Ruby couldn’t get the staff out of her mind. She marveled at how well the caregivers took care of her during her week admitted at Guelph General Hospital. Shifts would change, the faces came and went, but every caregiver provided the support she needed as she recovered from a reaction to a chemotherapy… Continue Reading Grateful Donor Supports ‘Mission: Nutrition’ for GGH Staff

Dinner for Six – Black Tie Bingo Style

Three years ago, Karen and Bob Bonham decided to move from their home in Oakville to be closer to family here in Guelph. The city’s Newcomer Club appealed to Karen, and she joined. The Newcomers Club is a non-profit organization for women new to Guelph or who have recently gone through a significant change in… Continue Reading Dinner for Six – Black Tie Bingo Style

Donor Spotlight Vahid Walji: If you live or work in downtown Guelph, you’d know his name.

A warm, dynamic, and much-respected man, Vahid passed away in January two years ago at the age of fifty. He was owner and operator of the New Age Health Food store on Wyndham Street, where he made hundreds of friends and loyal customers over twenty-five years. It’s been said by many that Vahid didn’t just… Continue Reading Donor Spotlight Vahid Walji: If you live or work in downtown Guelph, you’d know his name.

Avtar Kambo & Manpreet Kambo and Kamtech Industries

Donor Spotlight: Avtar Kambo & Manpreet Kambo and Kamtech Industries

When the Kambos decided to support The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital’s $34 million Together, We Care campaign through the ‘Name a Room’ program, it was very much in keeping with their solid philanthropic convictions. Continue Reading Donor Spotlight: Avtar Kambo & Manpreet Kambo and Kamtech Industries

Guelph Bahai Faith Assembly Junior Youth Group

Guelph Bahai Faith Assembly, Junior Youth Group

It’s a blustery March afternoon at a west-end park. Four youngsters and two adults meet near the playground equipment to discuss their next community service project. Under the auspices of the Guelph Bahai Faith Assembly, this Junior Youth Group has undertaken several fundraisers and drives over the past year — all to support service organizations… Continue Reading Guelph Bahai Faith Assembly, Junior Youth Group

Marc and Paul Brombal

Marc and Paul Brombal: Sidonio’s for Men/ Art of Denim

At the corner of Norfolk and Suffolk Streets on the edge of downtown sits an elegant grey house. It was once, many years ago, a girls’ school and is now home to a duo of upscale clothing stores — Sidonio’s and the hip haberdashery, The Art of Denim. Here you’ll find two staunch champions of… Continue Reading Marc and Paul Brombal: Sidonio’s for Men/ Art of Denim

Dr Schmidt's Facebook Funraiser

Dr. Marcello Schmidt

Dr. Schmidt raised $16,434 for Guelph General Hospital. Very early on in the pandemic, one of our physicians saw a real need to raise money to help address the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Stepping into an unfamiliar role as a fundraiser, he was amazed by the success of his campaign. Dr. Marcello Schmidt… Continue Reading Dr. Marcello Schmidt

Guelph Firefighters’ Benevolent Foundation

Drinking coffee at a shop not far from his home, Dave Aubrey, a 5-year veteran with Guelph’s firefighting team, talks about his fellow volunteers.  He recently was voted into the position of Vice President of the Guelph Firefighters’ Benevolent Foundation (GFBF), a non-profit division of Firefighters’ Union Local 467. Dave explains that the organization was set… Continue Reading Guelph Firefighters’ Benevolent Foundation

David and Sandra Butler

David and Sandra Butler

David Butler has been raising money for charities since he was a teenager. You could say that giving is in his blood. David Butler has been raising money for charities since he was a teenager in Newfoundland. That was back in the ’50s. Today, David is still raising money for worthy causes. Over the years,… Continue Reading David and Sandra Butler

Cody Moynihan

It’s not magic. But it is so impressive! Cody Moynihan is a Guelph-based mentalist who recently put his skills to use during the pandemic with all proceeds going directly to The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital.  On May 23rd, Cody delivered a live-stream Zoom performance where he demonstrated techniques to create the illusion of mind… Continue Reading Cody Moynihan

Trevor Mahoney

Trevor Mahoney is an engaging man, a civil engineer who lives in Waterloo with his wife Stacey and two little guys, Brayden and Blake.  He’s a regular guy in the very best sense of the phrase, and he’s an MVP as far as the GGH Foundation is concerned. Last July, Trevor was playing ball with… Continue Reading Trevor Mahoney

Cindy Bray

Way to go, Louie!  That’s what Cynthia Louise (Cindy Lou) Bray’s dad used to say to her when she did something great.  Cindy is one of GGH’s Registered Pharmacy Technicians and she deserves a “way to go” from all of us. Her name was added to the GGH Donor Wall this past fall in recognition… Continue Reading Cindy Bray