Thank you for joining us for the Virtual Grand Opening Celebration of
The Gies Family Centre!
Presented by TIRECRAFT
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our Virtual Grand Opening Celebration on Sunday, March 21st.
We would also like to take a moment to thank all of our supporters, donors, friends, partners, event sponsors, community members, staff and volunteers for playing a part in helping to make this dream a reality.
Hosted By Lisa LaFlamme
The virtual event was hosted by Lisa LaFlamme, Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor, CTV NATIONAL NEWS.
As Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor of CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME since 2011, Lisa LaFlamme leads the country’s #1 newscast where she has cemented her role as the face of news in Canada.
A Special Guest and Musical Performances
As part of our grand opening festivities, we enjoyed musical performances by Drayton Entertainment and an inspiring message from special guest, David Chilton.
Former “Dragon” on CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den and Bestselling Author of The Wealthy Barber
David Chilton is an economics graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University. In 1985, he won the award for the highest mark in the country on the Canadian Securities Course. In 1989, he released The Wealthy Barber. It went on to sell an astonishing two million copies in Canada, and his latest book, The Wealthy Barber Returns, is also a runaway Canadian bestseller.
Most recently, Dave has started a new business in the M&A space.
Thank you to Drayton Entertainment’s Artistic Director Alex Mustakas and actor, singer Lee Siegel for your amazing musical performances.
Drayton Entertainment is a registered, not-for-profit charitable organization, and one of Canada’s most successful professional theatre companies. From Broadway musicals, to laugh-a-minute comedies and riveting dramas, Drayton Entertainment presents the finest in live theatre for all ages on seven unique stages, at six venues, in five communities across Ontario: the Drayton Festival Theatre in Drayton, Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge in Cambridge, Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend, King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene, and St. Jacobs Country Playhouse and the Schoolhouse Theatre in St. Jacobs.
In the fall of 2018 construction began on a new 27,000 sq. ft. palliative care centre and residential hospice in North Waterloo. It will be the first centre of its kind in the region. As a hub of excellence for hospice palliative care, patients will receive a continuum of care from first diagnosis of a lifethreatening illness to end of life.
The Gies Family Centre will be much more than just a residence. It will house 10 hospice beds, a medical clinic, program areas for clients and families, counselling spaces, and administrative offcces. Hospice of Waterloo Region will also continue to operate as the only organization in the region that recruits and trains visiting volunteers who serve clients in other hospices and long-term care facilities in the area.
A Special Thank You
A very special thank you to Melloul Blamey Construction and NEO Architecture for helping to make our dream a reality.
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-743-4114 for more information about this event, or The Gies Family Centre.