Spring Campaign begins for local hospital and ends in May with major weekend events

The Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is kicking off their annual Spring Campaign this week, April 24th (2023) The community is asked to watch their mailbox in the coming weeks for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation’s letter which features the need to raise funds to purchase a new infant warmer and CPR compression machine for the ER at the hospital in Saugeen Shores.

There will be no shortage of fun happening with this year’s campaign as the Foundation holds their Spring Fling weekend of events, May 27th and 28th.

On the Saturday evening, they will be hosting a casino night with professional tables and dealers, DJ, dancing, 50/50, a bottle pull draw featuring nearly 100 bottles, door prizes, grand prizes with appetizers by Outlaw and bar service by Three Sheets Brewing. Get your tickets today as they are over 75% sold already.

On the Sunday, May 28th, the public is invited to come and witness the Foundation’s attempt to break the Guinness World record for the longest line of cookies. Entry is by donation and there will be the OPG kids zone to enjoy featuring kids entertainment, face painting, balloon creations, games, crafts and more!

Be a part of history at the record attempt, there will be official Guinness participant certificates given out to those that come to see the attempt in action (limited number) and spectators will enjoy feasting on the cookies after the attempt along with milk donated by Wark Milk.

Owner Martino Catalano

Southampton Foodland were instrumental in getting Voortman cookies to donate some of the 5,000 cookies that will be used at the Guiness record attempt.

    Foodland staff Donna                     Garratt

Martino Catalano, owner at Southampton Foodland has very generously donated more than half of the cookies on behalf of his store.


Both weekend events are not only to help aid with the fundraising for the equipment for the ER but to engage people in the community, especially all the new residents who may not be familiar with the Hospital Foundation.

“We really just want people to come out and have some fun in their community while getting to know us,” said Foundation Executive Director Tracy Murray.

For tickets to the casino night, to learn more about either Spring Fling weekend event or to donate visit www.smhfoundation.ca

Interested in volunteering at either of these events or future Hospital Foundation events please email info@smhfoundation.ca.

Questions? Or want more information please contact Tracy Murray 226-930-1114 or tmurray@gbhs.on.ca.