Menzies Medical Center Fundraiser BBQ raised $4,167.31 –

Menzies Medical Center hosted a BBQ fundraiser on Wednesday, which proved to be a success. The event, aimed at raising money for new medical equipment and recruiting more doctors, saw an impressive turnout of local residents, eager to support their local healthcare providers.

group photo(L-R) Menzie Medical Center board members: Melissa Wheeler, Robert Wahl, Josh Zacharias, Jaymie Hamilton, Doug Frost.

“We are very hopeful that we can contract more physicians to the area because there is an urgent need for health care providers. There are so many people without a family doctor or primary care provider. So we hope that this will go a long way in helping with recruitment and also to provide the clinic with equipment to provide,” said Jamie Hamilton, Citizen Representative for the Menzies Medical Center Community Board.

Local businesses generously contributed to the cause by donating food, drinks and desserts, adding to the excitement of the event. Sponsors such as Giant Tiger, Co-op, Winkler Meats and Old Dutch played an important role. Westside Church’s Coffee Truck, Alice’s, participated in the fundraiser and also donated all their proceeds to the charity.

“The community has always been there for us, and healthcare is always something that is a top priority for the community… with donations coming in from so many different angles, it’s been a good few years,” said Robert Wahl, Board Member of the Menzies Medical Centre.

The $4,167.31 raised will be very helpful in purchasing medical equipment and recruiting more doctors, clearly showing the success of the BBQ fundraiser. It is expected that this new equipment will improve the quality of care provided to patients and ensure that the community continues to receive quality medical services.

“We need equipment… It would be nice to get more doctors. It’s hard to get a doctor now… We have a beautiful hospital. We just need some doctors,” said Neil Hand who attended the barbecue.

Overall, the BBQ fundraiser was a heartwarming demonstration of community solidarity and support for local healthcare. It highlighted the collective effort to improve medical facilities and services in the Pembina Valley. The Menzies Medical Center and the community look forward to the positive impact these new resources will have.

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