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Our Mission

Meeting the continuing financial challenges for quality health care is the primary goal of the Mount Forest Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation.  We are a charitable organization; a group of volunteers who are committed to developing, managing and distributing gifts to assist our hospital in providing excellence in healthcare for the local community. 

Mount Forest Lions Club Continues Tradition of Support for Louise Marshall Hospital

(Media Release: July 18, 2023)

Mount Forest, ON – On July 18th, the Mount Forest Lions Club continued their tradition of support for Louise Marshall Hospital, with a donation of $17,150. On hand to accept the donation was Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation President, Scott Hartle, and Development Officer, Amy Van Huss.

“The Mount Forest Lions Club has been a long time, and very generous, supporter of Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation, and we couldn't be more grateful for their contributions,” said Van Huss.

“Over the years, the Club has supported the LMH Foundation through various campaigns, including the annual CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon, our Annual Gala and the LMH Redevelopment and Expansion project. Today’s gift has brought the Lions total lifetime contributions to the hospital over the $250,000 mark.”

The Mount Forest Lions Club provided bar service for the LMH Foundation’s 3rd Annual Gala this past June, and with this gift, they have donated the proceeds of the bar back to the Foundation. The donation also includes the proceeds from the Lions recent grocery card raffle, as well as a year-end pledge, and will be will be applied to the foundation’s general equipment fund to be directed to support Louise Marshall Hospital’s current highest priority equipment needs.    

In photo from left: Lions George Laurencic, Crystal Steffler, Susan Wells, and Mary Ruth Job; and LMH Foundation President, Scott Hartle     

Holstein Agro Expo & Rodeo 2023

This past Canada Day weekend was the Holstein Agro Expo and Rodeo, and if you weren't there, you missed quite a show! With sheep-shearing competitions, mini-chuck wagon races, the heart-stopping rodeo and delicious snacks for days - all in support of the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation - there truly was a little something for everyone. Many thanks to the Lewis Land & Stock Family and their team for hosting this event, and for your continued support of our local hospital. We appreciate YOU!

The Results Are In!

The results are in, and it is only with YOUR support - sponsors, donors, guests and volunteers - for our 3rd Annual Gala, that we raised more than


 in support of  Louise Marshall Hospital. Click here for more information and a complete list of of sponsors and supporters. 



An Accomplishment 10 Years in the Making

(Media Release: July 3, 2023)

Holstein, ON – July 1, 2023 marked a big day for the Egremont Optimists Club. Not only did they host their annual Summer Dreams Car Show and Canada Day Fireworks display, they also fulfilled their pledge to the Louise Marshall Hospital’s Redevelopment and Expansion project. 

In December of 2013, the Egremont Optimists Club committed to raising $50,000 towards the hospital’s renovation, and through their numerous fundraising efforts, were well on their way to meeting this goal when the COVID pandemic struck. Like many charities and service organizations, the Club was forced to pivot and come up with new and innovative ways to meet their fundraising goals. It took them nearly 10 years, but the Optimists, including current co-presidents Rayburn Love, Mike Wideman and Tony Moore, were pleased to present a cheque for $5,000, the final installment of their pledge, to Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation’s Development Officer, Amy Van Huss.  

“We are so pleased to be here today to celebrate what the Optimists have achieved. Their support will go a long way towards equipping the newly expanded space at the hospital with the equipment staff need to provide excellent care.” said Van Huss.

A small club, committed to directing funds raised back into the community for projects and programming that support youth, the Egremont Optimists have hosted numerous events and fundraisers over the years in support of this mission. While they are best known for their bigger annual events, like Holstein Maplefest and the July 1st car show and fireworks display, the Club has also hosted other fundraisers; numerous Robbie Burns nights, and the 2019 theatre production of Calendar Girls.

Partial proceeds from these events have been directed towards Louise Marshall Hospital in fulfilment of their pledge, but the Optimists have also hosted Halloween parties for local youth, have provided funding for children to attend the Saugeen Valley Safety Village, and in the winter months, have provided ongoing maintenance for the ice rink in Holstein for kids of all ages to enjoy. They are especially proud of their ongoing partnership with the Egremont Community School, having just recently hosted the school’s production of Finding Nemo Jr. 

Said Van Huss, “On behalf of all of us at the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation, we would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the Egremont Optimists Club. Our local community service groups are an invaluable support for the hospital, and we are so grateful for their continued partnership.”