Home is Where the Heart is! Around the World 2023 aims to entirely refresh and modernize our outdated 2000 Misericordia Place personal care home, where our incredible residents and MHC staff live, work, and adventure in!
Resident Ralph Johnson has always wanted to walk along the Great Wall of China. That’s why he was the first to arrive to an “Explore China!” educational and sensory session presented by Misericordia Place’s recreational team in the first-floor multipurpose room.
“I especially would like to see the Great Wall of China,” said the 84-year-old, smiling, “And travel around the entire country.”
Recreation’s sensory event involved seeing, smelling, tasting, listening and feeling all things about China – dragon dances, traditional music and costumes, and, of course, delicious refreshments!
While Ralph is dreaming of China, recreation facilitator Rael is imagining an even larger multipurpose room – a grand room, if you will.
“These cultural sessions would be even better if we had more space for everything,” says Rael, while handing out dumplings and spring rolls. “It would have been great to invite dragon and lion dancers.”
Fortune cookies rounded out the resident’s Chinese culinary adventure. Ralph read his fortune for all to hear: “A good deed will make you feel good.”
A good deed WILL make you feel good! Help refresh Misericordia Place’s multipurpose room to improve the lives of residents like Ralph! For every dollar you donate, Canadian Tire will match it with two more, which triples your impact! Click here to give the gift of renewal today!
2023 brings incredible opportunities to see more clearly.
As we enter this New Year, we are reminded just how highly adaptable we all can be during even the toughest of times. As Misericordia Health Centre (MHC) continues to work tirelessly to care for patients and their families when it matters most, we are in complete awe of the strength of our community and the direct impact your support has.
Each and every one of you reading this is an essential part of our donor community, and together we are shaping the Future of Care at MHC. With your dedication and generosity, you are enabling MHC to dream bigger than ever before, and forge a new path forward.
MHC has recently released their strategic plan, which highlights some ambitious goals. As we embark on this critical journey of growth and expansion together, we are inspired and ready for the next phase of our journey. A journey that would not be possible with out you. Thank you.
The Future is Bright.
The future is in our hands – and, with you by our side, we can provide the much-needed hope and inspiration to MHC’s front line. Those that make MHC what it is today, and those that will make MHC what it will be for generations to come. We can’t wait to see what can be accomplished this year and beyond.
Seeing is Believing.
It was so wonderful to meet so many of you at our signature MHC events last year, and I look forward to seeing you all again this year! Mark your calendars – the Misericordia Golf Classic is set for June 15 at Breezy Bend Country Club, InVision is set for September 21 at the RBC Convention Centre, and Angel Squad will kick off the holiday season on November 28 right here at MHC!
In addition, we are also so excited to see Misericordia Place residents once again set off on some adventures through this year’s Around the World campaign – more details will be coming out on February 1, so stay tuned!
As you continue on this journey with us, you’ll see firsthand through MHC Moments how we are all connected – the stories and successes we share are a true testament to your generosity.
Let’s stay connected – please make sure you are our friends on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter!
Best wishes for a healthy and successful 2023!
Two Great Causes, One Great Lottery!
Misericordia Health Centre Foundation (MHCF) and Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) are excited to announce their partnership on a joint lottery! This is a ground-breaking endeavour in the Winnipeg non-profit community: two organizations with unique missions partnering to gain support for compassionate care and companionship! Two great causes, one great lottery!
Introducing the 50/50 Lottery with a Bonus Prize Package and The Great Cash Calendar add-on!
The 50/50 Lottery starts with a guaranteed jackpot of $20,000 that will continue to grow with each ticket package purchased. The grand prize winner will walk away with 50 per cent of the jackpot PLUS the choice of a $123,000 valued Bonus Prize which includes a Mercedes-Benz GCL300 and a $50,000 Transcona Trailer Gift Certificate to select a new ATV, RV or snowmobile, OR take an additional $100,000 cash!
“We are so excited and honoured to join in this historic partnership with Winnipeg Humane Society! Our two great causes joining forces to launch One Great Lottery will ensure we raise awareness and much-needed funds to support both of our critical missions. This lottery will provide important support to MHC, as it provides specialized care to tens of thousands of Manitobans annually,” Kris Gladwell, President & CEO, Misericordia Health Centre Foundation.
“Launching this size of lottery is a dream come true for an organization like ours. Winnipeg Humane Society depends on donations and events to raise our almost $10M annual operating budget; with in-person events on the fritz, this lottery gives us the opportunity to help over 10,000 animals a year with its potential proceeds – we are so grateful for our partnership with Misericordia Health Centre Foundation,” Jessica Miller, CEO, Winnipeg Humane Society.
Raise Hands! Raise Paws! Raise Hope!
This exciting lottery runs May 4 – June 15, 2022.
Tickets for the 50/50 Lottery and The Great Cash Calendar can only be purchased online at onegreatlottery.ca
One Great Lottery is thrilled to have Winnipeg’s own Olympian Desiree Scott and Ace Burpee on board as lottery spokespeople! Manitobans will see their friendly familiar faces on various ad materials throughout the campaign.
One Great Lottery: all the details
One Great Lottery will have two Early Bird Draws with deadlines on May 18 and June 1 each offering cash giveaways every hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prize values increase on the hour!
If Manitobans want more chances to win, they can add on The Great Cash Calendar tickets to their 50/50 ticket order for the chance to win $1,000 every day in July & August PLUS BIGGER winnings on the 31st of the months where you could win a $12,000 LCL Spa Gift Certificate and select from a wide range of hot tubs, BBQs or new patio sets, OR take $10,000 cash!
Tickets for the 50/50 start at 10/$25 | 25/$50 | 50/$75 | 100/$100 (that’s only $1 a ticket!)
Tickets for *The Great Cash Calendar add-on start at 5/$15 | 10/$20 | 40/$40 (that’s only $1 a ticket!)
*The Great Cash Calendar tickets must be ordered in conjunction with 50/50 lottery tickets.
Ticket buyers must be 18 years of age or older and in the province of Manitoba to play. Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LGCA) license regulations prohibit the following persons and their immediate families residing in the same household from purchasing a ticket and being eligible to win: Raffle Administrators of Winnipeg Humane Society, Misericordia Health Centre, and Misericordia Health Centre Foundation, members of licensed gaming suppliers providing services to One Great Lottery, and members of the Board of Directors of the following: Winnipeg Humane Society, Misericordia Health Centre, and Misericordia Health Centre Foundation.
Two Great Causes: all the details
Winnipeg Humane Society is a registered charity and non-profit organization whose mission is to protect animals from suffering and to promote their welfare and dignity. Funded primarily by donations, events, and bequests, the WHS has pets for adoption and offers numerous programs and services that promote the humane treatment of animals, including farm animal advocacy efforts, pet first aid, and education programs for children, adults, and pets.
Misericordia Health Centre Foundation is proud to support Misericordia Health Centre (MHC) as it plays a vital role in meeting the evolving health-care needs of Manitobans. Today, Misericordia represents the future of care as a centre for multiple programs and medical disciplines. It is home to one of the country’s leading eye care centres, is an important campus of long-term care, and hosts Health Links – Info Santé. It also offers the provincial sleep disorder treatment centre and various diagnostic programs. MHC continues to be a model for compassionate care, just as it was when it was founded by the Misericordia Sisters in 1898.
It has been a long few years for MHC residents, who have not been able to engage with the outside world during the pandemic. Thanks to an innovative recreation therapy team and the support of our amazing Winnipeg community through February's Around the World campaign, residents have been able to remain enthusiastic about their physical wellbeing while maintaining positive mental health! Thank you for joining us on this adventure!
This year, our #ATW22 focus has been on made-in-Manitoba adventures. Click to read more about some of the exciting activities that have been made possible this month:
Thanks to your support, these dreams will become reality, when it is safe to do so!
Because of you and Canadian Tire’s phenomenal matching gift program, so much joy was made possible through the Around the World 2022 campaign. Thank you.
We look forward to sharing the real-life adventures with you soon!
“Listening to opera makes my heart wake up,” says Edith Almadi. “When I listen, I think of happiness.”
The Misericordia Place resident says she never tires of watching TV opera performances and would very much like to go to a live opera performance when it is safe to do so.
Edith remembers singing growing up in Budapest. She emigrated to Canada from Hungary when her son four years old. He started kindergarten the same time she began work as a nurse. Although her career was in health care, she never lost her love of music.
When the kind folks at Manitoba Underground Opera heard of Edith’s desire to hear a live song they immediately jumped in and offered to do special Zoom performances just for her!
Both Katherine Mayba and Sydney Clarke gave incredibly moving solo performances for Edith, who “conducted” her hands to their singing.
“So beautiful,” whispered Edith, gently wiping tears of joy from her eyes.
When pressed to name her favourite aria, Edith couldn’t decide.
“It doesn’t matter the song or the language, the music says the words here,” explained Edith, touching her heart.