2022 Poker Run Highlights

Our Poker Run event was a great success this year! Many thanks to our new Chairperson of the event, Bruce Willmer. Bringing on sponsors and the use of social media was a way to reach out to so many more folks. We raised an amazing $31,725 for the SFVH Foundation. Those funds will be used to purchase a portal digital respirator which will aid in the safe transportation of patients in our area.

In our ten years, the Poker Run event has contributed $149,189 to the SFVH Foundation for the purchase of equipment at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in Barry’s Bay. A big thanks to all our volunteers and sponsors and to all those who have participated either in person or virtually.

A big thanks goes out to our volunteers, Bruce Wilmer, Lynne and Duncan MacLean, Mark Lyon, Ed Ragan, Peggy and Andy Olbrych, David Kardish, Chris and John Chaplin and Wendy McCourt. A special thanks to Joanne and David Wilson for the organization of a great lunch at Hinterland Beach as well as to their helpers, Kathy Willmer, Pam Lyon and the Carre Family and also to “Eddie and the Other Feller” for the great music.

Thanks to our sponsors, Team Roche, Graves Kuiack Real Estate Group, York Power, Superior Propane, Haden and Son, Burchat Homes, Crosstown Construction, Welk Electric, Tom Schmidt Construction, Kam Keg Marine, Kelly’s Propane, Home Hardware Building Centre, Madawaska Coffee and R&J Machine.

Thanks to the folks who provided our 7 dock stops and who dressed up for the occasion. They were the Pyz Family, the Coe Family, Chippawa Shores, Sharon Mahussier, the Wylie/Horne Family, the Wilson Family and Henson/Feaver Family.

1st prize winner was John Lagerquist winning $750.00. 2nd prize winner was Carolyn Armstrong winning $500.00. 3rd prize winner was Patricia Schlatman winning $250.00. The winner of the 50/50 draw was Scott MacLean. Our early bird winners were Patricia Schlatman, Kathy Pitts and Joey Haden-Powlowski.

2022 Poker Run Highlights