Barbara Ann Scott lends a hand
The Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre Foundation in Ottawa has announced that Barbara Ann Scott, Grete Hale and General (Ret'd.) Rick Hillier have accepted roles as honorary co-chairs of a $5-million fundraising campaign billed as Building Choices, Enriching Lives Capital Campaign.
Commented managing director Daniel Clapin. "We are truly honoured to have such remarkable persons join our efforts by accepting these important appointments."
Scott, the gold medallist in figure skating at the 1948 Winter Olympic Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland, has visited Perley Rideau for years to meet with residents. Hale is recognized as an active humanitarian and volunteer in the Ottawa area. Hillier has held senior positions in the Canadian Forces.
The Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre has embarked on a new strategy to create a Seniors Village that will see the construction of specially designed apartment buildings to meet the needs of seniors affected by the early- to mid-stages of dementia. One residence will be opening next January and the other in October 2013.