Jennifer Cauvier (right) presents a cheque for $2,000 to Justine Plummer, Manager of Direct Mail & Events at the Foundation

by Jane Adams

Big ones. Small ones. Funny ones. Sweet ones. There’s a gnome for everyone, thanks to the creative talents of Jennifer Cauvier. And even better – Jennifer has raised $2,000 selling her gnomes on Facebook in support of the WDMH Foundation’s General Equipment Fund. 

Jennifer launched Gnomes for Rick to honour her dad, Rick Cauvier. He owned Rick’s Gas Bar in South Mountain and was a great community supporter. Rick passed away in June of 2020.

“Before my father passed away, he had wanted to do a fundraiser for Winchester District Memorial Hospital,” Jennifer explains. “I came up with Gnomes for Rick to ensure he is not forgotten.” 

On her Facebook page, Jennifer thanked everyone who supported her project: “I just wanted to post a HUGE thank you to each and every one of you that supported me with my “Gnomes for Rick” fundraiser for WDMH Foundation. It means SO much to me to be able to do this for my dad, and it was very surprising just HOW MANY people we reached!” 

“Thank you again to Jennifer for bringing these joyful gnomes into so many homes,” notes Justine Plummer, Manager of Direct Mail & Events at the WDMH Foundation. 

Although the fundraiser has ended, Jennifer says she will continue to take orders and donations and add them to next year’s event. Check out the gnomes on Jennifer’s Facebook page at 


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