Germain Cormier receives his winning cheque from members of the KDHA.

by Rachel Everett-Fry, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Germain Cormier was the lucky winner of $9,350 in the July Kemptville District Hospital Auxiliary (KDHA) Hey Day 50/50 draw. Ticket sales for the July draw topped $18,000.

The KDHA has been supporting the Kemptville District Hospital for 61 years, and this was the first year that they have turned to online fundraising. Volunteers with the KDHA want to thank everyone for making this first digital Hey Day 50-50 Draw such a success. To continue its support of the Kemptville District Hospital, KDHA says that community fundraising and involvement is key.

Proceeds of the KDHA Hey Day 50/50 support the purchase of essential hospital equipment, as the government does not provide funding for all the equipment necessary to maintain the high quality care we have come to expect from our local hospital.

KDHA is working to support the installation of a Negative Pressure Isolation Room to be installed in the Inpatient Medical Unit. The Isolation Room will be essential to providing the exemplary care for which the Kemptville Hospital is known.

If you didn’t win the grand prize this month, note that the August draw is now open! Purchased tickets do not roll-over month-to-month, so be sure to get new tickets each month. The Early Bird draw, sponsored by Jonsson’s Independent, has a deadline of August 10.

The KDHA Hey Day draw is a “win-win” for our families, friends, neighbours and community that make a real difference in our hospital. Everyone in Ontario 18 and over is eligible to win. Tickets are available online, visit


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