Club Supports Shriners’ Hospital

On Friday, June 30th., the Baddeck Shrine Club was honored by a visit by the Illustrious Potentate, Mike Schmid.  The Baddeck Shriners, as well as Shriners from all over Cape Breton, hosted a dinner for this auspicious occasion at St. Mark’s Lodge Number 35 with a social fellowship time prior to the dinner.  Just before dinner Connie Ross MacDonald and her husband, Andrew presented a cheque in the amount of $ 3,500.00 to Potentate Schmid towards the continued operation of the Shrine Children’s Hospital in Montreal.  This kind of presentation has become a very welcome and gratifying habit by this group over the last number of years and ensures the continuation of free medical care such as operations, physiotherapy and special equipment for disabled children who otherwise not be able to acquire such medical assistance.

For further information about the Shrine Children’s Hospital, please contact any Shrine member who will ensure information is provided.

(Photo information:  Connie and Andrew MacDonald presenting a cheque on behalf of the Crowdis Mountain Snowmobile Club to Shriner Potentate, Illustrious Sir Mike Schmid.)

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A Message from Our Chairman of the Health Care System

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Over the past several years, it has been my privilege to work with you in many capacities, most recently as your Imperial Potentate. Regardless of the title, my intent and focus has always been the same – to strengthen and improve our two great organizations. At the recent Imperial Session in Houston, you entrusted me with the Chairmanship of Shriners Hospitals for Children®. I am, again, humbled and honored by your faith and trust. I thank you for this opportunity and promise to work with you to enhance Shriners Hospitals for Children, and help make our health care system all that it can be.

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First-ever Pediatric Bilateral Hand Transplant


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Our Newest Sponsor ISC


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Shriners Hospitals for Children® is proud to announce its latest supporter, International Speedway Corporation (ISC), a leading promoter of major motorsports entertainment. ISC, through its wholly owned subsidiary Americrown Service Corporation, has created a new program that will contribute a portion of ticket sales from select ISC race events to Shriners Hospitals for Children.  More…