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Date 01/22/2013

Lafarge Eastern Canada Gives $50,000 to Manitoulin Health Centre’s Fundraising Campaign


Funding will be used to purchase diagnostic imaging equipment


Sudbury, ON

Lafarge Canada Inc.


Lafarge Canada Inc. (Eastern Canada) today announced a contribution of $50,000 to the Manitoulin Health Centre in support of their capital fundraising campaign. Lafarge was joined today by leaders from the Manitoulin Health Centre and fundraising special event chairman Jeff Wallace of Fisher Wavy to celebrate the conclusion of a highly successful 3-year fundraising campaign. Lafarge's contribution will go towards the purchase of the diagnostic imaging equipment desperately needed at its two hospital sites on Manitoulin Island.


"Lafarge is committed to building better cities and communities. Being an active partner where we live, work, and raise our families is an important part of our values," said Bob Cartmel, President & CEO, Lafarge Eastern Canada. "We are thrilled to be joining the Manitoulin Health Centre's celebrations today and make a difference in the health services that the community will receive, including many Lafarge employees and their families living in the region."


Over the last three years the Manitoulin Health Centre fundraising campaign received an overwhelmingly positive response from residents and businesses in the region. Individuals, municipalities, First Nations communities, the hospital's two auxiliaries, organizations, small businesses, large corporations, and more responded to the call and helped raise more than $1 Million, going above and beyond the original fundraising target of $650,000.


"Manitoulin Health Centre gratefully acknowledges this significant contribution from Lafarge Eastern Canada. Lafarge is an important partner in our Northern Ontario community and we are delighted to have their support for our cause," said Derek Graham, President & CEO, Manitoulin Health Centre. "Thanks to the incredible generosity of contributors like Lafarge, we will be able to purchase new X-Ray and ultrasound units, plus additional equipment for our radiology team such as enhanced software, a new bone densitometry unit and more."


Anne-Julie Gratton
Lafarge Eastern Canada
Ph: 514.428.7290


Derek Graham
Manitoulin Health Centre
Ph: 705.368.2300 Ext. 2506


Shannon Blackwell
Fisher Wavy Inc.
Ph: 705.688.4408


Lafarge Canada Inc. (LCI) is the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in Canada.  LCI has two main operating units, Western Canada and Eastern Canada. Today, LCI in Eastern Canada has more than 2200 employees and 161 industrial sites in 4 provinces (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia). LCI is active in environmental education and sustainability partnerships in Eastern Canada including "Wildlife at Work" with the Wildlife Habitat Council, "Species at Risk" with the Province of Ontario and numerous initiatives with local stakeholders.


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