Gold Sponsor comes on board for Gran Fondo Lake Huron

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce that Shawcor is joining the Gran Fondo Lake Huron Team as a Gold Level Sponsor.

(L-R)Aaron Klejman (Shawcor), Sally Kidson & Jim Barbour (Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation), Greg Passler (Shawcor)

The 2018 Gran Fondo Lake Huron is a new fundraising initiative for the Hospital Foundation. Executive Director Sally Kidson says, “Costs of medical equipment continue to rise and having state of the art equipment is key to prompt diagnoses and excellent care. We hope to raise $150,000 with the Gran Fondo Lake Huron for this purpose. But it is a lot more than a fundraiser for the Foundation. This event is for our entire community and beyond!”


Based in Toronto, Ontario, Shawcor Ltd is a ‘Made in Canada’ success story. Founded in 1932, Shawcor has grown from a small Canadian pipeline coating company to a global energy services leader through engineering innovation and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Shawcor’s five business units offer world-class engineering solutions for corrosion protection, non-destructive evaluation, and instrumentation and control applications.

For 30 years, Shawcor has been supplying Shawflex nuclear grade electrical cables to support operations at Ontario’s Nuclear Power Generating Stations. In 2018, as a commitment to provide world class service to the Bruce Power community, Shawcor has opened a sales office in downtown Kincardine with plans to grow this presence over the coming year. As a new member of the Bruce community, they are very excited to participate in this special event.

Jim Barbour, Foundation Chair commented that “the Board of Directors particularly liked the idea of this event because it promotes wellness with raising funds for health care. The funds raised from this event will help purchase a new MRI for our regional hospital in Owen Sound. Patients from across Grey and Bruce Counties use this service. As well, some funds will be allocated to purchase equipment for the Southampton Hospital.”