20th House Tour raises $84,312 for Headwaters

November 5, 2014   ·   0 Comments

The 20th annual Headwaters House Tour has raised  $84,312 that the Headwaters Health Care Foundation will use toward its $16-million Commitment to Care campaign that will finance expansion of the Headwaters Health Care Centre.

On  Saturday,  September  20,  more than 700 House  Tour  participants  had an  opportunity  to  explore  nine  outstanding  private  homes  located  throughout  the  Hills  of  Headwaters  and  enjoy  a  gourmet  lunch  buffet  at  the  OAS  Event  Centre.

In  celebration  of  the  20th  Anniversary,  the  House  Tour  went  through  a  modernization  with  an  online   auction.  This  new  venture  opened  up  the  auction  to  everyone,  not  just  House  Tour  Ticket  purchasers.

The online auction, raffle tickets, ticket sales and generous corporate sponsors all contributed to a record-breaking year.

“We want to extend our profound appreciation to the homeowners, corporate sponsors, auction donors and volunteers who made this event – and our record-breaking donation – a reality this year,” said Simone Christensen-Harris, Chair of the 20th Annual House Tour Committee.

“As well, a big thanks to the House Tour Committee. Together, we integrated past experience with innovative approaches, creating a House Tour that appealed to all ages and interests.”

“Thank you to the House Tour Committee for organizing an amazing 20th Anniversary event!”, said Joan Burdette, Executive Director of the Headwaters Health Care Foundation.

“The house choices were absolutely fantastic and guests were having a wonderful time. The partnership we have with Headwaters Health Care Auxiliary is an important one, and we are very grateful for the funds we receive annually from this hard working group of dedicated volunteers.”

The House Tour proceeds contribute to Headwaters Healthcare Auxiliary’s $750,000 pledge to the Commitment to Care Campaign, launched in October 2012. (See for more information or to make a secure online donation).

In partnership with Headwaters Health Care Foundation, the Auxiliary helps to raise funds for hospital equipment purchases through a number of its events and activities. In addition to the Annual House Tour, the Auxiliary plans, organizes and hosts annual events like the Teddy Bear Clinic in the spring and the Candy Cane Fair in the winter, and a year-long quilt raffle. The hospital’s gift shop, Headwaters Hospital Thrift Store, coffee bar and book exchange are other ways in which the Auxiliary raises funds for the Headwaters Health Care Centre.

For more information about the 20th Annual House Tour, visit

The Headwaters Health Care Auxiliary is an integral part of Headwaters Health Care Centre. With about 240 volunteers, Auxiliary members organize fundraising events and work in many areas of the hospital.

In partnership with community members, Headwaters Health Care Foundation raises funds for medical equipment, infrastructure and continuing education for HHCC. For more information, visit

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