Annual Biermans' Community Classic fundraiser is 20 years and running 

The Harry Biermans’ Community Classic took place on the 1st Sunday in May. It is a 5.2 km course open to walkers, runners and in line skaters, in a variety of age categories. It has been running for the past 20 years, but as of 2010, has decided to take a break.

The Annual Harry Biermans' Community Classic was a fundraiser for the Chesley Hospital. The event was held at the Chesley Community Centre with the course starting and finishing at this location. The event also included healthy play activities for children provided by the "Play in Grey Bruce" group taking place before and after the walk/run. Other festivities included face painting, horse drawn wagon rides and snacks provided by the Ladies Auxiliary.

Chesley, like so many of our rural communities, is resilient, with many hard working citizens that pull together to make this a vibrant place to live. Venturing through the streets, parks and trails of our town will reveal many testimonies of people's commitment to the community. Whether it is the Trail Committee, the Horticultural Society, The Kinsmen and Kinettes, the Optimists, Rotary, Minor Hockey or countless others, you see evidence of the effort, commitment and foresight of people to build a caring community that meets the needs of its citizens.

A very significant part of our community is our youth and the young people of our community are no slouches when it comes to contributions to our community! Over the years "Cougars Care," a fundraiser of the student body of Chesley District High School has supported many worthwhile causes. Cops for Cancer, World Vision, Teen Challenge, Crohn's and Colitis, the Chesley Hospital and others have all been recipients of the generosity of our youth. This year the "Cougars Care" has lent its support to the Harry Biermans' Community Classic, and the committee is honoured and thrilled! It is reassuring to see youth committed to helping those around them, to contributing and making a difference, and to having the foresight to invest in their community and in our shared future.

Funds raised through this event over the years have helped to purchase many vital pieces of equipment for the Chesley Hospital. This would not be possible without the public's generosity and dedicated support of the hospital.

Over the last 20 years approximately 3,000 people have walked over 15,000 kilometres and raised over $260,000 to help ensure a viable hospital for our community. The efforts of those who gather pledges, those who walk, run and roller blade, the generosity of those who sponsor participants and the hard work of the event volunteers is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon

The 16th Annual CKNX Health Care Heroes Radiothon was held Saturday October 21, 2017 and aired live on CKNX am 920.  Last year's project, 2 defibrillators for Chesley Hospital have been purchased, received and training completed.  This year's project for the 17th Annual CKNX Radiothon, airing live Saturday, October 20, 2018, is the purchase of 4 new hospital beds, totalling $16,500.  And remember to join us at our Annual BBQ at the Chesley Grocery Store, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as part of the Radiothon.

Any additional donations for future projects always are welcome.  The Chesley Foundation and Hospital thank CKNX and all who donated.  The patients, staff, volunteers and Foundation are extremely grateful for the strong community support.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2019

Chesley Hospital Board Room - 7:30 p.m.


Thanks to the generosity of the Chesley community we are funding a Physician Recruiter in the person of Chenelle Monk. For any questions, information or general inquiries Chenelle can be reached at 519-377-2441 or

Watch out for our coming annual Radiothon BBQ, Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:00AM to 2:00PM at the Chesley Grocery Store. Come out and enjoy a variety of burgers and beverages at the same time supporting your local community hospital. See you there!
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