For Immediate Release | 13 October 2017

Dufferin County, ON: Today, the Dufferin Board of Trade Golf Committee presented a cheque for $5000 to the Headwaters Health Care Foundation. The funds were raised at the 2017 Play Local Golf Tournament on August 24, 2017, and presented at the new Ambulatory Care Centre at the Headwaters Health Care Centre.

The 2017 Play Local Golf Tournament at the Shelburne Golf & Country Club was one of DBOT’s four marquee networking events of the year. The tournament welcomed over ninety golfers and dinner guests who were invited to participate in the silent auction benefitting the Headwaters Health Care Foundation.

The auction items were generously donated by local businesses operating in the greater Dufferin area. Pete Renshaw, Chair of the Dufferin Board of Trade, stated, “Every year the Golf Tournament presents an opportunity for the business community to come together to contribute to the greater good here in Dufferin, and each year our businesses surpass all expectations with their generosity. It is truly an honour to present this cheque on behalf of our members and the entire Dufferin business community”.

Each year, Headwaters Health Care Foundation raises over $2 million (net) needed to fund hospital equipment purchases. “We are grateful that Dufferin Board of Trade has chosen to donate the proceeds of their recent Golf Tournament to our local hospital,” says Joan Burdette, Executive Director, Headwaters Health Care Foundation. “The state-of-the-art hospital equipment Headwaters has today was made possible because of the generosity of donors like this group who want to make a difference in the health care available right here in their own community”.

The full list of sponsors of the 2017 Dufferin Board of Trade Play Local Golf Tournament can be found here.



About the Dufferin Board of Trade

The Dufferin Board of Trade is a membership organization that champions a robust voice for the business community in Dufferin County. The Dufferin Board of Trade is the frontline resource for business, working to ensure a prosperous and innovative business environment in Dufferin. Learn more at

About Headwaters Health Care Foundation

Headwaters Health Care Foundation is the fundraising organization of Headwaters Health Care Centre. The Foundation raises funds for medical equipment, infrastructure and continuing education for Headwaters Health Care Centre. For more information or to make a donation, please visit

About Headwaters Health Care Centre

Headwaters Health Care Centre is an acute and complex continuing care facility, offering both inpatient and outpatient services, as well as an Emergency Department with 24/7 coverage. By offering care closer to home and putting patients first, Headwaters aims to provide an exceptional experience every time. Please visit for more information and a full list of services.


Media contact:

Nick Lumia

Dufferin Board of Trade

519-941-0490 ext. 206 | [email protected]