Huron County Poultry Farmers donate proceeds of Annual Golf Tournament to Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health
Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health was the beneficiary of a donation from this year’s edition of the Huron County Poultry Farmers Annual “Chicken Classic” Golf Tournament.
Making and receiving the donation were Dr. Feng Chang, Gateway board chair and professor of Pharmacy at the University of Waterloo, Jessica Kuipers, Huron County Poultry farmers, Alex Westerhout, Huron County Poultry farmers and Jay McFarlan, Gateway President.
“The Chicken Classic” golf tournament held each September at the Seaforth Golf Club is a round of golf for fun and to raise money for charity. In recent years, Gateway has been one of the charities of choice for this group of community minded farmers.
The funds will be used to support research into particular rural health issues. In recent years these monies have been applied directly to poultry farmers lung health. Gateway Research Associate Rose Marie Dolinar R.N. And Ph.D. Candidate at Western has been working with the local poultry producers to determine the health of their lungs and to promote safe masking practices when working inside the chicken barns.
Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health is a unique Canadian Rural Health entity. It is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of rural residents through research, education and communication.
Gateway is a not for profit corporation and relies on community support to deliver its programs.
(L-R): Dr. Feng Chang, Jessica Kuipers, Alex Westerhout, and Jay McFarlan.