Light Up The Night With The Wild West Saloon

Dress in your best wild wild west attire for the Airdrie Health Foundation's third annual Light up the Night Gala on Saturday October 1st at Airdrie's own Genesis Place( Field House)

Tickets

Tickets are still available at the BMO Kingsview Market for $125/each or $1000/table.

Evening Agenda

Cocktails and Casino beging at 5:30 p.m. Dinner begin 6:30 p.m.

Our Inspiration

The Airdrie Health Foundation was established after a five-year-old boy named Lane became suddenly and seriously ill during the night in 2009. Because Airdrie has no 24-hour emergency medical care, it was impossible for Lane's parents to access the necessary medical help in time to save their son. Lane's mother, Michelle Bates, co-founded the Airdrie Health Foundation to prevent other families from experiencing similar tragedies. Lane’s story, told by his mother is below.


Lane was a typical five year old boy who loved sports, hunting, playing cars, playing with his army men, and being a Firefighter. Lane always watched out for others and wanted to help take care of everyone. After watching only minutes of the movie “Ladder 49”, he knew he wanted to be a fire man so he “could save everyone”. He wore his firefighter’s outfit for three and a half years.

Lane always "Doctor us" when we were not well. He would sit and cuddle us and rub our face to make us feel better. He was always in "character". Lane’s imagination was unbelievable. He was a firefighter, a hunter, a sheriff, a worker, a helper, and always taking care of something or someone.

It was very fitting when Lane passed, that the Airdrie Fire Department made Lane an Airdrie Emergency Services Honorary Firefighter. The Logo is of Lane's hand. And a heart in it is the most fitting thing possible. I have not met anyone with a bigger heart than Lane! “He always rubbed our face and held us, so his hand just makes me think of him taking care of all of us.”

Michelle, mother of Lane Bates (July 11, 2004 - October 26, 2009)

Our Values

The Airdrie Health Foundation is a local non-profit organization created specifically to raise funds in support of health and wellness services, facilities and equipment that would benefit the people of Airdrie and surrounding communities.


Community

We contribute to the health care of local people in a meaningful way. We respond to the needs of community and health professionals, and support their work.

Partnerships

We establish and maintain partnerships through open communication and effective collaboration.

Education

We support health and wellness education.

Stewardship

We will be transparent and accountable, responsible stewards of your generous donations, with all funds to benefit the community.




What We've Been Doing

  • 2015

    Gala Event

    The Airdrie Health Foundation raised over $110,000 plus a generous donation of land by Hugh, Loreen Hamilton and Family at our annual fundraising event, Light up the Night, Old Vegas style.

  • 2014

    City of Airdrie Donates $20,000

    In February 2014 the City of Airdrie donated $20,000 to the Airdrie Health Foundation.

  • 2011

    New Beginnings

    It all began with a meeting in the Winter of 2011 and went full speed ahead from there. Many meetings took place over the next several months and after much work the Airdrie Health Foundation became an official Foundation in October 2013.

Board of Trustees

The Airdrie Health Foundation Board of Trustees include public, health care, and municipal government representation.


Board Chair: Michelle Bates
Member, Fundraising Subcommittee

Ryan Thompson
Member, Finance Subcommittee

Treasurer: Brandy Horn, CA
Member, Finance Subcommittee

Jeff Bates
Member, Fund Development Subcommittee

Shelly Bitz
Member, Fundraising Subcommittee

Dr. E. Gye
Member, Fund Development Subcommittee
Allan Hunter
Member, Fundraising Subcommittee

Dr. J. Kyne
Member

Sherry Monsour
Member, Fund Development Subcommittee


Dr. T. Paulgaard-McKnight
Member

Marilyn McGregor*
Member, Alberta Health Services

*Bylaw Section 6.1 (a) iii - one member is to be selected or appointed from an approved list compiled by the regional health authority i.e. AHS


Our Partners





Get Involved

Can you help with upcoming planning, information and fundraising events?


Volunteering is a positive and rewarding experience. It encourages creativity and personal growth in a respectful and supportive environment. Also, we need you! Volunteers make our work possible – to raise funds in support of health and wellness services, facilities and equipment that would benefit the people of Airdrie and surrounding communities.

Send us an email with your name, contact information, and comments to volunteer@airdriehealthfoundation.com to volunteer with the Airdrie Health Foundation.


Funds Raised
Sponsors To Date
People Volunteering With Love
Foundation

Helping Our Community


Hand Held Ultra Sound Machine
Airdrie Urgent Care Centre

Fetal Heart Monitor
Highland Primary Care Network's Low Risk Maternity Clinic

24hr Blood Pressure Monitor
Highland Primary Care Network and the community of Airdrie

iPads with Sensors
Rural Addictions & Mental Health Clinic

Medela Breast Pumps
Airdrie Community Health

Reclining Chairs
Airdrie Home Care / Adult Day Program

iPads
Airdrie Community Health Speech Language Services
Member, Physician Attraction/Retention Subcommittee

News & Events

Discover all the great things that have been happening with the Airdrie Health Foundation by exploring our news and events section.
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Light Up The Night, Fundraising Event – October 3

On Saturday, October 3, 2015 the Airdrie Health Foundation will be holding their annual fundraising event, with all proceeds going towards health programs, health education, and health services for people in Airdrie and surrounding communities. With an old Vegas inspired theme, the black tie gala event will take place at Genesis Place, Airdrie. Festivities begin […]

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Golf Fundraiser
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Airdrie Chamber of Commerce has invited the Airdrie Health Foundation to fundraise at the Chamber’s Golf Classic

The Airdrie Chamber of Commerce has invited the Airdrie Health Foundation to fundraise at the Chamber’s Golf Classic. Funds raised will be used to support health programs, health education, facilities and equipment for the people of Airdrie and surrounding area. Your $20 donation will support a fantastic community cause and is sure to include a […]

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Airdrie Health Foundation’s first request is a go

While Albertans wait for answers on healthcare funding, the Airdrie Health Foundation is taking a more pro-active approach to supporting needs in our community. Founded by current Board of Directors Vice Chair Michelle Bates a few years ago, the AHF officially fomed into a non-profit organization in October of 2013 to support the healthcare needs […]

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Airdrie pushes for 24-hour care following family tragedy

CALGARY – It’s been 6 years since Michelle Bates’ world changed forever. “Our son, Lane, he was 5 years old, and he came down with a cold,” Bates said. Although Lane had stayed home from school that week, Bates said he was starting to feel better. Still, she remembers wishing one night, she could have […]

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Province announces 24-hour health care

Twenty-four hour health care has been confirmed for Airdrie. Health Minster Stephen Mandel announced the provincial government will be partnering with the community to bring in a new health facility, which will include 24-hour emergency services, on March 30. The partnership is based on the proposal that the Airdrie Health Foundation recently created. “Airdrie is […]

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Airdrie assured 24 hour health care

The Airdrie Health Foundation and members of the community will receive a long awaited wish – a new 24 hour health care facility. In front of the Airdrie Community Health Centre Monday, Alberta Minister of Health Stephen Mandel made the announcement that the government is committed to the proposed $24 million health park presented to […]

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Save The Date

Keep your calendars free for the Airdrie Health Foundation’s annual “Light Up The Night” Gala on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015. For more information on how you can volunteer or contribute, email info@airdriehealthfoundation.com.

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in the news
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Health Foundation to host gala

The Airdrie Health Foundation’s inaugural fundraising gala is shaping up to be a fantastic event. Light up the Night will be held at Chinook Winds Firehall on Sept. 27 and will feature a catered prime rib dinner, entertainment by circus and fire performer Safire, a dance and a live auction. “We are really excited about […]

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Inaugural Airdrie Health Foundation gala set to Light up the Night

Organizers for the Airdrie Health Foundation’s (AHF) Light Up the Night Gala are promising a “fantastic night” at the inaugural gala on Sept. 27 at Chinook Winds Fire Hall. “We’re really excited,” said AHF Board Member Shelley Bitz. She said though they are keeping details of the event under wraps, attendees can expect a formal […]

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