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)
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.
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.
We establish and maintain partnerships through open communication and effective collaboration.
We support health and wellness education.
We will be transparent and accountable, responsible stewards of your generous donations, with all funds to benefit the community.
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.
In February 2014 the City of Airdrie donated $20,000 to the Airdrie Health Foundation.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 […]
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 […]