On Friday, January 13th, the Lions Club of Kingsville presented Erie Shores Health Foundation with a
cheque for $20,000 directed to Erie Shores HealthCare’s Diagnostic Imaging Renewal Project. Funds
were raised from the Lions Club of Kingsville’s first Star Chefs Gala event on November 12th, 2022.
“I want to thank the Lions Club of Kingsville for this very generous donation. With the December
announcement that MRI is coming to Erie Shores HealthCare, the Diagnostic Imaging Renewal Project is
beyond exciting for our community. While the provincial government has pledged the operating dollars,
it’s up to our community to raise the capital funds required. This donation kicks off that effort to bring
an enhanced Diagnostic Imaging program to our hospital.” – Kristin Kennedy, President & CEO, Erie
The Lions Club of Kingsville’s cheque presentation was the first of the new year for Erie Shores Health
“Receiving this cheque for Diagnostic Imaging at Erie Shores HealthCare is not only the perfect start to
the New Year, but also to the lay the groundwork for our Diagnostic Imaging campaign. Erie Shores
Health Foundation is very grateful that the Kingsville Lions Club recognized the need for advanced
Diagnostic Imaging in our community and dedicated the proceeds from their one-of-a-kind Star Chef’s
Gala event to it.” – Debbie Kobayashi, Chair, Erie Shores Health Foundation Board of Directors.
Speaking of firsts, this was the Lions Club of Kingsville’s first annual Star Chefs Gala event. It was chaired
by Casey van den Heuval of the Kingsville Lions Club and organized entirely by members of the Kingsville
Lions Club. The event on November 12th, 2022 at Pelee Island Winery in Kingsville, ON included fine
cuisines from appetizers to desserts prepared and served by members of Eat, Drink, Dine, Kingsville.
There was also a variety of great raffle and silent auction prizes donated by fellow organizations
throughout the community. The Star Chef’s Gala sold out with a total of 176 guests.
The Lions Club of Kingsville has announced that the second annual Star Chef’s Gala will be hosted on
October 13th, 2023 again benefiting Erie Shores HealthCare.