Villanova Junior High Students Donate Over 65 kg of Recyclable Pull Tabs

On Friday, June 16th, Chief Rabban, Noble Paul Rose of Mazol Shriners of Newfoundland and Labrador, visited Villanova Junior High to pick up over 65 kg of pull tabs collected by the students throughout the year. This project started several years ago when the Shriners approached various schools asking them to save the pull tabs from their drink cans for recycling. He was greeted by a group of 10 students and their teacher, Ms. Darlene Moulton.  The students were also joined by a local resident, Mr. Reg McGrath, who heard about the donation and decided to join the group to add his own contribution.

June 22nd, Noble Paul and Lady Sharon returned to the School to present a 100 Million Dollar Club Certificate to Principal Barry Jenkins during Villa Nova’s closing assembly. A packed gym of over 350 students were on hand for the presentation. Noble Paul gave a brief address about Shriner’s Hospitals and what Shriners do for our kids. He thanked the students for their annual donation and wished all a safe and fulfilled summer.  We encourage students from all over Newfoundland and Labrador to get involved.








It takes millions of dollars a year to operate the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children. The medical care given through this Shriners Hospital network has cured or substantially helped more than 1,000,000 children regardless of their ability to pay.

The money to operate these 22 hospitals comes from several sources. One source is income from the Shriners Hospitals for Children Endowment Fund.

The endowment fund provides approximately 85 percent of the hospitals’ operating income. This fund is supported by the gifts and bequests of Shriners and non-Shriners alike, however, too many people, believe that if they cannot donate or leave a large sum of money, their gift will not count. Obviously, every contribution helps. In order to encourage Shriners and non-Shriners to contribute to Shriners Hospitals for Children, the HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR CLUB was established in 1972. The club got its name from its goal of adding 100 million dollars to the endowment fund through gifts or bequests of $100 or more.

As a way of recognizing the donation by the students of Villanova Junior High, Mazol Shriners has just made a gift to the HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR CLUB on behalf of the students for their continued work in raising money for Shriners Hospitals.


Way to go Villanova Junior High!


New Administrator of Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada

Jacques Boissonneault appointed Administrator of Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada

Montreal, Monday, April 3, 2017 – The leadership of Shriners Hospitals for Children® is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Jacques Boissonneault as the new Administrator of Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada. Mr. Boissonneault will take office on June 12, 2017.
Recognized as an outstanding leader, Mr. Boissonneault dedicated 35 years of his professional life to the health and social services network of Quebec, including 24 years in administrative functions. He was the Manager of the Center for Health and Social Services (CSSS) of the Vallée-de-l’Or from 2004 to 2007, then at the CSSS of the Haut-Saint-François until 2011.  He was appointed President and CEO of the Health and Social Services Agency of Abitibi-Témiscamingue from 2011 to 2015 and then President and CEO of the Integrated Centre for Health and Social Services (CISSS) in Abitibi-Témiscamingue until he joined the team at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada. Mr. Boissonneault holds a Master’s Degree in Health Administration, he is also an excellent strategist and a mentor who takes pride in encouraging talent.

“We are delighted to welcome Jacques Boissonneault to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada.  Throughout his extensive career, he has demonstrated exceptional commitment to innovation in health care practices and system improvements for patients, families and healthcare providers.  He has a strong passion for excellence in the provision of exceptional healthcare with a proven ability to work collaboratively with families, physicians, multidisciplinary teams, communities, and government partners.  I believe Jacques’s leaderships skills are an excellent fit for our organization and he will be a tremendous asset to our hospital “, states Bill Miller, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Canada Shriners Hospital.
“It’s such a great pleasure to join an organization focused on excellence and whose international reputation is undeniable. I understand that Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada is a large family, people who lead with heart and passion, and their special organizational culture ties in with my values. I want to thank the Board of Governors and leadership of Shriners Hospitals for Children for their trust.” said Mr. Boissonneault, new Administrator of the Canadian hospital.
Thanks to his deep understanding of the needs of the population, his remarkable skills and his management expertise, Jacques Boissonneault will have, without a doubt, the ability to develop the vision, innovation and high-quality care that are the trademark of the hospital.
About Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada
Established in Montreal in 1925, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada is the only Canadian establishment within the network of 22 Shriners hospitals. This bilingual, short-term, acute care hospital provides ultra-specialized orthopaedic care to children from coast to coast in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. The mission of the hospital is to promote health and provide treatment and rehabilitation to infants, children and young adults with orthopaedic and neuromuscular problems such as scoliosis, osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease), club feet, hip dysplasia, leg length discrepancies and cerebral palsy.
The hospital is committed to excellence and innovation in clinical practice, research and education and to ensuring patients and their families are treated in a caring, family-friendly environment. Affiliated with McGill University, the hospital provides clinical experience and teaching for residents and allied professionals within its outstanding new facility on the Glen site. The hospital is present in communities across Canada, thanks to telemedicine, outreach clinics and satellite clinics. Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada has been helping kids reach their full potential for 90 years and counting.

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Note to media
Mr. Boissonneault will be available for interviews in Montreal on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 10:30 am at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada. Please call to set-up an interview.

Information :  Emmanuelle Rondeau
Communications and Marketing Manager

Source :  Laure Moureaux
Communications Officer

Mazol Shriners Welcomes New Nobles

Three new nobles were created at the Wednesday March 8th LRSC meeting. We would like to welcome Keith Goulding, Ben Simms and Lloyd Morgan. Thanks to Noble Lloyd Walters for doing the organizing not once but twice. Plans to do the initiation last month had to be canceled at the last minute due to weather. The LRSC Nobles ladies were in attendance and the new Nobles were adorned with their own fez by their ladies.

Thanks to the LRSC Nobles who participated in the ceremony. Congratulations to the new Nobles and their Ladies and welcome to the Shrine and our Mazol Temple!

An Update Story of a Montreal Shriners Hospital Patient

A second documentary story about Montreal Shriners patient, Mykola, will be broadcast this Saturday night, February 4, 2017, on CTV’s W5 show. It will be the second story in the program’s line-up which means that the report should be on the air at approximately 7:30 pm (EST).

Triple amputee Mykola Nyzhnykovskyi plays table top hockey with Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher (Brett Mitchell / W5)
Triple amputee Mykola Nyzhnykovskyi plays table top hockey with Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher (Brett Mitchell / W5)

Montreal Shriners Hospital worked with the incredible team at CTV’s W5 for a year on this report.  Recently a report was received by Montreal Shriners Hospital about Mykola, who is back in Ukraine.  He goes to a school with a sports program every day, he swims every day, he has begun to smile and laugh spontaneously. Most importantly, he walks a lot!

Ladies of the Sabre Annual Meeting

The Ladies of the Sabre held their Annual Meeting and Election of Officers for 2017 on Monday, January 9th. Chief Raban, Roland Card conducted the election and installed the new officers.

Ladies 2017
Pictured front row L-R, Lady Krista Murrins, Secretary; Lady Daphne Benson, Sick Visiting convener; Lady Sylvia Downey, Treasurer; Lady Paula Dingle, President. Back row; Lady Brenda Pike, Chair, Ways and Means Committee, Lady Sharon Rose, Asst. Secretary, Lady Shirley Avery, Vice President; Chief Raban, Roland Card; Lady Lorraine Neil, Asst. Treasurer; Lady Vyvyenne Bruce, Chair of the special Events Committee.