Tecumseh Arena expansion to house HDGH satellite cardiac services
June 24, 2018
WINDSOR, ON -Eight years later more than 1,500 motorcycle enthusiasts from all over are still eager to take part in one of the largest charity events in Windsor/Essex. Honouring father, husband, son and late Detroit Red Wing player, Bob Probert, The Bob Probert Ride has raised almost a million dollars to support cardiac care in Windsor/Essex through programs and services offered at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare (HDGH).
This Sunday, riders all the way from Colorado to California, took part in the Bob Probert Ride where the Probert Family along with Mayor of Tecumseh, Gary McNamara announced the location of HDGH satellite cardiac services in Tecumseh.
The location will be part of the expansion of the Tecumseh Arena, that will include indoor sports fields, offices and smaller activity rooms.
"We have been waiting anxiously to announce the satellite location of HDGH's cardiac wellness program to the community, " said Dani Probert. "To extend the current services offered into the east-end community has been one of our ambitious fundraising goals for a few years now."
In 2016, proceeds from the Bob Probert Ride were used to outfit the west-end hospital's Rehabilitation and Wellness Centre with brand new, state-of-the art-exercise equipment for those enrolled in its Cardiac Wellness Program.
"The expansion of these much needed cardiac services into the east-end will allow those residents to complete the 6-month program closer to home," said Bill Marra, HDGH VP of External Affairs and Executive Director of The Changing Lives Together Foundation. "One of our hospital's goals has been to provide care to patients where it is most familiar and comfortable, reaching beyond the walls of the hospital. We are excited to achieve these goals of service excellence."
Plans are still being finalized with the Town of Tecumseh. Upon groundbreaking, the project is estimated to take 16 to 18 months to complete.