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BC Women’s Hospital receives $30,000 Match


The Sandra Schmirler Foundation has matched funds raised at a tasting event in North Vancouver. Robin Wilson, Leadership Director presented the cheque to Tamara Taggart, CTV News Anchor and Chair of BC Women’s Hospital NICU Campaign. The campaign is focused on meeting the urgent need for state-of-the-art equipment to help save the lives of critically […]

First Grant in Territories


The Sandra Schmirler Foundation (SSF) provided a grant of $50,000 to the Stanton Hospital in Yellowknife, NWT for the purchase of a Giraffe Incubator in their pediatric nursery. Representing the SSF at the cheque presentation were popular championship curlers Kerry Galusha and Sharon Cormier. Joining them were Louise Dundas-Matthews, Shawna Tohm, and Heather Williams from […]

SSF Scholars Donate $17,577 to Peterborough NICU


Each year, the 6 Spirit of Sandra scholars are responsible for organizing a fundraising event in their community. Last year’s scholars raised over $15,000 for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation (SSF). The scholars met as a group to decide the piece of life-saving equipment that would be purchased with the funds raised. Scholar Jestyn Murphy joined […]

Middaugh Celebrity Golf Tournament


The Sandra Schmirler Foundation (SSF) recently provided a matching gift of $50,000 at the 2015 Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament, held at the Midland Golf & Country Club. This very successful tournament has been organized by Sherry and Wayne Middaugh for 15 years. All money raised will be used to purchase critical equipment in the birthing […]

Vic Rauter presents SSF cheque to Orillia Hospital

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Vic Rauter is a Sandra Schmirler Foundation (SSF) Legacy Champion. This is a lifetime appointment in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the SSF through the support he has provided the SSF in the promotion of the annual Telethon on TSN. Widely known as “the voice of curling”, the Foundation is grateful that Vic also […]

Thank you to all for a very successful golf tournament!

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The Sandra Schmirler Foundation would like to thank the volunteers, sponsors and golfers for a very successful golf tournament at the Sunset Ranch Golf Course in Kelowna with all proceeds going to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation (SSF). The Foundation matched the money raised up to $25,000 which when combined with the $27,000 the Committee raised […]

Olympic medalist Cori Morris recently presented a cheque from the Sandra Schmirler Foundation

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Olympic medalist Cori Morris recently presented a cheque from the Sandra Schmirler Foundation (SSF) for $43,000 to Kerry Hart, Unit Manager at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary for the purchase of spectroscopy machines for their newborn intensive care unit (NICU). These machines effectively monitor the newborn baby’s brain and […]

Come Golf with Us in the Sunny Okanagan!

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Please join us in Kelowna on June 13th for a day of golf and fun at the beautiful Sunset Ranch Golf and Country Club. Net proceeds will go to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation and the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation. TSN sports anchor Bryan Mudryk will be Master of Ceremonies. The entry fee is $150/person which […]

Help Us Spread The Spirit of Sandra


HELP US SPREAD THE WORD Please reach out to Junior Curlers you know and encourage them to apply for the $5,000 Spirit of Sandra Canadian Junior Curling Scholarships. These $5,000 Canadian Junior Curling Scholarships are funded through a Crowd Sweep™ at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and other sporting events, as well as 50/50 draws and Sandra Schmirler […]

Spirit of Sandra Scholar Renelle’s Fundraiser


Each year, the Spirit of Sandra $5,000 scholars stage a fundraising event for the Sandra Schmirler Foundation. Renelle Humphreys held a fun ‘spiel at the Granite Curling Club in Saskatoon. Participants played two 2-end games and had a Chinese food dinner. There were raffles, 50/50, and silent auction. Everyone had a great time and at […]

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