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​RVH Auxiliary

Pledge To Improve Patient Care 

The RVH Auxiliary is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of fundraising to support and enhance patient care at RVH. The Auxiliary owns and operates Café Royale and Victoria’s Gift Shop, rents retail space to outside vendors and participates in the provincial Hospital Equipment Lottery Project for People (HELPP). As well, volunteer members support the mission by participating in a variety of annual fundraising activities and events; Tag Days, Fall Raffle, Bazaar, Battle of the BBQ's, and the TEAM RVH silent auction and 50/50 Draw. Since the inception of the Auxiliary in September 1897, millions of dollars have been raised to support patient care:

•  In 1992, $1 million was given for the construction of a new hospital on Georgian Drive

•  In 2007, $5 million was given for the establishment of the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre at RVH
  In 2014, $1.5 million was given to support the opening of a new Cardiac Care Unit      

Currently the Auxiliary has pledged $2 million to the Hearts and Mind Campaign; $1 million for Advanced Cardiac Care and $1 million for the establishment of a Child and Youth Mental Health Unit. 

The RVH Auxiliary is a member in good standing with the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario which represents member associations in health care facilities across the province. 


Auxiliary Businesses

Proceeds from the gift shop support patient care at RVH.

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​Café Royale

Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext. 42433/34
Location: Level 2 Main Entrance

​​Victoria's Gift Shop

Located on Level 2 by the Atrium Entrance
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Email: or

Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext. 42430/31                  
Location: Level 2 Atrium Entrance

​Vendor Program

Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Email: or
Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext. 42432
Location: Level 1 Food Court

​HELPP Lottery

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Level 1 Food Court



 RVH Auxiliary Officers

​​President, Lise McCourt
Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext. 42423

​​President, Pat Ummels
Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext. 42423

Past-president, Janice Williams
Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext. 42423

Director, Wayne Hubbard
Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext. 42423

Chief Transformation Officer Strategy and Communications,
Valerie Smith
Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext. 42400

RVH Auxiliary Operations Manager,
Sally Ranger
Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext. 42432

Director, Dan Fyshe
Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext.42423


Director, Susan Turner
Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext 42423

Director, Craig Bemrose
Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext. 42423

Director, Sharon Partridge
Phone: 705-728-9090 Ext. 42423