Gateway Chair of Rural Senior Wellness Dr. Agnes Kluz Gets Featured in August Article of Canadian Family Phsyician!
Gateway’s Chair of Rural Senior Wellness, Dr. Agnes Kluz has recently been featured in the August edition of Canadian Family Physician! Dr. Kluz shares her experiences in healthcare, specifically the impact of parenthood on her career, expressing that “Being a parent makes you a better doctor”.
This article also outlines a very important change in employment direction that we’ve seen over the last 20 years regarding pregnancy and maternity leave.
Read or download the full article below!
Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health would like to send our love and thanks to our beloved Vice President, Mary Lapaine, and wish her all the best on her recent celebration of her 75th birthday. On Wednesday August 20th Gateway board members, research chairs, and students gathered at The Black Dog Village Pub and Bistro in Bayfield Ontario following a brief meeting for a surprise celebration. As the summer came to an end and fall reared its head we ushered in the new school semester, saying goodbye to a number of summer students, Gateway wishes their students all the best in their studies, and hopes that they will remember their experiences at Gateway for many years to come.
Gateway Vice President Mary Lapaine prepares to blow out her candles as Gateway President Gwen Devereaux cheers her on.
On Thursday August 21st the up-and-coming Huron-based youth recruitment, retention, and sustainment group called Engage HurON met for their very first social gathering at The Docks in Bayfield Ontario. With plans to build a hub of resources, networks, and a growing community, Engage HurON has chosen to include Gateway Centre of Excellence In Rural Health in their plans to recruit and retain local youth. Both Gateway and Engage HurON strongly believe that the youths of Huron County are the future of a sustainable economy in this area, and, with such scarce numbers of youths, aim to attract them to stay within the area after their studies are complete. Gateway employees Grant Richard and Stephen Middleton frequently join and host Engage HurON meetings, and have attended the very first social gathering as representatives of Gateway.
Engage HurON has started as a sub-committee of the Community Economic Revitalization Committee (CERC), which Gateway proudly works along-side with, sharing resources, ideas, goals, and challenges.
Pictured above, from left to right around the table are: CERC Chair and Menesetung Crossfit Owner Chris Watson, Derek Masse, Mitchell Avis, Grant Dawson, Gateway and CERC employee Grant Richard, Gateway and CERC employee Stephen Middleton, Greg Snopko, Allan Fleischauer, Exeter BIA Manager and CERC board member Brittany Fry, picture taken by Genny Smith, Founder at Huron Adventures Inc., GS Consulting Owner, and Clinton and Central Huron BIA Community Improvement Coordinator.
On Saturday, April 19th, chefs and cooks from all around Huron East gathered bringing their best soups in hopes of winning the title of "Best Soup Cook in Huron East". Over two dozen soups were brought to the competition including Gateway's own healthy style soup. Serving was Gwen Devereaux, Dan Stringer, Chris Lee, Luke Janmaat, Dr.Agnes Kluz and her daughter.
Overall the event managed to raise over $6,000 for the Seaforth and District Food Bank. Congratulations to the winners of the Christine Behnke Culinary Awards. Gateway looks forward to competing next year.
Cobourg, Ontario- On March 3rd 2014, Gateway's President Gwen Devereaux had the pleasure of attending the first Rural Ontario Summit hosted by the Rural Ontario Institute in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Rural Affairs. The event covered topics such as: Creating investment-ready communities, Enhancing our rural workforce, including youth, immigrants and rural residents, promoting sustainable economic growth and job creation in rural Ontario, strengthening health care and social services, and Measuring success to create stronger, more prosperous rural communities. Click here to read more.
By Scott Nixon, southwesternotario.ca
By Heather Boa, Huron News Now