The newly opened North Grenville COVID-19 Assessment Centre (NGCAC) was conceived, organized, and opened to the public thanks to Rideau Crossing Family Health Centre, Kemptville District Hospital, the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville District Health Unit, the Municipality of North Grenville, and Leeds Grenville Paramedic Service.

To get the site up and running, hospital staff and others from the aforementioned community partnership have been generously volunteering their time. Because this is a grassroots initiative, funding for medical and diagnostic supplies is being provided by the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation. This achievement is a testament to the power of community and coming together for the collective good.

This year, all other 2020 Foundation fundraising events were cancelled except for Catch the Ace, an online progressive raffle. It was able to proceed, and tickets are available online. A portion of the funds raised by Catch the Ace will go towards the NGCAC during these unprecedented times. Purchasing tickets helps support healthcare workers in their ongoing fight against COVID-19.

“This is a priority for the residents of North Grenville and so it is a priority for us,” says Joanne Mavis, Executive Director, Kemptville District Hospital Foundation.

Having opened on September 24, 2020 as a testing facility, the NGCAC added the ability to provide full assessment and treatment on October 7.  “I believe we need this treatment service now more than ever,” said Dr. Suzanne Rutherford, a family physician at Rideau Crossing Family Health Centre and the driving force behind the NGCAC. “Adding this service to the NGCAC will help ensure that people get the treatment they need for respiratory illness while helping keep Emergency Departments available for other emergencies,” she explained.

The Jackpot is now over $3,900 and tickets start at $5.00. Buy your tickets online today at

For more information contact Mary Boucher at or 613-258-6133 x 157.