Car show marks hospital centennial with a car a decade
The Headwaters Health Care Centre in Orangeville threw a party on its grounds Oct. 13 to celebrate 100 years of providing health care forthe residents of the Headwaters Region, which stretches from Caledonnorth to the southern reaches of Grey County.
The Road Hazards, a local group of classic car enthusiasts, contributed to the event by putting on a car show. What made this one unique, however, was that it consisted of just 11 vehicles.
A typical Road Hazards car show attracts hundreds of participating cars.
These cars, however, each represented a decade in which Headwaters has been in operation, (1912-2012).
Among the cars in attendance were a 1919 Dodge Roadster, a 1930spickup truck, a muscular 442 from the 60s, a gleaming Corvette from the 70s and a shiny Porsche from the turn of the new millenium.
There was even a 2012 vehicle to represent the decade which hasn’t ended yet.
Some of the new vehicles were supplied by Orangeville car dealers, whose participation in the centennial spread beyond the car show.
All 12 new car dealers in Orangeville banded together and pooled $220,000 to donate to Headwaters. The hospital will use the funds to purchase and maintain the equipment it needs to keep its status as a state of the art medical facility.
Danny Brackett concurs with that sentiment. The dealer principal at MacMaster Buick GMC said that all 12 new-car dealerships in Orangeville have banded together to donate $220,000 to the campaign.
“We certainly do compete with each other,” said Danny Brackett, the dealer principal at MacMaster Buick GMC, “but we all recognize the importance of community, and the importance of a hospital in the community.”
Written by Dan Pelton