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Who We Are

Established in 1997, the Bonnyville Health Foundation is a registered charity under the provisions of the Hospitals Act and is governed by a local board of trustees. We are a dedicated community and volunteer-led organization that solicits donations and sponsors for our fund-raising events to enhance health-related programs in Bonnyville.

Since 2014 alone, over $3.3 million has been raised by our community, allowing significant enhancements and equipment purchases for our facility . We are devoted to raising funds for priority initiatives such as facility revitalization, staff learning and development, mental health awareness and education and the purchase of state of the art equipment. This is done through a partnership with our Health Centre, our generous community and Covenant Health . The funds raised not only maintain the current quality of care at the Bonnyville Health Centre, but also strengthen and expand the range of specialized health services available to our community .

In support of the
Bonnyville Health Centre

Health Centre April 2019-March 2020 Overview

  • Staff 341
  • Volunteers 114
  • Physicians 34
  • Community Board 5
  • Acute Care Beds 33
  • Continuing Care Beds 30
  • Outpatient Visits 7,367
  • Emergency Visits 19,055
  • Deliveries 288
  • Surgical Program 1000
  • Women’s Health Program 372
  • Gastroscopies & Colonoscopies 548

Founded by:
Sisters of Charity of Notre Dame d’Evron

Site Administrator:
Shelly Franklin

Medical Director:
Dr. Travis Webster

Community Board Chair:
Dixie Dahlstedt

If you are interested in joining the Bonnyville Health Foundation Board of Directors, Click here

Fill out the application and email it to our Foundation Coordinator at or call 780.826.8265. You may also contact one of our Board Directors with your interest. 


Guy Vincent

Guy has been a Board member since 2003, and assumed the Chairman position last fall.

Guy was born & raised in Bonnyville, a father to 3 adult children, and is the part owner of Vincent Building Supplies, a family operated building supply store that was established 65 years ago, but is under Vincent ownership since 1988.

Besides being busy with his kids and running the business, Guy’s other community involvement includes the Lakeland Credit Union, ACFA French Association, various Town of Bonnyville Committees, and the Bonnyville JR & Sr Pontiac’s Boards!


Amber Hughes

Amber is married with two kids, two cats and two dogs! She has been in the oilfield service business since 2003 with her husband, and also runs a boutique consulting agency for other small to medium sized businesses. Her background includes working at an Advertising and PR agency right out of post secondary, as an Executive at the Lakeland Credit Union, and many Board positions in Business, Health Care and Communications Associations. Amber also holds a global designation as a Strategic Communication Management Professional and is a Certified Innovation Executive.

Amber loves to bring our community together through planning large scale events and fundraisers for the benefit of enhancing local health care. 


Denise Napier

After graduating from the UofA, Denise articled with Ernst & Young. When she earned her CPA designation, Denise moved to St. Paul, to continue her career in accounting. Since 1998 she has worked from her home at Muriel Lake where she and her husband raised 4 children.

Denise is most proud of her work developing her own successful business, and raising beautiful children who are on their way to making contributions to their own communities. She is interested in offering her skills through volunteerism to her community. We are pleased she has joined the BHF board, in order to support and improve our work in local health care. She brings to this role a career that has been focused on accounting and tax for small businesses, and personal and farm clients. Having been a long time resident of the Elk Point and Lakeland area she knows the area well.

When Denise is not in her office, she likes to spend quality time with her husband Rick, her kids Daniel, Emma, Jade, and Molly, and their family dog Milo. She also loves to garden, cook, and read!


Patti Skuba

Patti serves as a BHF Board Director, and co-chair for the Gala committee. Patti has also volunteered with the Bonnyville Health Centre Auxiliary for over 10 years, coordinates the volunteers for the Community Cancer Centre, and works in the hospital gift shop. Outside the hospital, she has held a position on the board of the Municipal Library since 2010.

On top of her volunteering and community work, Patti and her husband Dave run the Bonnyville Dental Clinic that they have owned since 1983. In her free time, Patti enjoys exercising, yoga, singing in choir, travelling, and spending time with her husband, two grown children, and five grand-kids.


Marcel Sylvestre

Marcel is born and raised in Bonnyville and now raising his 2 children, Tyler and Myranda in Bonnyville as well. Marcel is a small business owner, currently a real estate broker but continues to operate businesses in town. In his spare time Marcel enjoys golfing, fishing, and boating.

Marcel always strives to give back to his community. He has served on the Lakeland Credit Union Board of Directors for 7 years, 5 of them as chair. He was President of Bonnyville Minor Hockey and coached girls hockey for 7 years. He’s been a Bonnyville Health Foundation Board Director for a little over a year to make his contribution in improving local health care. Marcel joined the Board because he believes the Bonnyville Health Foundation is an integral part of the future of our health facilities and programs.


Caitlin McGrath

Caitlin joined us in the fall and has been a great addition to our team with her knowledge, desire to help people, and positive attitude! Caitlin joined the board because she is passionate about the health of her community and being an active part in improving that. She loves giving back to the community that gave her so much growing up.

In 2017, Caitlin graduated from the University of Saskatchewan as Valedictorian of her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BSP) program, and led the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns (CAPSI) as National President 2015-2018. Currently, Caitlin practices as a pharmacist and store operator of Tellier Pharmacy in Bonnyville. She also acts as secretary of the Bonnyville Victim Services Board, and is an active member with the St. Louis Parish Council.

Caitlin enjoys spending time with her cat, Oliver, and her family whom also live in Bonnyville with the exception of her sister Jessica. She loves to exercise and recently became a spin instructor at Wheelfit Co. in Bonnyville, and enjoys running with her Dad. She also enjoys being at the lake, figure skating, and reading!


Rejean Bourget

Rejean was raised in Bonnyville but currently residing in Edmonton, attending his 3rd year at University of Alberta for his Education degree to one day become a high school teacher. Although, Rejean still spends much of his time in Bonnyville visiting with friends & family and to support local causes.

Rejean’s charitable efforts did not go unnoticed this past summer, like initiating a fundraiser of firewood sales which raised over $3000 for our Foundation & the Bonnyville Extendicare. Or, creating a 60km bike ride fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society raising $8,085 for cancer research.

In his spare time, Rejean likes staying active and being outdoors such as running, biking, hiking, skiing, and anything that involves volunteering and helping others.

Rejean joined our Board to give more of his time and effort to those who need it most. His goals are to bring more fundraising opportunities to our town so the Foundation can continue supporting the Bonnyville Health Centre in its mission to provide local quality health care.