- by Ian Boddy, Mayor, Owen Sound

Nine elected officials from all levels of government, including myself, supported our front line health care workers by raising over $8,000 for COVID19 related supplies. The Hospital Foundation is going to use these funds to purchase PPE for our emergency workers, and other supplies to support patients during these unprecedented times.

I take full responsibility for my participation in this event. I was honored to recognize the outstanding men and women of our health care community who have reduced the COVID19 caseload to one active case in our region. In retrospect, those involved in the event should have taken more precaution and done a better job in demonstrating our leadership, and for this I am truly sorry.