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Gordie Garriock

Gordie Garriock - Spirit of Thunder Bay Award 2015Gordie Garriock has been a member of the Rotary Club of Thunder Bay for 21 years and has played a major role in the development of health care in the region with funds raised from the Annual Rotary House Lottery.  The Rotary Club has donated more than $2 million to Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre with help from Gordie’s volunteer involvement.  Gordie is instrumental in arranging all media advertising for the Annual Rotary House Lottery.  Gordie was a Community Volunteer, appointed by the CEO of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center, as a member of the Steering Committee for the Centre’s 5-year plan.  Gordie also participated on the organizing committee for the Inaugural “Save a Heart Ball” helping to raise money for Thunder Bay’s first stand-alone angioplasty unit at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.  Over the last 5 years, the ball has raised in excess of $500,000.  Gordie was previous chair of the Cardiac and Vascular Surgery Committee, specifically to arrange for a stand-alone angioplasty unit for the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center and in 2007, the provincial minister of health announced a pilot project to bring life saving angioplasty to Thunder Bay.  In June of 2015, the 10th Anniversary of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center, a new Vascular Surgery Department became a reality.  Gordie Garriock was instrumental in making it happen.