These past two years have not been easy.  We as a community have faced many trials and tribulations through times of intense isolation. But as spring emerges and restrictions begin to lift, we see a glimmer of hope.

The St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation, along with a dedicated committee, is organizing its first ever Rockathon event for the Valley Manor long term care home. The premise is simple: participants will raise pledges from family and friends, and commit to rocking in a rocking chair for a day.

Our first ever Rockathon will be held at the Railway Station (weather permitting) on Friday, June 17th, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (with the Royal Canadian Legion as our backup). This is sure to be a fun event! We are encouraging participants to decorate their rocking chairs, dress in colourful clothes (if you wish) and cheer throughout the day.  Friends and family can visit and enjoy the onsite entertainment. We have limited rocking chairs available, so please let us know if you can bring your own to the event – we can even assist with pick up and drop offs!

Proceeds from the Rockathon will help support the needs of local healthcare, including a much-needed update to the lifts at the Valley Manor long term care home, which help with the safe transfer of residents.

As you know, the Valley Manor is the area’s only long-term care home, providing quality local care for 90 residents. That is why we need your help!

Participants may join as individuals or a team of up to 6.  If you are interested in raising funds for this incredible cause, please ensure you register with the Foundation before you begin collecting pledges by calling 613-756-3045 ext. 217; emailing us at; or by visiting us in person at 7 St. Francis Memorial Drive (our hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) Pledge forms are due by June 10, 2022.

Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to rocking with you!