Fund Raising Pitch

Perley Rideau Health Centre

Grete Hale is Chairman Emeritus of Morrison Lamothe Inc., a national family frozen food company now headquartered in Toronto.  She comes from a pioneer Ottawa family (dating back to 1818) and has lived all her life in Ottawa’s oldest house (1828).

Greta had been a long time supporter of the Perley and Rideau Veterans Healthcare Centre, when she agreed to do this fundraising pitch for the Foundation’s goal to raise $5 million for its Seniors’ Village.

Greta has served on numerous national corporate and provincial boards and continues to be an active volunteer in dozens of Ottawa organizations, including as President of Beechwood Cemetery and board member of the Community Foundation of Ottawa. She received the YM-YWCA Life Time Achievement Award in 1997, the Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1998, an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Ottawa in 1999 and the Order of Canada in 2006.