The Ohsweken Dental Office and the waiting areas located inside of Gane Yohs Community Health Centre have received a cosmetic makeover thanks to a fundraising effort from the Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League and the Smilezone Foundation.
The updates include repainting, modernizing the building’s technology and the creation of artwork by Smilezone artist, Linda Holmes and team, and murals created by local Six Nations of the Grand River Artist Arnold Jacobs.
Smilezone is a foundation that helps to improve and facilitate happier environments for patients and families in healthcare settings across Canada.
“On behalf of Smilezone Foundation’s Board of Directors, we are thrilled with these very special new Smilezones inside of Gane Yohs Community Health Centre,” says Smilezone Foundation’s Founder and Co-Chair Scott Bachly. “We would also like to extend a tremendous thank you to the Toronto Rock for their continued support, making these new Smilezones spaces possible.”
The Toronto Rock helped support the Gane Yohs Community Health Centre – Smilezone Project by raising funds throughout their 2021-2022 season, which included 50/50 ticket sales at all their home games plus an official Charity Game night on April 16, 2022 at the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton.
“We are very excited to see this project come to fruition,” said Toronto Rock Owner, President and GM Jamie Dawick. “Smilezone always does terrific work in the community and we are as proud as ever to be a part of this new Smilezone at the Gane Yohs Community Health Centre in Six Nations. I want to thank our fans, players, and staff for embracing our annual fundraising efforts, especially this year.”
Gane Yohs held a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday to celebrate the new space.
“Six Nations Health Services would like to say nya:weh kowa to the Smilezone Foundation and the Toronto Rock for their efforts in updating Gane Yohs Community Health Centre,” said Lori Davis-Hill, director of Six Nations Health Services. “We look forward to welcoming the Six Nations of the Grand River Community to enjoy the updated space for many years to come.”