August 26, 2017


The Saint John Dragon Boat Festival is a fundraising project of St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to raise funds that help meet the needs of St. Joseph's Hospital for equipment, research and education. Together with our sponsors, your donations help to ensure St. Joseph's Hospital continues to meet the needs of the residents of Greater Saint John now and in the future.  

For 2017 the Saint John Dragon Boat Festival will focus on support for Urgent Care and the Eye Clinic. The Eye Clinic had 8502 visits last year.  Our Physicians have requested a new Retinal Laser for the treatment of retinal disorders including glaucoma and other diseases of the eye.   A new Retinal Laser will provide innovative technology and more importantly more comfortable less time consuming treatments for our patients.

Urgent Care cared for 30,653 patients last year, offering acute/episodic health services to Saint John and surrounding communities.  Urgent care is the only health care facility providing urgent walk in care in the uptown core. (Approximately 60% of these patients do not have a family Doctor and thus rely on Urgent Care for their primary health needs)  Our Urgent Care staff have requested our support of excellence and innovation through the purchase of Integrated wall systems.  With the addition of new integrated wall systems for digital blood pressure, temperature, oxygen saturation, and heart rate recording equipment, top notch technology will be at the clinicians fingertips providing optimal patient care , resulting in reduced wait times for patients, better communication between clinicians, up to date technology,  and better aesthetics for the department.  

We would like to thank our Sponsors, Teams, Volunteers and Donors for your generous support of the Saint John Dragon Boat Festival and St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation.

This year’s Festival to date has raised $190,000 for the 2016 “Little Things” Campaign.


Top Fundraising Teams for 2016 were:

Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station Positive Energy

Bayview Credit Union Financial Wizards

Circle K Hibou Krew


Tim Hortons Team Spirit Award Winners: Breast Ahoy Breast Cancer Survivor Team


Thank you to all those who supported the Campaign through the purchase of one of our raffle draws. Winners include:

Air Canada Flights                   Debbie Ingalls

50/50 Winner of $4,289.27      Joe Smith

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