L-R: Robert Noseworthy, KDH Foundation Board Chair; Liz van Gerwen, Chef Pietro and Hemke van Gerwen, co-owners of Castle View Fine Dining.

The first annual Seafood Gala Buffet, hosted by Chef Pietro and his partners Liz and Hemke van Gerwen at Castle View Catering and Fine Dining, formerly the New Rideau Restaurant, was held on October 21, 2017. The evening was held in memory of Chef Pietro’s daughter, Jose Anselmo, and Chef Dan Halliday. The event brought overwhelming success, raising an amazing $12,275 for the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation.

One hundred guests not only enjoyed a superb seafood buffet, lobster, prime rib and dessert, but a social evening with friends and community members, all in support of a great cause. Plans are already underway for another event in the spring 2018. The KDH Foundation is very grateful for the relationship they have established with Castle View’s owners and look forward to collaborating for many years to come.

Established in 1979, the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation raises funds in support of the Kemptville District Hospital. In 2017, the Foundation provided over $300,000 in funding to the Hospital to purchase vital medical, surgical and diagnostic equipment not covered by any other source of funding.

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