Family Doctor Appreciation Week 2017

KLHCI Announces Family Doctor Appreciation Week

June 5 – 9, 2017

City of Kawartha Lakes, May 25, 2017:  Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative (KLHCI) is asking the community to help celebrate the eighth annual Family Doctor Appreciation Week, being held June 5 – 9, 2017.  The week will honour the many wonderful family doctors practicing in the City of Kawartha Lakes.  Family doctors are essential to the health and vitality of our community and we hope that all citizens will take the time to extend their gratitude for the day-to-day and lifelong commitments that these doctors make.

Local businesses are encouraged to show their support throughout the week by displaying words of thanks and encouragement to family doctors on their organization’s signage.  Simple acknowledgement of the week, such as “Family Doctor Appreciation Week, June 5 - 9” or other special words of thanks such as “Thank You to our Family Doctors” are some suggestions being offered by KLHCI.  We also encourage all City of Kawartha Lakes citizens to show their support by thanking their family doctor for the professional health care that they provide.

KLHCI will be sending letters of appreciation to all family doctors.  KLHCI has recognized two family doctors with gift certificates for a weekend get-away for two at any Ontario Inns and Spa.   

KLHCI thanks all of the children who participated in the poster and letter writing contest.  The winners of the poster contest are Briannah from Bobcaygeon Daycare and Shyanne from Bobcaygeon Public School, with Honourable Mention going to Dakoka from Bobcaygeon Public School.  The winner of the letter writing contest is Nicole from Bobcaygeon Public School.  Many of the thank you letters have been recorded and will be aired on BOB FM each morning during Family Doctor Appreciation Week.  A special thank you to BOB FM and Tradewind Imports – Toys & Gifts for their support of the children’s contest. 

KLHCI is a non-profit, charitable organization whose mandate is to recruit and retain family doctors for the City of Kawartha Lakes.  Anyone wishing to be part of this community effort is invited to contact Cindy Snider, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator at 705-328-6098 or, or visit the KLHCI website at

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