Category Archives: Sponsorships

Snow White – Durham Farm and Rural Resources

Uxbridge Family Dentistry is pleased to be a Gold Sponsor for “Snow White” – a fundraiser for Durham Farm and Rural Family Resources (DFRFR), which is a non-profit organization that provides children with learning resources in the Durham region.  One such resource is the Early Years Centre, which I have made use of weekly with our son, Kai.  At the Uxbridge location, there is a plethora of toys, books, and play centres for the children.  As well, a lactation consultant and speech pathologist are available every month for free consultations and advice.  Parents of young children in the Durham region are ever so fortunate to have access to four Early Year centres in Uxbridge, Beaverton, Cannington, and Sunderland.  The centres provide a place for kids to interact with peers, learn through play, and also allows parents to meet others in the community.  All centres are provided free of charge thanks to DFRFR.

The Dufflebag Theatre Company will be performing Snow White at Uxbridge Public School to raise funds for Durham Farm and Rural Family Resources
The Dufflebag Theatre Company will be performing Snow White at Uxbridge Public School to raise funds for Durham Farm and Rural Family Resources

The show will be performed by The Dufflebag Theatre Company.  Please consider attending this event in support of DFRFR and all the young children that benefit from this organization.  This is the third year that we have been supporting this annual event, and we could not be more proud to be associated with such a wonderful organization.  For ticket information, please contact: 905-862-3131 or email: director@durhamfamilyresources.org

– Dr. Michael Banh

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The Million Dollar Hole In One

Presale Tickets

The Rotary Club of Uxbridge will be holding it’s 9th annual Million Dollar Hole In One event from Wed, Sept 5 to Sun, Sept 9 at the Little Sticks Driving range on Elgin Park Drive in Uxbridge.  In addition to the $1,000,000 namesake prize, there are over 80+ other prizes to be won at the event, including the GRAND PRIZE which Dr. Michael Banh and his brother, Dr. Vi Tu Banh, have sponsored – an all expenses paid golfing weekend for two at a major resort in Muskoka!

How To Win:

Step 1: Come and compete on any or ALL of the 5 days of the event from Sept 5-9, 2012

Each day the participants attempt to hit golf balls to a flag in a regulation golf hole on a green 100 yards away.  From each of the 5 days of the event (including the Special Challenge Days), the top 10 players who hit closest to the hole are ALL 10 daily qualifiers are guaranteed to win a prize AND are invited to the semifinals on Sunday, September 9 in the afternoon. Players can qualify multiple times if they reach the top 10 on multiple days of the competition – The more times you qualify for the semifinals, the more chances you get in the next round.

Step 2: The Semifinals – Sept 9, 2012

The 50 semifinalists will be given 3 balls (for each time they qualified) from 160 yards.  The six closest to the pin will become eligible for the final round where they can win the $1,000,000!  If a semifinalist gets a hole-in-one with their first, second, or third ball at this stage, they will win a 2013 SUBARU OUTBACK courtesy of C&C Motors Whitby, a $40000 in-ground pool from Jones Pools, or $10000 golfing vacation in Scotland courtesy of Ian Morrison, respectively.

Step 3: The Finals – Sept 9, 2012

The six closest shots in the semi finals qualify for the FINAL round in which each finalist hits ONE ball from a new location, but still 160 yards from the pin.  If a finalist scores a hole-in-one, they will receive $1,000,000 to be paid in annual $50,000 installments over 20 years.  The closest to the pin from the 6 final shots will win the GRAND PRIZE GOLF WEEKEND.

Million Dollar Hole In One

This is one of the biggest fundraisers for the Rotary Club of Uxbridge, which supports many community groups and organizations such as the The Uxbridge Public Library, The Uxbridge Cottage Hospital, The Youth Centre, the food bank, Precious Minds, and Africyle,  (just to name a few).  Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at Dr. Michael Banh’s office or from any Rotary Club member.

For complete details and rules, visit http://www.uxbridgerotary.com

Please support this event and all the good that Rotary does.  Good Luck!!!

– Dr. Michael Banh

The Uxbridge Public Library turns 125 years old!

Every time I visit the Uxbridge Public Library both in person and online, I grow more impressed by how it has managed to keep pace with the changing times despite budget cuts.  From constantly updating their book selection to offering E-Book downloads, to blazing trails with its active facebook page and loyal twitter following, it is incredible to see how much this library does for the community.  It’s hard to believe that this year, the UPL will mark 125 years of promoting literacy and spreading the joy of reading in our town!

UPL
Celebrating 125 years of serving the Uxbridge community

To help celebrate this momentous occasion, a black-tie event called “Book Lovers’ Ball and Benefit” is being held on April 14, 2012 at Wooden Sticks with the goal of raising funds for the Library Expansion Fund.

My brother, Dr. Vi Tu Banh and I are proud to be GOLD sponsors of this event, as libraries such as as the UPL have been a fundamental part of our own childhoods and careers.  A passion for life-long learning is a must for people of all ages and career paths, and that begins with an early love for reading.

If you are interested in purchasing a ticket for the Book Lovers’ Ball and Benefit, please visit http://www.uxlib.com/modules/bookloversball/

– Dr. Michael Banh

Supporting the Uxbridge Half Marathon and Uxbridge Cottage Hospital

Uxbridge Half Marathon
Uxbridge Half Marathon 2012 – Raising funds to support the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital

Uxbridge Family Dentistry is excited to announce that Dr. Michael Banh and his brother, Dr. Vi Tu Banh (Uxbridge Optometrist), have donated $5000 as GOLD SPONSORS for this year’s Uxbridge Half Marathon!!!

Dr. Michael Banh was born at the Uxbride Cottage Hospital, so it is with great pride that he is able to support this integral cornerstone of the community.  Both brothers are active runners and have participated in previous Uxbridge Half Marathons.

This charitable event is organized by the  Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Auxiliary, with assistance from the Greater Uxbridge Road Runners and the Gorgons.  Net  proceeds of the event go directly towards funding for equipment, technology, renovations, special projects and a sustained emergency department for the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital.  The focus this year is to raise funds specifically for the purchase of a new ultrasound unit.

“I encourage local residents to volunteer to help with this race as a way to support their Hospital Foundation” enthused Nancy Emo, President of the Hospital Auxiliary.  “I know Katharine Shepherd (race director) and her team work exceptionally hard every year to plan and present this event, and the community sees direct benefit from its fundraising, which goes towards new equipment such as the new diagnostic imaging machines purchased last year”.

The event this year will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Wooden Sticks.  For more information about how to participate in and/or support the race, please visit www.uxbridgehalfmarathon.com.

Happy Running!

– Dr. Michael Banh

Supporting Uxbridge’s local athletes

This year we are pleased to announce that Uxbridge Family Dentistry has sponsored one of our local athletes, Ryan Leandertz.  As a junior rugby player, Ryan was one of only 53 players to be selected for the Ontario Junior Blues U16 Squad.

Uxbridge Dentist sponsors local junior rugby

Congratulations Ryan and remember to wear your sportsguard!

– Dr. Michael Banh