Royal University Hospital Foundation’s Royal Middle Earth Ball raises over $234,000 to help save lives!

October 19, 2019

SASKATOON – Saturday evening, guests of Royal University Hospital Foundation’s Royal Middle Earth Ball presented by Nutrien were taken on a journey to the lands where elves and hobbits reside!

This sold out fantasy event at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Bessborough raised over $234,000 (net) from sponsors, ticket purchasers and donors to enhance the Trauma Program at Royal University Hospital.

Over the next ten years, Royal University Hospital Foundation (RUH Foundation) will invest donor support to ensure the Trauma Program at Royal University Hospital is a leader in Canada by investing in trauma research, new technology and equipment and sub-specialty training for our medical teams who will save lives today and into the future.

“The lives lost and lives changed forever after the April 6, 2018, Humboldt Broncos tragedy will not be forgotten within our hospital,” says RUH Foundation CEO Arla Gustafson. “The Legacy Fund for Trauma Care in honour of the Humboldt Broncos will ensure that Saskatchewan’s busiest Trauma Centre at RUH will continue to be ready whenever the 1000-plus per year trauma patients and their families arrive in our Emergency Department.”

Support from the following Royal Middle Earth Ball sponsors was tremendous: Presenting Sponsor: Nutrien; Dinner Sponsor: SaskTel; Reception Sponsor: RBC Wealth Management Philips Hager & North Investment Counsel; Guest Photo Sponsor: NexGen Energy Ltd.; Wine Sponsor: Clark Roofing; Diamond Sponsors: Associated Radiologists LLP, Delta Hotels by Marriott Bessborough, Handy Special Events, Novatex, S.O. Asher Consultants LLP, and The StarPhoenix; Platinum Sponsors: Concentra, Klassique Designs, The Plumb Shoppe, Saskatoon Fastprint, Schaan Home Healthcare, and Suncoast Enclosures.

The Royal University Hospital Foundation has been saving lives and impacting health care in Saskatchewan for 35 years. Since 1983, RUH Foundation has raised and invested, through the generosity of donors, over $140 million for innovative research, education and patient care at Royal University Hospital.

If you weren’t able to journey to Middle Earth with us, visit to view photos from the evening.

To learn more about how your support can save lives, visit


For more information, contact:
Arla Gustafson, CEO
Royal University Hospital Foundation
306-655-1050 |

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