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Dr. Michelle Bailes Fund

The Portage District General Hospital Foundation is honored to have a fund to recognize the late Dr. Michelle Bailes and her contributions to our community. Dr. Bailes was a highly respected member of the Portage medical community and a proud supporter of the PDGH Foundation. She regularly attended the annual Portage District General Hospital Foundation Gala and was very generous in purchasing auction items. Michelle was highly respected by staff and was a strong advocate for her patients. 

Michelle approached life with an extraordinary enthusiasm. She was passionate about traveling the world visiting friends, exploring new places and especially scuba diving in the South Pacific. She loved music, skiing, cooking and entertaining friends and family at her condo in Portage. A vibrant, vivacious, and loving person, Michelle lived life to its fullest and completely embraced time spent with those she loved. 

By donating to the Dr. Michelle Bailes Fund, you are both honoring Dr. Bailes and contributing to the work we undertake through the Portage District General Hospital Foundation. Here is how your tax-deductible donation will be used:

  • The Dr. Michelle Bailes Fund will give out an annual bursary for a Portage District General Hospital staff or staff family member to participate in furthering their education in the healthcare field.  
  • The Dr. Michelle Bailes Fund will assist equipment purchases and support projects within the Portage District General Hospital.
  • The Portage Clinic will make an annual donation to the Dr. Michelle Bailes fund to provide two $1500 bursaries for graduating high school students, one in Portage la Prairie and one in the surrounding area, to further their education in science. 
  • An auction prize will be dedicated each year at the PDGH Gala “In honor of Dr. Michelle Bailes” to recognize her contributions and to raise money for the Portage District General Hospital Foundation, which was near and dear to Dr. Bailes.  

If you would like to contribute to this fund, cheques can be made out to “Dr. Michelle Bailes Fund” and sent to the Portage District General Hospital Foundation.

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PHF MB Fund Winners


Amy Wiebe (left) – attended MacGregor Collegiate Institute. Attending the University of Manitoba in the field of sciences with a goal of applying to Medicine.

Desiree Green (center) – attending Assiniboine Community College for her LPN designation. Her goal is to achieve her Bachelor of Nursing and continuing working at the Portage District General Hospital. In grade 11 Desiree had the opportunity to shadow Dr. Bailes. Through Dr. Bailes passion for being a doctor and the compassion and dedication she showed her patients, Desiree was inspired to enter the medical field and help others.

Paige Shwaluk (right) – attended Portage Collegiate Institute. Entered the Associate of Science Degree Program at Southwestern Community College with a goal of Dentistry.