The Gazebo at Manoir Ronald McDonald House has always represented a peaceful sanctuary and contemplative refuge for families dealing with their children’s challenging illnesses. So, when it began to show its age and wear, we at Lagois (a long-time Ronald McDonald House supporter) offered to rebuild the much-loved gathering spot.

We had a tight time frame to work with, so we rallied our friends and partners and they responded just as we expected they would – with immense enthusiasm and generosity. Here are just a couple of the kind words our sponsors had to say:

“I was most happy to help provide a better, more comfortable place for people who have a need for the facility – to go and have some peaceful quiet time.” – Marc, AM Sharp Framing Ltd.

“I have always helped Lagois out with any project. Herb is a small-town businessman who is a big-hearted promoter, so if he can help, so can I.”– Greg, G.W. Roofing

We want to thank each of our sponsors for the vital role they each played in reviving this special structure and its surrounding environs. They are as follows:


King Drywall (Dave King)

– Donated drywall and labour

Cut Rite Construction (Hubert Hutt)

– Supplied and installed prefinished metal railings

Expert Home Interiors (John DeHaas)

– Supplied and installed aluminum soffit and fascia

G.W. Roofing (Greg Williams)

– Installed metal rodding

Floral Design Landscaping (Hemke VanGerwin)

– Repaired pond adjacent to Gazebo

Ottawa Pro Landscape (Dan Poirier)

– Expanded existing parking with interlock paving, and repaired walkways and steps

AM Sharp Framing Ltd. (Marc Lallier)

– Assisted with demolition, relevelling of the foundation and framing of the new structure

Al Frappier

– Repaired front entry of office by recladding the door with prefinished metal, installing a new window and repairing cement fibre at the rear of the addition


Perkins Lumber (Mark Perkins)

– Long-time supporter of Ronald McDonald House, Perkins Lumber supplied building materials for the Gazebo

Ottawa Fastener Supply (Kevin)

– Supplied the specialized fasteners for the Gazebo

Waste Connections of Canada (Bob Graham)

– Provided containers for waste removal from the project site

TRUEdotDESIGN (Shelley True)

– Provided design and layout of signage

Hawley Signs (Eleanor Hawley)

– Provided print production of signage



– Provided prefinished decking

Quintan Products (Wes Quintan)

– Fabricated the metal support posts

Ottawa Powder Coating (Kent Schroeder)

– Powder coated the metal posts

Panoramic Enterprises (Jeff Kuiack)

– Provided metal rodding

Great things happen when a community comes together – especially when it’s in the name of a cause like Ronald McDonald House. The camaraderie and spirit of giving back were out in full force on the job site. It’s our sincere hope that the families who use this space moving forward will benefit greatly from its peace and tranquillity.

And again, thank you so much to everyone listed above who played a part in making the new Gazebo a reality!