Volunteer extraordinaire: Foster Finell Celebrating 20 years

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

Foster Finell well knows the challenge and the drive to regain mobility. Always active, Foster is a farmer from Ponteix, Saskatchewan and an avid golfer. In December 1995 he was seriously injured in a head-on collision. The accident left him with a displaced hip that ultimately required replacement seven months later.

He credits his full recovery to a positive attitude and dedication to exercise therapy. “It was a full year from the date of my accident – almost to the day – before I was back to work full-time. It’s hard work.”

To celebrate his return to mobility and to say thanks for the orthopaedic care he received, Foster held a fundraising golf tournament in his home town, inviting friends and family to enjoy some golf, supper and time together, all for a good cause. Twenty years later, Foster’s annual golf tournament is still going strong, and he’s raised approximately $28,000 for bone and joint health.

The COF was pleased to honour Foster at this year’s Saskatoon Hip Hip Hooray! and presented him with a plaque in recognition of his contribution.

Thank you, Foster, for 20 years of volunteering for and supporting the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation.