Strongly rooted in his community, Ron Antalek is known for his enormous generosity and genuine compassion. Volunteer, philanthropist, hospital board vice-chair and initiator of many acts of kindness, Ron is an example to all citizens. His major donation to Ridge Meadows Hospital and willingness to have the funding directed to mental health…an area of great need…was an inspired gift. The resulting expanded Psychiatric Unit has reduced the pressure on the emergency department and allowed the timely treatment of mental health patients. His gift was also a visible incentive to other potential donors. Ron is one of those rare individuals whose big heart, positive spirit and enthusiasm touch his entire community.