WINNIPEG, Man. – Trucking mogul Paul Albrechtsen has donated $4 million for the creation of a new, state-of-the-art Alzheimer Centre of Excellence.
The Winnipeg Free Press reported that Albrechtsen, who owns Paul’s Hauling, made the sizeable donation to the Riverview Health Centre Foundation, which recently kicked off its $7.6-million capital campaign to build the 60-bed unit.
The new facility is designed to offer residents access to therapeutic and recreational support and meets a growing need to support those with dementia.
Albrechtsen’s contribution was announced during a gala last week. The truck owner has donated to Riverview in the past, as well as the St. Boniface Hospital and Reh-Fit Centre.
Albrechtsen was born in Denmark and moved to Canada in 1954, working as a mechanic prior to purchasing his first truck to haul oil and water for the drilling industry.