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January 2017

Long & McQuade Bring Music To Our Ears!

By March 8, 2022


Janice Perrino accepts a $9,300 donation from Nanaimo store Manager Jason Friesen


From November 1st to December 31st in-store donations are collected from Long and McQuade stores across the country and delivered to local hospitals.

Since 2013 the Victoria and Nanaimo Long & McQuade stores have directed their funds to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation for Music Therapy at NRGH.

This year Nanaimo store manager Jason Friesen presented Janice Perrino with a cheque for an unprecedented $9,300, bringing their total donations from this program to over $20,000.

Now that’s music to our ears!

TV for Good

By March 8, 2022

(Left to right) Janice Perrino, Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation CEO, Chris Smith, Telus Manager of Field Services, and Heather Stefaniw, Telus Admin Assistant

With the support of their customers, TELUS recently donated $20,800 to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation for their recent Christmas Campaign ‘Light the Trees”.
For the month of November 2016, TELUS ran their ‘TV for Good” Campaign where they donated $25 for every new Nanaimo customer signing up for Optik TV. The donation will fund urgently needed equipment at NRGH including the new CT scanner.

“Telus and giving back go hand in hand. It is obvious that they care about those in our community and are passionate about improving lives and supporting healthcare on Central Vancouver Island”, Said Janice Perrino, CEO of the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation.

TELUS is a strong supporter of British Columbia communities. Since 2000, TELUS, their team members, and retirees have contributed more than $10M and 3.76M volunteer hours to charitable organizations in BC. For more information, or to order TELUS TV, visit or call 310-MYTV (6988).

Local Firefighters Help in Battle Against Breast Cancer

By March 8, 2022

Fire Chief Percy Tipping (far left) with fellow fire-fighters Steve Fultz, Steve Dives, Gordon Baker & Scott Kimler.

A big thank you to the North Cedar Fire Department who raised $1,000 to go towards the purchase of the Digital Mammography Machine at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Funds were raised from the sale of t-shirts showing their support for women’s health.