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August 2017

The Sew Wats Give for the Children

By March 8, 2022

Photo, from left to right: Sew Wat members Peggie Sonnefeld, Hope Jordan, Carol Denike, Lynn Morrisey, Alice Akins and the Foundation’s Sue Ryan

The Sew Wats came in to the Foundation office recently to donate eleven beautiful blankets for children treated at the Vancouver Island Suspected Child Abuse Network (VISCAN). The blankets are used to help comfort children during treatment and assessment. When this thoughtful group of women heard about the need for the blankets they immediately began sewing for the cause. For 30 years the Sew Wats have met every Wednesday afternoon for tea and sewing. The Foundation is very grateful for your care and compassion for the most vulnerable of our community.

Wheel-O-Rama supports NRGH

By March 8, 2022

Photo left to right: Allen Felker and Foundation CEO Janice Perrino.

Wheel-O-Rama organizer Allen Felker came in to donate the proceeds from this one of a kind fundraiser he organized in mid-July. Felker’s vision was to host an all wheeled show in an effort to include ‘anything on wheels’. He had been attending various car shows on the Island and thought it would be a great idea to ‘throw the doors open’ and see what would happen. Felker also wanted to give back to the community he lives and works in and so he chose to give proceeds to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation to support our Hospital.

“This was a great family friendly event and we really appreciate all the hard work that Allen and his volunteers put in to support our Hospital,” said Janice Perrino, Foundation CEO.
Felker is already working on Wheel-O-Rama 2018; watch his website for updates

Birdies for Health Gives for the Heart

By March 8, 2022

Photo from Left to Right: Shirin Anjarwalla and Foundation CEO Janice Perrino.

Shirin Anjarwalla has been busy all summer long raising funds and awareness for her Birdies for Health fundraiser that she initiated on her own to give back to her community.

Eight years ago Shirin witnessed her Dad’s recovery from a heart attack and the exceptional care he received from Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) so she made a decision that this year she wanted to raise money for heart health to honour her Dad.

Shirin raised $385.00 to help purchase Hearth Health equipment at NRGH and has pledged to raise money again next year. “We really appreciate what Shirin has done for this community she is just such an inspiration and we are thrilled that she wants to do this again next year,” said Janice Perrino, the Foundation’s CEO.

Golf for Life Gets Lead Sponsor

By March 8, 2022

Don Tamelin Vice President & General Manager of Coastal Community Private Wealth Group

The Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation is proud to announce that Coastal Community Private Wealth Group will be the lead sponsor for the 24th annual Golf for Life Charity Classic to be held Friday, September 8, 2017 at Fairwinds Golf Course. This will mark the first time in over 10 years that this signature event has had the benefit of lead sponsorship.
Janice Perrino, Chief Executive Officer of the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, states “Golf for Life’s ongoing success is due to the tremendous support we receive from our sponsors, and we are confident that this year’s tournament will be one of the best and we will raise even more funds for the hospital.”

Being part of a collective effort to raise money to purchase medical equipment for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital was a key motivator for Coastal Community Private Wealth Group to get involved.  “We know that local healthcare deeply affects individuals and families including our associates, our clients, and many more throughout our communities. This is why we are proud to join this effort,” says Don Tamelin Vice President & General Manager of Coastal Community Private Wealth Group, “together we are committed to making a difference and supporting the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation raise funds for NRGH.”

The Coastal Community Private Wealth Group is a division of Coastal Community Financial Management Inc., which is a wholly-owned wealth management subsidiary of Coastal Community Credit Union. With this relationship, Coastal Community Private Wealth Group is Canada’s first integrated private wealth service offered in co-operation with a credit union.

The Golf for Life Charity Classic is in its 24th year and has raised over a Million dollars over the years to purchase medical equipment at NRGH. Participants and volunteers are encouraged to sign up early. To find our more how you can join or sponsor Golf for Life please check out the Foundation’s web site, or call 250-755-7690.