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January 2020

Variety Continues Support of Families in Need

By Thank You!

Thank you to the Variety – The Children’s Charity of BC for their recent commitment of $9,000 to support children and their families who must travel to Nanaimo to receive medical care at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. No family should ever face a financial burden so their child can get the medical care they need. Grants from Variety help lower income families cover travel costs so they can focus on supporting their child and not worrying about how to pay the bills.

The grants help cover the costs of accommodation, food, transportation and specialty items such as car seats for premature babies. Their generosity helps many families each year and, to date, Variety has donated over $750,000 to support better healthcare for children living in Central Vancouver Island! We are so very grateful.

Photo: Members of the Perinatal, NICU and Paediatric Departments at NRGH. Front row: Pat, Deborah, Shannon, Alix, Wendy & Colleen. Back row: Carolyn, Trina, Vanessa, Kathy, Alesha, Lizzy, Cassidy & Emily

Cardiac Project Update

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Renovating and re-purposing existing hospital spaces is a very complex process involving numerous internal departments and services. Extensive planning and coordination is critical to ensure there is minimal impact on patients and staff. The renovation of the Cardiac Department at NRGH, a Hospital Foundation funded project, is a prime example in progress. As the cardiac department has to continue to operate within the existing space, renovations must occur in a specific sequence and only in a few areas at a time. Here is a sneak peak at the work underway by the hospital’s skilled Facilities Maintenance and Operations team. Thank you to all who donated to make this vital project a reality! More updates will be shared over the coming months.

SHINE Nanaimo 2020 Tickets Now On Sale!

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Volume Studio Productions is bringing together an all star cast of local musicians, dancers, performers, and more….. supported by Nanaimo’s top hair stylists, makeup artists, and clothing outlets, to the Vancouver Island Conference Center on April 11, 2020!

In the spirit of the “Life in the Day of”, SHINE NANAIMO will take guests on a theatrical extravaganza of music, dance and fashion, to raise funds and awareness for the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation in support of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. This creative initiative will provide a platform for Nanaimo’s artistic community to express themselves on their own terms all in the spirit of giving back.

For event details and a link to purchase tickets, please visit:

Rotary Club of Nanaimo Supports New Surgical Suite

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Thank you to the Rotary Club of Nanaimo for their generous $5,000 donation! The funds will go towards the new surgical suite for the Endoscopy Department at NRGH. Once complete, wait times will be reduced for procedures such as colonoscopies, used to diagnose serious illnesses including colon cancer.

Photo: Janeane Coutu, President, Rotary Club of Nanaimo and Janice Perrino, CEO, Hospital Foundation

More Dough from Cobs Bread’s Customers!

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Thank you to COBS Bread Pleasant Valley and all their customers who donated their spare change over the Christmas season! $212.85 was raised for the new surgical suite for the Endoscopy Department at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital!

Photo: Cobs Zara Gauthier and Rylee Ferguson

Make a Wish Coin Drop

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Thank you to Woodgrove Centre and to all who donated to the Make a Wish coin drop! A total of $583.80 was raised for the Paediatric Department at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. These funds will help the Paediatric team provide even better care for our youngest of patients.

Soccer Club Does More Than Play

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Thank you to the Nanaimo City Soccer Club for their generous donation! The club members raised $859 as well as collected stuffed toys and books for the Paediatric Department at NRGH through their annual Boxing Day and New Year’s Day charity matches. The toys will be enjoyed by many and the funds will be used towards needed equipment. Thank you Emily, Maren and Dahlia for helping make the very special delivery!

Photo: Tara May, Hospital Foundation & AnnaRita Best, Soccer Club


By March 8, 2022

The Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation extends its condolences to the many who have been affected by the crash of the Ukraine International Airlines plane flying from Tehran to Kiev. Our deepest sympathies for those who lost family members, friends and colleagues in this tragedy whether here in B.C., across Canada or beyond. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.