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August 2020

Newman’s Own Foundation

By Thank You!

Thank you to Newman’s Own Foundation for their gift of $6,474 towards state-of-the-art medical equipment for the new Intensive Care Unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). Their generous support exceeds over $100,000 to date and has funded numerous pieces of equipment for NRGH as well as Oceanside Health Centre in Parksville and Eagle Park Health Care Facility in Qualicum Beach.

With the support of organizations such as Newman’s Own Foundation, we are able to help broaden healthcare services, reduce wait times, and provide our incredible medical teams with the equipment and resources they need to continue providing excellent care for central Vancouver Island residents.

Paul Newman started Newman’s Own in 1982 with his personal-recipe salad dressing, which he bottled and sold, and then he gave away 100% of the profits to charity. To date, more than $550 million has been donated to charitable organizations all over the world—all from the profits of Newman’s Own food products. In fact, Paul Newman said, “From salad dressing, all blessings flow.”

Changes Coming to NRGH Lobby

By News

The Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation is proud to announce there will be a brand new Code Brew café as part of the lobby renovations at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). The new café will provide patients, visitors and staff with a wider selection of food and beverage options in an open, modern space.

The Tree of Life donor wall, which is located in the lobby, is being retired after 30 years due to the renovations and to meet hospital health and safety guidelines. A new donor recognition wall was installed in the NRGH lobby last year to replace the Tree of Life. The new donor wall celebrates donors who give $1,000 or more annually and are recognized for 10 years.

“We are grateful for the support we receive from our donors,” said Janice Perrino, CEO of the Hospital Foundation. “Their generosity helps the Hospital Foundation fund essential medical equipment and the donor recognition wall is just one of the ways we thank them.”

The Hospital Foundation is saving all donor plaques from the Tree of Life. Donors are welcome to take them home and can contact the Hospital Foundation at or 250-755-7690 to arrange.

RBC Supports ICU

By Thank You!

Thank you to RBC Wealth Management for their generous $5,000 donation towards the new ICU at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital! A long-time supporter of the Hospital Foundation and our local hospital, we are very grateful for their commitment to healthcare in our community.

Photo: Louise Gordon, Branch Administrator and Blake Simpson, Vice-President & Branch Manager, Central & North Vancouver Island, RBC Wealth Management, and Janice Perrino, CEO, Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation

Golf September 1 – 30

By News

The 27th Annual Golf for Life, presented by Coastal Community Private Wealth Group, will run for the entire month of September. The new format means even more people can enjoy playing this beautiful course on a day of their choice between September 1 and 30 with friends, family and colleagues while still experiencing the excitement of tournament play. There will be leaderboard tracking, draw and results-based prizes and more!

Fairwinds Golf Club has always been our host course and we are delighted to be partnering with them once again. Their generous support has helped ensure the longevity and success of our event in addition to providing a spectacular course for players. Plus they will be matching donations up to $10,000!

Funds raised through Golf for Life will support the new ICU at NRGH. Click here to learn more about the new ICU and our campaign to raise $5 million for all the medical equipment. Thank you for your support!

Golf for Life is $150 per golfer* and includes:

  • 1 round of golf at Fairwinds Golf Club
  • Golf Cart
  • One Mulligan
  • One bucket of balls to warm up with at the driving range
  • Sleeve of golf balls
  • Discounts from Fairwinds Golf Club
  • Entry into weekly prize draws
  • Eligibility for top and most honest golfer prizes
  • Charitable Tax receipt for $50

*Juniors (16 years of age and under) and Fairwinds Golf Club Members are $75 per person. Please call the Fairwinds Golf Shop at 250-468-7666 for Junior and Members tickets.

Register by Monday, August 17th and be entered to win two, one-way tickets with Harbour Air!