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December 2020

Coastland Wood Industries Ltd.

By Thank You!

Thank you Coastland Wood employees for their recent gift of $4,798 towards the new ICU at NRGH! This donation is part of Coastland Wood’s employee matching campaign, with every dollar generously matched by the Shields Foundation. To date they have collectively donated an incredible $140,000 in support of our hospital. If your organization is interested in learning more about doing your own employee matching campaign please contact Amber White, Manager, Annual Giving at: or 250-739-5764

Code Brew Café

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The new Code Brew Café as part of the lobby renovations at NRGH is now open! The new café will provide patients, visitors and staff with a wider selection of food and beverage options in an open, modern space.

Thank you to everyone involved in making this dream a reality!

Photo: Clinton King, Code Brew Manager, Derek Baril, Site Superintendent, CGI Constructors, Marci Ekland, Site Director NRGH and Janice Perrino, CEO, Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation

Code Brew Grand Re-Opening Dedication

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The Code Brew Grand Re-Opening is dedicated to Brenda Rositano 1964-2019.

Brenda came to work for the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation on June 12, 2000. In her role as the first Manager of our new cafe, Brenda opened up Code Brew and set it up for great success.

Brenda’s exceptional work expanded into fundraising for the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation in 2004 and she stayed with us until 2019.

Best known for managing the Lotto for Life, Golf, Run and Ride for Life, Brenda raised millions of dollars for medical equipment at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Famous for her bright smile and infectious laugh, Brenda Rositano was a beloved friend to all her work colleagues.

The Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation would like to sincerely thank the Rositano family for sharing Brenda with all of us. Our community is a better place because of her!


By Thank You!

The Liquor Distribution Branch’s annual Share-a-Bear program has been in operation since 1989. This year we would like to thank the Port Place Liquor Store for donating 78 teddy bears to our hospitals littlest patients! These bears bring so much joy when it’s needed the most!

Photo: Amber White, Manager, Annual Giving, Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation and Michele Foss, Assistant Manager, Port Place Liquor Store

Code Brew

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The CODE BREW Kiosk at NRGH will be closed December 12th & 13th to facilitate the opening of the new café. The new CODE BREW Café will be opening on Monday December 14th at 7:00am. Thank you for your support!

Amazing Donation!

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Thank you to Kulwant Kaur & Narinder Parmar for their amazing donation of $2,000! They collect bottles and cans every year to donate to a local charity. This year they decided to donate the proceeds to the new ICU at NRGH! What a great way to give back to our community!

Cardiac Project

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The cardiac project is complete! We will now be able to deliver approximately 95% of pre and post-surgical and procedural cardiac care in our community, increase exams to an estimated 3,000 per year, and reduce wait times by as much as 50%. This project will have a significant impact for thousands in Nanaimo and Oceanside who require cardiac care. We are honored to work with our generous donors and NRGH to make it a reality.

Western Coast Insurance Fundraising

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Thank you to Western Coast Insurance for their fundraising efforts from both the Aulds Road and Port Place branches, totaling $485.37, going towards the NICU and ICU at NRGH. Their mission is to have a positive impact on the people and pride within the communities where Western Coast Insurance employees live and work. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has raised more than $3.6 million dollars to support communities through our four core programs.

Photo: Janice Perrino, CEO, Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation and Jen Reinhard, Branch Manager, Western Coast Insurance, Aulds Road