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Amber White

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

By News

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

By News

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

By News

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!