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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

Holiday Care Packages

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Thank you to Karen Langer for donating these lovely handmade stockings and care packages for children and their families that will be in the hospital over the holiday and a gift pack for the nurses! Also thank you to Starbucks for their generous contribution to these care packages! Photo: Sandra Hirota, Pediatrics, NRGH

Front Page News

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The whole community is celebrating the Windsor Plywood Foundations incredible $1 million dollar donation towards the new ICU at NRGH!

Check out the December 2, 2020 e-Edition at

Photo: Janice Perrino, CEO at Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation

Hub International Supports Light the Trees

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Thank you Hub International Nanaimo for your support of Light the Trees. Visit one of the Hub International Nanaimo locations to pick up a Light the Trees brochure today!

Photo: Tanacia Campbell, Branch Manager at Hub International and the Amazing North Nanaimo Town Centre Team

Windsor Plywood Foundation Donates $1 Million Dollars for the New ICU at NRGH!

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The Windsor Plywood Foundation has kicked off the 5th Annual Light the Trees with an incredible donation of $1 million dollars towards the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital’s new ICU.

Windsor Plywood Foundation has a long history of giving back to the communities they live and do business in. Just like their website reads “Here to Help since 1969”. With over 60 locations across Western and Central Canada and the Northwestern Unites States Windsor Plywood helps make our communities better. As true leaders, they have supported Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for over a decade, improving healthcare on our Island.

NRGH’s current ICU is one of the oldest in BC. In 2013, an external review said despite the challenges in an outdated facility, NRGH’s ICU ranks near the top nationally for positive patient health outcomes. The Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation is proud to be raising $5 million towards all the state of the art medical equipment in the new ICU.

The new ICU will be located between the existing Emergency Department and the Perinatal/Renal building on the NRGH site. Construction is expected to get underway in early 2021.

“The Windsor Plywood Foundation is delighted to make this contribution to the new ICU at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. The people of Nanaimo and its surrounding regions have been a large part of Windsor’s success over the last 50 years and we are fortunate to be in a position to give back to these communities. We have seen firsthand how Central and North Island has grown, and how the need for a new and updated ICU has become increasingly critical. We look forward to this fantastic new addition to the residents of Central Island.” Says Cathy Brown, Executive Director, Windsor Plywood Foundation

“This is an extraordinary gift for the Hospital Foundation, taking us to $3 million towards the $5 million goal. We still have a lot to fundraise, but the Windsor Plywood Foundation took us over the half way mark and we know our communities will take us the rest of the way. The Windsor Plywood Foundation understands that nothing is more important than the health of our residents. We can’t thank them enough for their leadership with this inspirational donation.” Janice Perrino, CEO, Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation

For more information on the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation or to Light a Tree by making a donation towards the ICU campaign please visit

The Wenner Group

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Thank you to the Wenner Group for your continued sponsorship of our 5th Annual Light the Trees! Throughout December, community donations in support of our Hospital, help light up the trees at the entrance of NRGH!

Photo: Caleb McCaw and David Fenn, Electricians with the Wenner Group