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March 8, 202295

Janice Krall Appointed to Greater Nanaimo Chamber Board

By March 8, 2022
The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce welcomed Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation Chief Development Offer Janice Krall to their Board of Directors on May 3.
From the announcement:
“We’d like to give a big Nanaimo Chamber welcome to one of our newest Board Member’s, Janice Krall! Janice is currently the Chief Development Officer for the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her seat on our Board. She has served on several diverse boards and community round tables and is known to be very passionate about her community! We are so fortunate to have Janice serving on our Board!”
Congratulations, Janice! We’re looking forward to the great things you’re going to do for our community.

In Loving Memory: David Alan Dollman 04/28/55-08/07/21

By March 8, 2022, Memorial Tributes

David Dollman tragically lost his battle with alcoholism on August 7, 2021 at the age of 66. We had the opportunity to connect with his daughter, Adreanna, to find out a little more about this dynamic and intelligent man.

“More important than how he died, I think, was how he lived. Dave was the only dad I have ever known since I was a year old, and I have always appreciated that he accepted me as his daughter when he met mom in 1978. My dad and I were movie buddies, fishing partners, and proud organic gardeners before it was cool. He enjoyed teaching me anything new he’d learned. He collected a lot of unique trees and I learned a lot about lumber. It was also very neat that he had a navy Daytona blue 1964 Corvette stingray since dating my mother and kept it throughout the decades, even in the face of financial pressures. It was a very unique car and always a part of my life. I think his dad Walter, aka ‘Speed’, would have been proud.

Our favourite decade was the 80s. We lived in a little oceanfront cabin on the old highway in Qualicum Beach, which is still there to this day. Together, we grew many gardens, preserved many crops, blasted music, and watched sunsets together. Many family visits and fun times were had.”

Dave spent 30 years working at the Western Forest Products mill, commuting for over an hour each way, working long shifts with damaging shift work for over 30 years.

Dave’s older sister Barb passed away 20 years ago, and his mom, Elbie passed in 2006. Dave is survived by Adreanna, her mother Maureen, his older brother Barry, a niece and a nephew, and a large extended family.

“Always cheeky with a teasing comment and a ready grin, I am, always have been, and always will be proud to call you Dad,” says Adreanna.

In memory of her father, Adreanna is asking her community to consider giving to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation in support of mental health and substance use programs at the NRGH and in the community.


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.

Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce

By March 8, 2022

Insightful and interesting keynote today by Dr. Ben Williams, Executive Lead for Strategy and Engagement for Island Health was the keynote speaker at the monthly Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce luncheon in May.  

Dr. Williams spoke about the health care system pressures resulting from Vancouver Island demographics and the strategic direction and key priorities for Island Health.

Uplands Park Elementary Thinks Globaly

By March 8, 2022

When tragedy struck Humboldt, Uplands Park Elementary decided they could not just sit back. This was an opportunity to think “Globally” but act “locally”. The staff and students decided to do a cupcake sale with all proceeds going to the Nanaimo Pediatric Unit in honor of the 16 lives lost, as well as to honor all the support and care the hospital gives to local families. Thank you to the students and all involved who raised $434.