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Royal Canadian Legion #10 Continues Support

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Thank you to Royal Canadian Legion Branch #10 Nanaimo for their generous $5,000 donation! The funds were raised through their annual poppy campaign and will support the new ICU at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. To date, they have donated close to $25,000 for healthcare in our community!
photo: Janice Perrino, CEO, Hospital Foundation with Laurette Jardine, Gaming and Distribution Chair, and Len Handley, Poppy Chairman

Woodgrove Donates Gift Cards

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Thank you to Woodgrove Centre for their generous donation of $5,000 worth of gift cards! The gift cards will be used to raise funds for medical equipment and patient comfort items.

“We have a commitment to investing in our community by supporting local initiatives, specifically those that focus on education and well-being of young people, health and safety, the environment, and social welfare. The Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation covers many of those highlighted areas. Everyone in our community is affected by their work in some way, whether it’s from personal need at NRGH or seeing a friend or family member receive medical care. They’re working hard to raise the necessary funds to ensure that our community has access to proper care we all need.” Heather Fisk, Marketing Manager, Woodgrove Centre

Photo: Heather Fisk, Woodgrove (centre) with Janice Krall (left) and Rebecca Taylor, Hospital Foundation

Employees Continue Successful Fundraiser

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Thank you Vancouver Island Mack and Island Aggregates for their generous $3,820 donation! Staff raised $1,910 through their annual Christmas staff party and other activities and the company matched the funds raised. To date, they have donated over $13,000!

Part of the funds raised are through a staff draw. For a number of years, Island Aggregates employee Raymond Williams has made beautiful handmade items in wood for the draw.

“I enjoy creating with wood, so I am happy to make items that can be raffled at the company Christmas party. I made a project for one of my first Christmas parties with Vancouver Island Mack and Island Aggregates, and it was very well received. The company donated the money raised, and then some, to the Nanaimo Hospital [towards the children wards].

People began asking what I was making for next year, so I continued the tradition. I do not care for TV. I mill my own wood, and I enjoy working in my shop. I have made cedar chests, toy boxes, chairs, deacon benches, and park benches. The park bench proved extremely popular this year, we over exceeded in ticket sales which Richard Mayer and family matched. I do not know what I will make for this year’s party, but I will think of something, and it will raise even more money for a great cause. ” Raymond is in the below photo, second from the right

Santa Photos Popular Once Again!

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Thank you to Country Club Centre for their generous $4,621 donation! In 2017, Country Club Centre launched a Christmas campaign that put a new spin on the “Photo with Santa” that helps raise funds for local, not-for-profit organizations.

Ready Set Santa takes guests on a delightful journey through Santa’s Winter Garden, including photo opportunities with a 1930’s vintage sleigh, grazing reindeer and a six foot tall snowman complete with gently falling snow. Of course, children also spend some quality time with Santa along the way, discussing the important business of being a good person and Christmas list details. Guests took on the role of director and photographer for their family photos with their own photo devices, free of charge. Santa’s elves were also available on set to snap all your special moments on a DSLR camera and load them on to a keep sake USB for a charitable donation.

“Country Club Centre believes it is important to contribute and give back to our community. The Nanaimo Regional General Hospital affects everyone in the community at some point in their life and we think that is a very important reason to continue to support The Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation during our annual Christmas campaign. We are thrilled to know that our donation enables NDHF the ability to purchase critical medical equipment right here in Nanaimo. ” Gina Marwick, Marketing Director

Photo: Gina Marwick and Kyla Arnink, Country Club Centre, with Janice Krall, CDO, Hospital Foundation (in centre)

Variety Continues Support of Families in Need

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Thank you to the Variety – The Children’s Charity of BC for their recent commitment of $9,000 to support children and their families who must travel to Nanaimo to receive medical care at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. No family should ever face a financial burden so their child can get the medical care they need. Grants from Variety help lower income families cover travel costs so they can focus on supporting their child and not worrying about how to pay the bills.

The grants help cover the costs of accommodation, food, transportation and specialty items such as car seats for premature babies. Their generosity helps many families each year and, to date, Variety has donated over $750,000 to support better healthcare for children living in Central Vancouver Island! We are so very grateful.

Photo: Members of the Perinatal, NICU and Paediatric Departments at NRGH. Front row: Pat, Deborah, Shannon, Alix, Wendy & Colleen. Back row: Carolyn, Trina, Vanessa, Kathy, Alesha, Lizzy, Cassidy & Emily

More Dough from Cobs Bread’s Customers!

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Thank you to COBS Bread Pleasant Valley and all their customers who donated their spare change over the Christmas season! $212.85 was raised for the new surgical suite for the Endoscopy Department at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital!

Photo: Cobs Zara Gauthier and Rylee Ferguson

Theatre Performance a Fundraising Success

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Thank you to the Nanaimo Theatre Group for making the Hospital Foundation their charity of choice for their preview performance of Cinderella! Yesterday, a packed house enjoyed a brilliant performance of a modern twist on this classic tale. We are grateful to the organizers, actors, volunteers and all who bought tickets to raise $3,027 in support of the Hospital Foundation and Nanaimo Regional General Hospital! The funds will help build the new surgical suite for the Endoscopy Department at NRGH.

Photo: Wendy Karpuik, Actor; Sheila Coultish, Executive Producer; Vera Kahan, Producer; Nikita Towe, Co-Director; Natasha Ballantyne, Co-Director

Dragon Boat Festival Donates Again

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Thank you to the Save On Foods Nanaimo Dragon Boat Festival for their generous $10,000 donation! The funds will go towards our campaign to build a new surgical suite for the Endoscopy Department at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. To date, they have donated over $525,000 to the Hospital Foundation. Incredible!

Photo: Janice Perrino, CEO, Hospital Foundation & Heiko Behn, Dragon Boat Festival

Photos with Santa at Country Club Centre!

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Photos with Santa is back! Until December 23rd, Santa’s Winter Garden at Country Club Centre provides a free, festive background where you are the director and photographer for your holiday photos! They also have a DSLR camera on-site for guests who would prefer Santa’s assistant to take multiple photos for them for a suggested $10 donation. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation. Visit for all the details.

Coin Drive at Woodgrove Centre until Boxing Day

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Coin Drive for Charity on now until December 26th in support of paediatric care at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital! Take your spare change to Woodgrove Centre and all funds collected will be donated to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation and used towards medical equipment and patient comfort items to help care for the hospital’s littlest of patients. Visit for all their holiday activities.