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Tim Hortons Smile Cookies Support Women’s & Children’s Health at VJH
Nov

10

2016

Tim Hortons Smile Cookies Support Women’s & Children’s Health at VJH

In September, the Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign raised $33,866 in cookies sales and a matching donation from owners Dan and Jamie Currie.  Funds will purchase physiological monitors for the Women’s & Children’s Health Department at VJH.  Many thanks to everyone who took part in this annual campaign.  To date, local Tim Hortons have donated $289,480 to VJH Foundation through the Smile Cookie campaign.

CIBC Wood Gundy Miracle Day Helps Local Youth
Nov

1

2016

CIBC Wood Gundy Miracle Day Helps Local Youth

A big thank you to the team at CIBC Wood Gundy for their $1,000 donation from CIBC Miracle Day. Local Investment Advisors and Capital Markets team members donated their fees and commissions to support the Child & Youth Mental Health & Substance Use Initiative in the North Okanagan.

ACT/UCT Supports Senior Patient Comfort at VJH
Oct

7

2016

ACT/UCT Supports Senior Patient Comfort at VJH

Thank you to Dick Melrose (centre) and Dave Roseberry (right) from the ACT/UCT Kelowna West Council #1003 for the generous donation of $1,000. Funds will support patient comfort for seniors on 3N at VJH. Kevin Arbuckle (left) from VJH Foundation accepted the cheque on behalf of the Foundation Board.

VJH Foundation Gives $1,648,623 to Improve Health Care
Sep

29

2016

VJH Foundation Gives $1,648,623 to Improve Health Care

Last year, Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation granted more than $1,600,000 to health care needs in the North Okanagan including $1,250,611 to Tower of Care Phase II; $112,003 to the Lions Vision Centre in Armstrong; $78,988 to Women’s & Children’s Health Services; $57,631 to residential care in Vernon, Armstrong, Enderby & Lumby, and $54,923 to the Emergency Department. Funds were designated to furnish the 6th and…

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VJH Foundation Elects New Board for 2016-17
Sep

28

2016

VJH Foundation Elects New Board for 2016-17

Following the election of new officers at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday, September 13th at Nixon Wenger, the Foundation is pleased to announce the Board of Directors for 2016-2017. President: Elise Allan Vice-President: Richard Finn Treasurer: Greg Hamilton Directors: Kevin Arbuckle Marg Bailey Sandra Borden Dr. Michael Concannon Richard Harding Joanne Kineshanko Gloria Morgan Paul Morgan (not related) Greg…

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Dragon Boat Festival Coming Soon
Jul

13

2016

Dragon Boat Festival Coming Soon

The 6th annual Prospera Vernon Dragon Boat Festival and Pledge Drive takes place Saturday August 13, 2016 at Kalamalka Lake.  The event brings paddlers from across the province for a great day filled with exciting racing, fund raising, fabulous race souvenirs and the 3rd Annual Water Ski Challenge!  Registration deadline is August 1st. The Beachside Market will be open from 9 am to 3 pm, featuring local businesses, community…

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Scotiabank Finishes Polson Tower Pledge
Jul

13

2016

Scotiabank Finishes Polson Tower Pledge

Scotiabank made its final installment of a $25,000 pledge to VJHF in support of medical equipment purchases for Polson Tower at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Gladys Fraser, Village Green Branch Manager and Scot McNair, Vernon Main Branch Manager presented the cheque to VJH Foundation Treasurer, Greg Hamilton (pictured centre in photo). The Foundation is grateful for Scotiabank’s generosity in making health care better in our community.  

BX Elementary Students Raise Funds for VJH
Jul

13

2016

BX Elementary Students Raise Funds for VJH

Thank you to Cali and her friends from BX Elementary for their $12 donation to VJH Foundation! The girls made rainbow loom bracelets and sold them at the school to raise funds for the Women’s & Children’s Department at VJH! Cali said she was inspired by fundraising for the Terry Fox Run and thought it would be a nice thing to raise money for kids at…

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Ultrasound for Mammography Unit at VJH
Jun

24

2016

Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Funding Urgently Needed Equipment

At their May board meeting, the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation approved the 2016-17 list for most urgently needed medical equipment at Vernon Jubilee Hospital and residential care facilities in the North Okanagan. The 33 pieces of equipment totalling $480,816 will assist residential care in Armstrong and Enderby, the Operating Room, Women’s & Children’s Health, Respiratory Services at VJH and community based palliative care patients throughout…

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Do it For Dad Raises Nearly $20,000 to Fight Prostate Cancer
Jun

23

2016

Do it For Dad Raises Nearly $20,000 to Fight Prostate Cancer

The 17th Annual Do It For Dad Run & Walk presented by Interior Savings on June 19th was a great success raising $19,359 for prostate cancer treatment and awareness in the North Okanagan. Event organizers, Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation and the Vernon Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group would like to thank all of the sponsors, volunteers and participants who helped increase awareness of prostate…

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Second Chances – A Story of Hope and Survival
Jun

15

2016

Second Chances – A Story of Hope and Survival

One in eight Canadian men is expected to develop prostate cancer during his lifetime. Vernon resident Roy Gavelin acknowledges the statistics sound pretty scary, but wants people to know that a cancer diagnosis is not an automatic death sentence. Eleven years after being diagnosed with prostate cancer, the 67-year-old retired ranch worker and firefighter has a message of hope. “I really sympathize with others going…

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