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Tower Tour for Major Campaign Donors
Dec

9

2015

Tower Tour for Major Campaign Donors

(pictured above – Kiwanis Club of Vernon donated $250,000 to the campaign, naming the 6th floor) Major donors to the Building a Tower of Care Campaign, Phase II, participated in an open house tour of the new 6th floor of Polson Tower Monday, December 7th. The new floors feature four semi-private and 22 single-bed rooms per floor. Patients will experience state-of-art equipment and design with…

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A Legacy of Caring
Nov

10

2015

A Legacy of Caring

Keith Kennedy was a generous, caring man, who spent his life in service of others. His friends remember him as an intelligent, well-read individual who loved nature and animals. Throughout his 93 years, Keith and his wife Jean sponsored 17 children through World Vision, as well as donated to the charity. During World War II, Keith joined the Canadian Armed Forces, serving in the Air…

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Tim Hortons Brings Smiles for Tower of Care
Nov

2

2015

Tim Hortons Brings Smiles for Tower of Care

Tim Hortons Smile Cookies campaign was a great success raising $32,106 in September from cookie sales and a matching donation from local owners Dan and Jamie Currie. Thank you to everyone who supported this campaign to raise funds for Tower of Care, Phase II.

The Call for Caring
Oct

15

2015

The Call for Caring

A $10,000 bequest from a retired Vernon Jubilee Hospital nurse will help boost the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s Tower of Care Campaign. It was 1956 when a nurse from Denmark answered the call to alleviate the nursing shortage taking place in Canada. Ammy Thestrup Nielsen first arrived in Medicine Hat where she worked as a registered nurse at Medicine Hat General Hospital for 10 years…

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Take a Sneak Peek at the New Top Floors in Polson Tower
Oct

8

2015

Take a Sneak Peek at the New Top Floors in Polson Tower

Due to the generosity of the North Okanagan community and beyond, the Building a Tower of Care Campaign, Phase II has been a great success, surpassing its goal of $2.5 million in less than two years. The Campaign was launched in November 2013, to raise funds to equip and furnish the top two floors of Polson Tower to alleviate capacity issues at VJH. Four semi-private…

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Kiwanis Leaves a Legacy for Tower of Care
Sep

28

2015

Kiwanis Leaves a Legacy for Tower of Care

VJH Foundation gives a great BIG thank you to Kiwanis Club of Vernon – Four Seasons for their $250,000 donation to Tower of Care.  In recognition of their generosity, the 6th Floor of Polson Tower will be named in their honour.

VJH Foundation Completes Tower of Care Campaign Early
Sep

24

2015

VJH Foundation Completes Tower of Care Campaign Early

On September 23, Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation hosted a celebration at VJH to announce the completion of the Building a Tower of Care Campaign, Phase II. “Due to the generosity of the North Okanagan community and beyond, Tower of Care, Phase II has been a great success, surpassing its goal of $2.5 million in less than two years,” said Elise Allan, VJH Foundation President. The…

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Nixon Wenger Donates to Tower of Care, Phase II
Sep

23

2015

Nixon Wenger Donates to Tower of Care, Phase II

Nixon Wenger has contributed $25,000 to the Building a Tower of Care Campaign to equip and furnish the top two floors of Polson Tower. Due to their generosity, Nixon Wenger will receive naming recognition for the Patient Lounge on 6th Floor. pictured left to right: Steve Brandner, Andrew Powell, Michael Yawney, Elise Allan (VJH Foundation president & Nixon Wenger partner), James Cotter, Wilf Mulder (VJH…

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Savour the Okanagan Helps Tower of Care Campaign
Aug

28

2015

Savour the Okanagan Helps Tower of Care Campaign

The 2nd Annual Savour the Okanagan raised $2,415 for Tower of Care, Phase 2! More than 100 guests and nearly 30 vendors filled the Prestige Ballroom to enjoy an evening of exquisite wine and beverages, and a delicious selection of hors d’oeuvres, canapés and desserts. Guests also enjoyed a silent auction and live music by Steve Todd! Proceeds of the event will benefit the VJH…

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JCI Vernon Raises Funds for Tower of Care
Jul

23

2015

JCI Vernon Raises Funds for Tower of Care

The JCI Annual Hospital Gala raised $22,920 to benefit phase II of the Tower of Care Campaign to equip and furnish the top two floors of Polson Tower.  The sold-out event, “A Night in Paris,” took place April 18th at the Best Western Vernon Lodge.

VJH Foundation Charity Classic Nets $1,000,000 in 6 Years
May

27

2015

VJH Foundation Charity Classic Nets $1,000,000 in 6 Years

Despite the rain and wind that forced the calling of the 6th Annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament sponsored by TELUS May 24 at Predator Ridge Resort, 132 golfers and the event sponsors made this year an overwhelming success. $242,100.00 net was raised for the completion of the top two floors at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Back in 2010 it was then Chairperson, Val Harrison’s dream to…

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Okanagan Landing Volunteer Firefighters Association Leaves Lasting Impact on Community
May

6

2015

Okanagan Landing Volunteer Firefighters Association Leaves Lasting Impact on Community

Although the Okanagan Landing Volunteer Firefighters Association has disbanded, their generosity and service to the community will have a lasting presence in the North Okanagan. The story of the Association began decades ago in the 1970s, when the Okanagan Landing area was without fire protection services. “Okanagan Landing was part of the Regional District,” explains founding member Ed Forslund. “With no fire protection in the…

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