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Japanese Women’s Auxiliary supports Light A Bulb

Japanese Women’s Auxiliary supports Light A Bulb
Dec

17

2018

Japanese Women’s Auxiliary supports Light A Bulb

In the North Okanagan, Japanese culture and heritage has deep roots, dating back many decades. Vernon Japanese Women’s Auxiliary, or Fujinkai, is an integral part of the Japanese community. The Vernon Japanese Women’s Auxiliary formed in the late 1930’s, shortly after the Vernon Japanese Hall on Bella Vista Road was built. Their mission is to keep Japanese culture alive and for Japanese women to feel…

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Getting closer to Light A Bulb Campaign goal
Dec

17

2018

Getting closer to Light A Bulb Campaign goal

With 9 days left to go until Christmas, the 31st annual Light A Bulb Campaign has picked up a lot of momentum and the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation expects to reach our $275,000 goal. “We are getting closer and are so thrilled with the generosity of our community,” says Lisa Westermark, Executive Director, Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. “Seeing people come together and hearing why they…

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Light A Bulb Campaign picks up momentum
Dec

10

2018

Light A Bulb Campaign picks up momentum

The 31st annual Light A Bulb Campaign got off to a slow start but things are picking up for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. We have raised $197,000 towards our $275,000 goal. This is due to a flood of donations that had been held up in the mail and a generous donation of $70,000 from the Armstrong Spallumcheen Healthcare Auxiliary. “We are grateful for the…

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Share-a-Bear cheering up children this holiday season
Nov

28

2018

Share-a-Bear cheering up children this holiday season

Comforting a child and bringing a smile to their face while they are sick during the holiday season is a priceless gift. BC Liquor Stores’ annual Share-a-Bear campaign has been bringing joy to children all over British Columbia for nearly 30 years. The Share-a-Bear program began in 1989 and has gifted almost 700,000 stuffed bears to charities throughout the province. Customers purchase stuffed bears to…

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Get Healthy for the Holidays and support VJH Foundation
Nov

27

2018

Get Healthy for the Holidays and support VJH Foundation

You don’t need to wait for a New Year’s Resolution to make your health a priority. Fit Body Boot Camp in Vernon has an amazing deal starting December 1st and you won’t want to miss it. From December 1 to January 31, Fit Body Boot Camp has a 21 day fitness package for $67. Even better than the price is the fact that 100% of…

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Postal Strike Effects Light A Bulb Results
Nov

26

2018

Postal Strike Effects Light A Bulb Results

The 31st annual Light A Bulb Campaign launched on November 7th and is off to a slow start, raising $44,000 of the $275,000 target, due to the rotating postal strike. The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation is raising funds for critical equipment at VJH. The goal of the campaign is to give VJH surgeons the equipment needed to perform more surgeries, ultimately reducing wait times and…

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Bottle Recycling supports VJH Foundation
Nov

25

2018

Bottle Recycling supports VJH Foundation

We all have them – empty bottles sitting around the house, waiting to be taken to the bottle depot for recycling. Most of the time, they hang around for months until something must be done! Have you ever thought of using the money earned from your recyclables to support your community? Desert Cove Homeowners Association is taking a proactive and philanthropic approach with their bottle…

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7-year-old’s birthday money donated to VJH Foundation
Nov

8

2018

7-year-old’s birthday money donated to VJH Foundation

Abbie Boyle just turned 7 years old and had a fun birthday party doing gymnastics with her friends. But unlike most 7-year-olds, Abbie also wanted to give back to her community to celebrate her birthday. Abbie was inspired by her friend to combine their birthday parties and raise money for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation. They asked each party-goer to give a toonie to support…

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Girls Gone Wild Give Back
Nov

8

2018

Girls Gone Wild Give Back

Their annual bus trip was another great success! Each year, Linda Donhauser organizes a shopping trip to Tulalip Casino Resort in Marysville, Washington for a huge group of ladies who call themselves “Girls Gone Wild.” Their trip is more than a fun way to get together with girlfriends; it is also a great opportunity to give back to the community. September 2018 marked the 12th…

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VJH Foundation Announces 31st Annual Light a Bulb Campaign
Nov

7

2018

VJH Foundation Announces 31st Annual Light a Bulb Campaign

  The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation launched its 31th annual Light A Bulb Campaign on Wednesday, November 7th, at Vernon Jubilee Hospital to raise $275,000 for critical equipment at VJH. The goal of the campaign is to give VJH surgeons the ability to perform more surgeries, ultimately reducing wait times and improving patient outcomes so our loved ones can get on the road to recovery…

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Bannister GM Vernon deliver smiles to VJH staff and patients
Sep

21

2018

Bannister GM Vernon deliver smiles to VJH staff and patients

Bannister GM Vernon graciously donated 1,000 Tim Hortons Smile Cookies to VJH Foundation be distributed to VJH staff and patients. The generous donation brought life to the ‘Give a Smile, Get a Smile’ slogan of the annual, much-loved Smile Cookie campaign. The cookies were distributed to various departments hospital wide and offered to patients. “The Smile Cookie promotion from Tim Hortons is a great way…

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Canada Post Heritage Club, Chapter 29, donates $1,000 to VJH Foundation
Sep

19

2018

Canada Post Heritage Club, Chapter 29, donates $1,000 to VJH Foundation

The Canada Post Heritage Club, Chapter 29, has donated $1,000 to VJH Foundation for the area of greatest need. The club’s banquet, hosted at the Prestige Hotel Vernon on September 12, wanted to support the VJH Foundation and give back to their community in an impactful way. “The hospital is a place we’ve all got experience with. We’re all seniors, if not yet, we will…

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