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Okanagan Landing Volunteer Firefighters Association Leaves Lasting Impact on Community

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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Pin Up Calendar Raises Funds for Digital Mammography at VJH
May

6

2015

Pin Up Calendar Raises Funds for Digital Mammography at VJH

Carolyn Todd-Russell of the Brown Derby Cafe presents Sue Beaudry of Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation with a $5600.00 cheque that will be used towards the purchase of an Ultrasound Machine for the Digital Mammography Unit at VJH!  Funds were raised through the sale of a pin-up calendar featuring members of the Tapestry Ladies Choir in Armstrong.  Deborah Mehes-choir director, the Calendar Girls and VJHF send a ‘Heartfelt’…

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A Lifetime of Giving
May

5

2015

A Lifetime of Giving

Growing up in a serene neighbourhood with a supportive family might not prepare some children for the harsh realities of life, but for Rob and Laura Tedham, it was the perfect foundation that gave them the resolve and dedication to help others. Life-long volunteers, Rob and Laura have seen the other side of life from a local and international perspective. “I began volunteering with a youth organization in a rough Calgary neighbourhood,”…

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16th Annual Do It For Dad Run/Walk to Fight Prostate Cancer to Take Place at Coldstream Ranch
May

3

2015

16th Annual Do It For Dad Run/Walk to Fight Prostate Cancer to Take Place at Coldstream Ranch

Teamwork and dedication to the cause are major factors in the ongoing success of the VJH Foundation’s Do it For Dad event held each Father’s Day at Coldstream Ranch. Now in its 16th year, the annual run & walk to support local men with prostate cancer has raised $322,222 since its inception. More than 350 people come out faithfully each year to honour the fathers and men in their lives by…

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Big Upgrade for Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s Imaging Department
Apr

25

2015

Big Upgrade for Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s Imaging Department

With the completion of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation’s ‘Take a Picture’ campaign, the VJH Imaging Department is now fully digital, five years earlier than anticipated. The new machine was purchased thanks to more than $500,000 in generous donations from local individuals, and organizations made to VJH Foundation’s Take a Picture campaign. Funding was also provided by the regional hospital district. “It’s astounding the level…

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Foundation Nets Funds from MNP LLP
Mar

6

2015

Foundation Nets Funds from MNP LLP

Many thanks to MNP LLP for their generous donation of $2,620. MNP donates $20 to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation every time the Vernon Vipers score a home goal! Go Vipers! (photo credit Lisa VanderVelde, Vernon Morning Star)

1st Annual Rockin’ for Radiothon to Benefit VJH Foundation
Mar

6

2015

1st Annual Rockin’ for Radiothon to Benefit VJH Foundation

Checkers Bar and Grill at the Best Western is presenting the 1st annual ‘Rockin’ For Radiothon’ on Sunday, March 22 from noon to midnight with 12 local bands serving up 12 hours of rockin’ good fun for a great cause! Proceeds will support the Sun FM “Have a Heart Radiothon,”which is raising funds to purchase needed equipment for the Women’s and Children’s Health Services Unit…

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