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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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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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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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9th Annual Charity Classic raises over $300,000
Aug

28

2018

9th Annual Charity Classic raises over $300,000

  The 9th Annual VJHF Charity Classic raises an outstanding, record breaking, amount of over $300,000 net for OPERATION: Surgical Care for Life. Players dodged the drizzle as they went from spectacular hole to hole on the beautiful Predator Course and were delighted with the fabulous hospitality provided by hole sponsors. They returned to a cocktail reception and gourmet dinner. The Live Auction featured 12 amazing…

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Care Quilts & Prayer Shawls Bring Comfort to Patients & Families at VJH
Mar

17

2017

Care Quilts & Prayer Shawls Bring Comfort to Patients & Families at VJH

Providing comfort and solace to those in sorrow and distress can come in many different forms. For Reverend Grace Wulff, In-house Chaplain at VJH, one of those ways is with prayer shawls and comfort quilts. “When you wrap a prayer shawl around someone who is experiencing difficult circumstances, it is a reminder that they are cared for and loved, and reminded that God cares for…

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SilverStar Mountain Resort’s Emergency Services Day Raises $13,000 for VJH Foundation
Feb

1

2017

SilverStar Mountain Resort’s Emergency Services Day Raises $13,000 for VJH Foundation

SilverStar Mountain Resort’s 2nd Annual Emergency Services Day fundraiser for Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation was a tremendous success, raising $13,000 for the hospital’s Emergency Department on Saturday, January 21. “Last year, there were more than 44,000 emergency room visits at VJH,” said Sue Beaudry, VJH Foundation Director of Development. “The dedication from SilverStar Mountain Resort and the Emergency Service groups who took part in this…

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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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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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