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Central GM participated in a big way this spring to raise money for the South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) to make another donation to health care in the community.
SCHF public relations fundraising co-ordinator Brenda Devine says the Just for the Health of It fundraising campaign raised about $5,300 for the SCHF through the generosity of Central GM owner Tom Bachynski, with the community’s support. Continue reading Just for the Health of It helps hospital
The South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) spring 2016 fundraisers helped the 100 Mile District General Hospital gain an important intubator.
Fundraising co-ordinator Brenda Devine says the GlideScope was purchased with about $26,000 raised by the SCHF in its spring fundraisers, including its “Just for the Health of It” campaign.
The idea was put forward to Central GM owner Tom Bachinsky, who was “very good about” going along with their plan, she explains.
“I asked him if he wouldn’t mind giving us some of the money out of his sales of his cars and his trucks for the month [of April 2016], and he was quite good about doing that.”
Devine says that raised about $6,000 including “top-up” dollars from Bachynski himself, and the rest came from other 2016 fundraising and donations.
Hospital chief of staff Dr. Gordon Hutchinson says when SCHF heard he was going down to take a medical airway management course at the annual St. Paul’s Emergency Medicine Update Conference in Whistler, the SCHF asked him if he would choose the appropriate video laryngoscope for the hospital.
Neil Pinkett will be one of the 11 artists on the Studio 2 Studio self-guided art tour through the 108 Mile Ranch on Sept. 10. The gifted artist will be providing 25 per cent of the paintings he sells as a donation to the South Cariboo Health Foundation.(file photo)
Fourth annual self-guided art tour featuring 11 artists
By Melissa Smalley
A fundraiser for the South Cariboo Health Foundation next month will give art lovers an up-close-and-personal look at the work of some of the region’s most talented artists.
The Studio 2 Studio self-guided art tour Sept. 10 will feature 11 artists at seven home studios at 108 Mile Ranch.
Participants can stop in, browse the artists’ work and even make a purchase that will help towards a worthy cause. Continue reading Studio 2 Studio scheduled for Sept. 10
Large crowd captivated by history, entertaining speakers
Carole Rooney (photos by Carole Rooney)
Many memories and laughs were sparked at the 100 Mile District General Hospital (OMH) 50th Anniversary Celebration Tea on July 22, which attracted a good turnout from the community.
Master of ceremonies, Interior Health (IH) acute care health service director Barb Tymchuk, welcomed the crowd packed into the South Cariboo Health Centre cafeteria, and noted some major changes made to the hospital since 1966.
“Over the past 50 years, the hospital has had major changes to both the building and the services offered.
“OMH is truly a flagship model with all of the services [provided] under one roof, and what’s even more impressive is the community spirit and the commitment to this hospital, and so I applaud everyone.”
Tymchuk, Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett and many of the other guest speakers commended the fundraising and volunteers that helped found, develop and equip the health centre during the past half century.
“I had the privilege of being a patient in the hospital [back] when there were 36 beds and one doctor,” said Barnett.
“You know, it was like going on a holiday [she joked], if you could get a touch of pneumonia, you could get in here for three weeks, full service … it was wonderful.”