Just for the Health of It helps hospital

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

Hospital gains important intubator

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.

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Studio 2 Studio scheduled for Sept. 10

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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

“Just for the health of it” campaign raises $6,000

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Wearing one of his familiar hats, South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) chair Chris Nickless accepted a $6,000 cheque from Central GM dealer principal Tom Bachynski, front right. Central GM raised the money during April with its “Just for the Health of It” campaign for the purchase of a Glidescope, with the dealership topping off the funds raised. Standing with Nickless and Bachynski are Central GM staff and SCHF directors.

 

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Starry Nights campaign a huge success.

Barbara Roden

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The South Cariboo Health Foundation’s (SCHF) Starry Nights fundraiser, which began in November and ran until the end of January, was an overwhelming success, says SCHF public relations director Brenda Devine.

The group’s goal had been to raise $20,000 for an electric imaging trauma stretcher. When the funds were totalled up, Devine says more than $50,000 had been raised – more than double last year’s amount.

We did extremely well; the campaign was very successful. We had a lot more donors than last year and a lot of new donors.” Continue reading Starry Nights campaign a huge success.

Studio 2 Studio 3 raises close to $1,000

Local artists Cindy Wickingstad, left, Neil Pinkett and Amy Cadrin displayed their work outside on Kitwanga Drive in 108 Mile Ranch as one of seven stops on the Studio 2 Studio 3 Self-Guided Art Tour on Sept. 12. The annual event raised funds for the South Cariboo Health Foundation.

Studio 2 Studio 3_Studio 2 Studio 3 raises close to $1,000
An event simultaneously benefitting local artists and health care had another successful run this year.
The South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) presented its annual Studio 2 Studio 3 Self-Guided Art
Tour on Sept. 12, during which about a dozen artists displayed their work at seven locations around 108 Mile Ranch.

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