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Recent news articles from the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation

  • November 06, 2018
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  • November 06, 2018
    20th Annual Gala Raises over $739,000 for Delta Hospital
    <p> PHOTO: Maury Kask, Moonlight Gala Commitee Co-Chair, Ingrid Barnes, Board Chair, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation, Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation, Don Sangster, Moonlight Gala Committee Co-Chair.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Delta, BC &ndash;</strong>&nbsp;On Saturday, November 3th the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation hosted the 20<sup>th</sup> Annual Moonlight Gala at Tsawwassen Springs, and raised over $739,000 (NET) for Delta Hospital. The Foundation was pleased to announce $629,000 at the end of the evening but were surprised with additional $10k, and then, thanks to an anonymous donor who generously gave $100k, the new grand total was brought to $739,000. It was a record-breaking evening thanks to the support of our sponsors and 360 enthusiastic and generous guests in attendance.</p> <p> Proceeds from this year&rsquo;s Gala will go towards the purchase of a new CT Scanner for Delta Hospital. Through all the support received, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation is now much closer to the $1.7 million committed for this vital piece of medical equipment for Delta Hospital&rsquo;s busy Medical Imaging department. &nbsp;The current CT scanner at Delta Hospital is nearing the end of its lifespan. This hardworking machine is running at full capacity, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.</p> <p> &nbsp;&ldquo;The Gala was an overwhelming success,&rdquo; says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &ldquo;We thank our attendees, sponsors, auction and prize donors, event volunteers, and the Gala committee organizing members. We could not have done it without all of their amazing support.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p> As part of the evening&rsquo;s festivities, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation was thrilled to recognize the Toigo family as this year&rsquo;s Tribute Honouree for their significant contributions to Delta Hospital and to the community. After a heartwarming video, made possible by Tribute Sponsor Port of Vancouver, Elizabeth Toigo and 2 of her sons, Peter and Ron, accepted the tribute plaque on behalf of the Toigo family.</p> <p> This year&rsquo;s theme of Fire &amp; Ice set imaginations ablaze and delighted all who were in attendance. The evening included spectacular d&eacute;cor, amazing entertainment and a scrumptious 3-course dinner. Once again, sports radio personality and Tsawwassen resident James Cybulski led the way as Emcee for the night of fun and fundraising.</p> <p> After dinner, the entertainment and fundraising continued with a fast paced live auction led by auctioneer and South Delta MLA, Ian Paton. An overwhelming display of generosity followed during the Fund a Need call out for a new CT scanner for Delta Hospital. The evening ended in the Crystal&nbsp; Lounge with music by DJ Pri of GirlOn Wax, accompanied by Sax Player Karla Sax and Percussionist Pher.</p> <p> The Moonlight Gala is the Foundation&rsquo;s largest annual fundraising event. For opportunities to support the 21<sup>st</sup> Anniversary Moonlight Gala in 2019, please contact Interim Special Events Manager, Khara Robertson&nbsp;at 604-940-9695 or khara.robertson@dhfoundation.ca</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>
  • October 05, 2018
    <p> <strong>Photo: (Top Row L-R):</strong> Maury Kask, Karla Rockwell, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Clark, Don Livingston, Sean Clayton <strong>(Bottom Row L-R):</strong> Greg Umbach, Pam Paton, Randy Kaardal, Ingrid Barnes, Phil Posehn, Don Sangster&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Missing from photo:</strong> Tanya Corbet, Knut Nordlie</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Delta &ndash; Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation&rsquo;s Annual General Meeting was held on Monday, September 24<sup>th</sup> at Delta Hospital. The Foundation announced the following individuals as its 2018/19 Board of Directors: Board Chair, Ingrid Barnes, Past Chair, Randy Kaardal, Vice-Chair, Andrew Clark, Treasurer, Phil Posehn, and Directors, Sean Clayton, Maury Kask, Don Livingston, Pam Paton, Karla Rockwell and Don Sangster. In addition the following new Board Directors were welcomed: Tanya Corbet, Andrew Jackson, Knut Nordlie and Greg Umbach.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;As proven leaders in our community, our Directors bring many years experience and an array of skills to our Board,&rdquo; says Lisa Hoglund, Executive Director, Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation. &ldquo;We congratulate them and are excited to work closely with them now and in the coming years.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;&ldquo;I am looking forward to working with my fellow board members and the great team we have at the Foundation. We are dedicated to ensuring the best healthcare possible for our community&rdquo; states Board Chair, Ingrid Barnes.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Celebrating its 30<sup>th</sup> year fundraising for Delta Hospital, the Foundation raised over $2.3 million in the 2017-2018 fiscal year. These funds supported critical needs at Delta Hospital.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>