Revelstoke helipad fundraising off to soaring start

Fundraising campaign for Queen Victoria Hospital helipad 2/3 of way to target in first week.

Steven Hui of the Revelstoke District Health Foundation accepts a $50

Contributed by Revelstoke District Health Foundation

The Revelstoke District Health Foundation launched the official fundraising campaign for the Queen Victoria Hospital helipad last week in the foyer of the hospital.

Members of the public and several of the organizations who made financial commitments to the project were in attendance, as well as Mayor Mark McKee and councilors Linda Nixon, Gary Sulz, Connie Brothers and Aaron Orlando.

The Revelstoke Credit Union’s general manager Roberta Bobicki surprised the committee and attendees with a very generous donation of $100,000 towards the project.

Other donations to date include:

Queen Victoria Hospital Auxiliary: $50,000

Downie Timber Ltd.: $25,000

Revelstoke Forest Corporation: $15,000

RMR/Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing: $10,000

Canadian Mountain Holidays: $7,500

Mica Heli Skiing $5,000

Eagle Pass Heliskiing: $5000

The Regent Inn: $5,000

Anonymous and online donors make up the difference.

The helipad project appears to be well on its way to successful completion. The project goal is $465,000 and to date there are commitments and donations totaling $316,000.

All tickets sales from the November 25 Welcome Week comedic performance of “The Revelstoke Project” at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre will be donated to the project.

There are a variety of ways to donate: at the Revelstoke Credit Union, online at the Revelstoke District Health Foundation’s website or send a cheque by mail to “RDHF-Helipad Project” to RDHF, PO Box 2142, Revelstoke, BC V0E2S0. Charitable tax receipts will be mailed.

 

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