Eagle’s Nest Resort Residents Remember “Billy” with Major Gift to Starlite


Moyie, BC…  As EKFH prepares for the November launch of its 8th annual Starlite Campaign donations are already arriving to help light up the large brilliant blue stars or the smaller green & white stars.

What has become a tradition for residents at the Eagle’s Nest RV Resort a summer get together takes on a charitable meaning with everyone joining in to raise funds for the Starlite Campaign and the East Kootenay Regional Hospital oncology unit.

This year the resort’s entertainment director Larry Warren led the residents through fun filled days of activities.  By the end of the camping season an astonishing $7,200 was generously given to recognize and honour Janice “Billy” Salomons who lost her battle with cancer on July 12.

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Photo details: L-R: Patricia Whalen (EKFH), John Salomons, Bella, Larry Warren & Janet (Eagle’s Nest) & Donna Grainger (EKFH) — missing from photo is John’s sister: Dianne.

“Our family is deeply moved by the generosity of our friends and neighbours here at Eagle’s Nest.  When that star lights up for Billy it will truly honour her courage and grace of never letting her diagnosis stop her from loving and living life to its fullest,” shares a grateful John Salomons.

On November 27, this donation combined with several others; will light the first two of the 17 large stars atop the regional hospital.

This year’s Starlite Campaign is focused on raising much-needed funds for regional and community health programs.  These programs are dedicated to helping those with arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, respiratory needs, and more or for those who may require help with chronic disease management, home care nursing, in-home oxygen, wound, senior, pediatric and self-care programs.

For more information about EKFH and its mission call 1-877-489-6481 or 250 489-6481.  If the stars are in your eyes please consider a  Starlite gift visit our secured website  www.ekfh.ca  to donate.