Outpouring of Yahk Carefest Spirit ~ $10,000 for ICU


Yahk, BC…   The Yahk Kingsgate Recreation Society’s Carefest fundraiser for EKFH’s ICU Redevelopment Campaign can only be described as outstanding.    The October 3 fundraiser was a fun-filled extravaganza with lots of opportunities for supporters to bid on live and silent auction items, take a chance on prizes featured on the treasure trees or just simply make a donation.

The evening was further complemented with a scrumptious buffet dinner and music from the always popular Creston Community Band.

The audience was a varied mix of young and old all with a common goal of supporting the YKRS in showing its commitment to health care at the regional hospital.  At the close of the evening the crowd was not disappointed as an outstanding $10,000 was presented to representatives from EKFH who attended the event.

President Judy Dickson of YKRS shares, “We are so proud of our accomplishment in the amount being contributed to the ICU.   The entire committee deserves a huge round of applause and a well-earned break after a job well done.”

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Photo Details: L-R: Lin Gracewood, Lee Rose, Judy Dickson, Marcia Eddy, Russ Colombo (EKFH), Brian Eddy, Donna Grainger (EKFH) & Theresa Vandergeest celebrate the success of YKRS Carefest.

“I was unbelievably taken back at how well-organized and presented the Carefest fundraiser was in Yahk,” shares Patricia Whalen, Assistant Executive Director at EKFH.  “To the people and organizations who supported the Yahk Kingsgate Recreation Society ~ thank you.   To YKRS itself your trust and support for EKFH is very much appreciated.”

The summer has been a busy one for the ICU Redevelopment Campaign with events in support of and donations arriving on a regular basis.     The East Kootenay Regional Hospital’s new ICU is to be commissioned in the spring of 2016.   A major donor driven community campaign to raise $1,000,000 was launched in October 2014 to assist in the purchase of various ICU capital equipment.   The fundraising campaign is anticipated to meet its target prior to the commissioning.

For more information on the ICU campaign visit www.ekfh.ca.