Yahk, the Little Town that Did ~ Back Again for ICU
Yahk, BC… It’s been a few years since Yahk, the little town that could; did in fact fundraise over $8,000 from its Breastfest event to support East Kootenay Foundation for Health (EKFH) and the digital stereotactic mammography campaign.
This year the Board of the Yahk Kingsgate Recreation Society has decided to once again get behind EKFH and the $1,000,000 ICU Redevelopment Project with another fundraiser appropriately entitled Carefest. The cause is an important one for the Yahk Kingsgate Recreation Society as some of the members have found themselves or a family member requiring the use of the regional hospital’s intensive care unit.
“We hope the community will get behind us and either donate to and/or attend Carefest. By doing so it makes sure the hospital has the best trauma equipment possible for patients,” shares YKRS President Judy Dickson.
Carefest takes place on Saturday, October 3 at the Yahk Kingsgate Community Hall and features a dinner, dance, silent and live auctions. The Creston Community Band will be providing the musical entertainment. Tickets are $25 per person and available by calling the YKRS Hall 250 424-5462 (leave a message) or through email: [email protected].
There will be many other fundraising options with a raffle and the always fun money tree organized by Jeff & Theresa Vandergeest (if you would like to help sell tickets please call Jeff or Theresa at 250 424-5118).
The Yahk Kingsgate Recreation Society would also appreciate any donations to the cause. To donate or have an item picked up please call Lin Gracewood at 250 424-6949 or Brian & Marcia Eddy at 250 424-5597. Some additional hands and help are also needed for the dinner, if you would like to join in on the fun contact Judy Dickson at 250 424-5580 to volunteer.
The East Kootenay Regional Hospital’s new ICU is to be commissioned in the spring of 2016 and will have 6 beds versus the present 4 beds. The current ICU is 94 square meters in size; the new facility is 796 square meters. This means that the care area per patient will be six times than it is now.
To learn more about the ICU Redevelopment Project and the efforts of the Yahk Kingsgate Recreation Society’s Carefest contact EKFH ~ Donna Grainger, Executive Director at 1-877-489-6481 or visit www.ekfh.ca. And don’t forget to like EKFH on Facebook.