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Charity Golf Tournament
Jun. 13, 2019

2nd Annual Hole in One East Kootenay Foundation for Health. Benefiting the Golden District Hospital – Thursday, September 19th, 2019. Register Now


2nd Annual EKFH Golden Golf Tournament
Jun. 10, 2019

Benefiting the Golden District Hospital Thursday Sept 19th, 2019. Register Today!


$372,875 Raised in 2018 Starlite Campaign
Feb. 27, 2019

The 2018 Starlite Campaign was a huge success! The EKFH had a goal to raise $300,000 and thanks to our amazing donors we crushed it!  $372,875.00 was raised to go towards the much needed lab equipment in the East Kootenay Region. A massive shout out


Teck Presents EKFH Spring Fling!
Feb. 27, 2019

Teck presents EKFH SPRING FLING! Saturday, April 27th, 2019, Teck Hall in Elkford Cocktails: 5:30 pm Dinner, Program, Dance with Live Music from MILE HIGH CLUB: 6:30 pm Silent Auction $40 Tickets are available at Elkford Community Conference Centre,


The 2018 Denham Ford Starlite Ball kicks off the 11 th Annual Starlite Campaign
Nov. 07, 2018

An amazing evening of Flapper Gals, Mobsters, and swing music proved to be a big success in helping to fund the 2018 Starlite Campaign. $30,000 was raised at the Denham Ford 2018 Starlite Ball – Great Gatsby Style. Tyrel Hawke entertained guests thro


2018 Starlite Ball – Great Gatsby Style
Jul. 09, 2018


2018 Starlite Ball – Great Gatsby Style
Jul. 09, 2018

 


The Lake Windermere District Lions kick off a major fundraising campaign for the East Kootenay Foundation for Health
Jun. 19, 2018

The Lake Windermere District Lions presented the East Kootenay Foundation for Health (EKFH) a cheque for $25,000 to put towards fundraising efforts for a MALDI TOF for the East Kootenay Regional Laboratory.   (In photo: EKFH Executive Director B


Permanent MRI service under way at EKRH
Jun. 18, 2018

CRANBROOK – Residents of East Kootenay now have increased access to diagnostic testing within the region with a new, permanent MRI machine, which began operating at East Kootenay Regional Hospital on June 11. “This new permanent MRI service will more


7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Jun. 12, 2018

We currently have openings for hole sponsor and room for a few more foursomes!


The Invermere Health Care Auxiliary Society Donates $127,308 to the East Kootenay Foundation for Health
Jun. 07, 2018

The Invermere Health Care Auxiliary Society (IHCAS), an organization with more than 170 dedicated, hard-working volunteers, owns and operates a very profitable thrift store in downtown Invermere. The organization recently donated a whopping $127,308


Denham Ford and EKC help the East Kootenay High Acuity Response Team (HART) save lives
Feb. 13, 2018

Denham Ford has donated $3,535 to support the important work of the High Acuity Response Team (HART). Steve Zsillei and the entire team at Denham Ford believe this fundraising effort is very important to the East Kootenay. “At Denham Ford, we feel th


East Kootenay Community Credit Union teams up with the East Kootenay Foundation for Health in support of the East Kootenay High Acuity Response Team (HART)
Jan. 30, 2018

East Kootenay Community Credit Union teams up with the East Kootenay Foundation for Health in support of the East Kootenay High Acuity Response Team (HART) It was a snowy winter day when the Fernie hospital received a trauma patient who was involved


The Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary (KHCA) contributes $83,742.30 to the East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s (EKFH) 10th Annual Starlite Campaign!!!
Dec. 11, 2017

The Auxiliary operates two thrift stores in Kimberley and Marysville. They have a very dedicated, hardworking team of over 80 volunteers. These wonderful volunteers put in countless hours to raise money for health care at the Kimberley Health Centre


SMILE COOKIES SOLD OUT IN A RECORD BREAKING 5 DAYS
Dec. 05, 2017

The Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary and the East Kootenay Foundation for Health partnered up with both Cranbrook Tim Hortons locations during their Smile Cookie campaign. Both organizations worked very hard at selling cookies to individuals and local


IH celebrates start of construction for permanent MRI space at EKRH
Nov. 02, 2017

IH celebrates start of construction for permanent MRI space at EKRH CRANBROOK – Residents of East Kootenay are one step closer to having increased access to diagnostic testing within the region. Construction has started on the addition to East Kooten


Starlite, Starbright…
Nov. 01, 2017

Starlite, Star Bright… East Kootenay hospitals, care homes and health care facilities have a $3,000,000 gap in funding for essential equipment, and the East Kootenay Foundation for Health needs your help!   There is a long list of equipment that


Annual Boston Pizza/Northstar Motors Charity Golf Tournament 2017
Sep. 19, 2017

The Annual Boston Pizza/Northstar Motors Charity Golf Tournament which was held on August 18th, raised an amazing $25,000 for the East Kootenay Foundation for Health. A huge shout out to Boston Pizza, North Star Motors, organizers Trevor Gordon, Don


Announcing Our New Executive Director- Brenna Baker
May. 12, 2017

Cranbrook, BC… The Board of Directors of East Kootenay Foundation for Health (EKFH) is pleased to announce Brenna Baker has been named the new Executive Director, effective June 4. Brenna brings a wealth of experience to her new role. She has spent t


Fond Memories of Parents Honours EKFH with $10,000 Endowment Gift
Apr. 20, 2017

Cranbrook, BC…  Whether it is joyous childhood memories or the times remembered in adult years the love of our parents touches us greatly.   This story is about one such family… Roy and Annabel Maundrell. The Maundrell’s moved to Windermere in 1959,


Rotary Club of Creston Valley $10,000 Kick off for Ventilator
Apr. 18, 2017

Creston, BC…   Over the past several years the Creston Valley Hospital has focused on enhancements to its emergency department.    The renovations to the department focused on improvements that ensure patient-centered care and an enhanced working env


Helping Health Care – Thank You Shriners
Apr. 08, 2017

Creston, BC…  The Creston Valley Hospital received another top up donation for the hospital thanks to the Creston Valley Shrine Club #35.   The gift of giving has been over a decade from the group as their numerous donations have accumulated to now o


Sun Life making Life Brighter Under the Sun for Hospital
Apr. 08, 2017

Golden, BC…   After a long and snowy winter sometimes all you need is a bit of sun to brighten your day.   That saying literally became reality when Shannon Hood of Sun Life Financial dropped by the hospital to make a donation of $2,000 for the Golde


Elk Valley Thrift Shop Making a Difference
Apr. 08, 2017

Elk Valley Thrift Shop Making a Difference Sparwood, BC…  It may be a small tea cup, the jacket you always wanted, a book or a piece of furniture but whatever it is when you purchase it at the Elk Valley Thrift Shop it is making a difference for some


The Winner of 1 Million More Rewards Points Announced
Mar. 10, 2017

Cranbrook, B.C. – At 2 p.m. on March 7, store and assistant store managers from Save-On-Foods and Overwaitea Foods stores throughout the East Kootenay came together to draw for one million More Rewards points in support of the now completed EKFH MRI:


TD Bank $10,000 Starlite Gift for MRI
Jan. 23, 2017

Cranbrook, BC…  As our annual Starlite Campaign came to a close we saw TD come in to support the MRI with an amazing donation of $10,000! “We were so pleased to be able to make this gift to help bring the MRI to the East Kootenay. So many people thro


Peak Family Dental – Dr. John W. Nesbitt & Dr. Isha Hunjan, raise $3050 to support MRI: An Image of Health Campaign
Jan. 19, 2017

Cranbrook, BC…  Peak Family Dental partnered with EKFH this holiday season to support the MRI: An Image of Health Campaign to bring a permanent MRI to the East Kootenay. From November to early January, Peak Family Dental donated $50 per new patient e


Western Financial Group $10,000 Starlite Gift for MRI
Jan. 19, 2017

Cranbrook, BC…  EKFH is pleased to announce one of the final gifts to our MRI: An Image of Health campaign of $10,000 from Western Financial Group. This gift helped our Starlite campaign reach a record level of over $575,000 towards the MRI. We could


Rocky Mountain Collision $20,000 for MRI
Jan. 12, 2017

Cranbrook, BC… Rocky Mountain Collision teamed up with the EKFH Starlite Campaign to bring a permanent MRI to the East Kootenay. During the months of November and December, Rocky Mountain Collision generously matched online gifts up to $10,000 to the


Heartwarming Starlite Gift In Memory of Former Nurse Jane Green
Dec. 19, 2016

Cranbrook, BC… The four loving sisters of former East Kootenay Regional Hospital Nurse, Jane Green, gave a beautiful Starlite gift in memory of their sister. The sisters currently live in 3 different countries, coming together to honour their sister


Fraternal Order of Eagles #3032 Starlite Gift of $10,000 for MRI
Dec. 14, 2016

Cranbrook, BC…  The Starlite Campaign has been an amazing success this year and is thrilled to announce a $10,000 gift from the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3032. The Eagles are a long standing community group that has been a tremendous supporter of he


IHCA Amazing Starlite Gift of $50,000 for MRI
Dec. 12, 2016

Cranbrook, BC… EKFH is thrilled to announce an astounding Starlite gift of $50,000 from the Inveremere Health Care Auxiliary to the MRI: An Image of Health Campaign! The exceptional gift comes from the amazing dedication of the volunteers operating t


KHCA Incredible Starlite Gift of $100,000 for MRI
Dec. 06, 2016

Cranbrook, BC…  EKFH is thrilled to announce an amazing contribution to the Starlite Campaign of $100,000 by the Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary and its two thrift stores (Kimberley & Marysville locations). This is the largest gift to date to the


Rocky Mountain Collision Matching Donation for MRI
Nov. 23, 2016

Cranbrook, BC…  Rocky Mountain Collision is teaming up with the EKFH Starlite Campaign to bring a permanent MRI to the East Kootenay. From now until the end of the year, Rocky Mountain Collision will be matching donation made to the Starlite Campaign


RBC Foundation $15,000 Starlite Gift for MRI
Nov. 23, 2016

Cranbrook, BC…  EKFH is thrilled to announce the lighting of 3 large stars at top the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. The RBC Foundation has brought us one large step closer to a permanent MRI with a Starlite Gift of $15,000. Christy Dobi, RBC Branc


Dixon’s Service Centre & Napa Autopro Light a Star
Nov. 14, 2016

Cranbrook, BC… EKFH is thrilled to announce the lighting of another star atop the East Kootenay Regional Hospital as part of the 2016 Starlite Campaign. NAPA Autopro dealers from Southern BC and Alberta gathered this past fall to play golf in the 3rd


Eagles Nest Resort Remembers Pat Bernhard with Starlite Gift
Nov. 10, 2016

Cranbrook, BC… Eagles Nest RV Resort has lit the first large star and an additional small star for Starlite with a gift of $9,000 in memory of Pat Bernhard. This generous gift brings us one step closer to bringing the permanent MRI to the East Kooten


Peak Family Dental – Dr. John W. Nesbitt & Dr. Isha Hunjan, to support MRI: An Image of Health Campaign
Nov. 10, 2016

Cranbrook, BC… Peak Family Dental is partnering with EKFH this holiday season to support the MRI: An Image of Health Campaign to bring a permanent MRI to the East Kootenay. From now until the end of the year Peak Family Dental will donate $50 per new


One Love Hot Yoga to Host Clothing Swap for MRI
Nov. 03, 2016

Cranbrook, BC…  One Love Hot Yoga is celebrating their 3rd Anniversary with a Clothing Swap event to raise funds for the MRI: An Image of Health campaign to bring a permanent MRI to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. Chelsey Dormer, One Love Hot Yo


Starlite Campaign Launch for MRI
Nov. 01, 2016

Cranbrook, BC…  EKFH is excited to announce the launch of our 9th annual Starlite Campaign. The EKFH Starlite campaign is our holiday fundraising drive running from Nov 1st to Dec 31st, where donations will help to light stars on top of the East Koot


FR Rentals & Fab Rite Services to Match Donations to MRI
Nov. 01, 2016

Cranbrook, BC…  For the month of November Fab Rite & FR Rentals will be generously matching donations to the MRI: An Image of Health Campaign from their staff and customers. FR Rentals has locations in Cranbrook and Sparwood.   For over 3 de


Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign $16,251 for MRI at East Kootenay Regional Hospital
Oct. 31, 2016

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign $16,251 for MRI at East Kootenay Regional Hospital Cranbrook, BC….. This year marked the 11th year of the Tim Hortons annual Smile Cookie Campaign to support health care throughout the East Kootenay, raising $16, 251


Oceans, Rivers and Mountains Event Supports MRI: An Image of Health Campaign
Oct. 17, 2016

Cranbrook, BC…  For the second year in a row Mountain City Travel hosted a night of inspirational and educational talks about the benefits of travel. This year’s event raised $600 to support theMRI: An Image of Health Campaign to bring a new permanen


BPNS Charity Golf nets $15,225 for MRI: An Image of Health Campaign
Oct. 04, 2016

Cranbrook, BC… The 5th Annual Boston Pizza Northstar GM Charity Golf Tournament was held on August 19th. It was another amazing year for the Tournament, raising over $15,000 to support the MRI: An Image of Health campaign to bring a permanent MRI to


Oceans, Rivers and Mountains Event Supports MRI: An Image of Health Campaign
Sep. 27, 2016

Cranbrook, BC…  For the second year in a row Mountain City Travel will be hosting a night of inspirational and educational talks about the benefits of travel. This year’s event will raise funds to support the MRI: An Image of Health Campaign to bring


First Annual Optimism in the East Kootenay Event to Support EKFH MRI: An Image of Health Campaign
Sep. 15, 2016

First Annual Optimism in the East Kootenay Event to Support EKFH MRI: An Image of Health Campaign   Cranbrook, BC…  The first annual Optimism in the East Kootenay event, hosted by Tom Skypitka, will raise funds to support the MRI: An Image of Health


All Smiles at Launch of Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign with proceeds for MRI at East Kootenay Regional Hospital
Sep. 12, 2016

All Smiles at Launch of Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign with proceeds for MRI at East Kootenay Regional Hospital Cranbrook, BC….. Today marks the launch of the Tim Hortons annual Smile Cookie Campaign to support healthcare throughout the East Koote


Save on Foods & Overwaitea Host BBQ and Donate over 1 Million More Rewards Points to EKFH MRI: An Image of Health Campaign
Sep. 08, 2016

Cranbrook, BC… Save on Foods and Overwaitea stores throughout the East Kootenay came together on September 7th at East Kootenay Regional Hospital to help EKFH jump start their MRI: An Image of Health Campaign to raise $650,000. The event was a great


Fairmont Lions $2,500 for MRI
Jun. 29, 2016

The annual Fairmont Lions Coy’s Golf Fun Day is in its 27th year and one of the more popular golf events in the Fairmont area. The charitable purpose of this event has made a difference to many charities over the years. This year’s event hosted on Ju


Silverado Construction/KD Electric Raffle Benefits MRI
Jun. 29, 2016

For the second year in a row, a logging truck full of dry larch was the top prize in a raffle to raise funds for the new permanent MRI to be located at East Kootenay Regional Hospital.  The logging truck full of larch was generously donated by Silver


Royal Canadian Legion #24 – $10,000 for Endoscopy Clinic
Apr. 25, 2016

The Royal Canadian Legion Cranbrook District Branch #24 continues to support EKFH and the regional healthcare needs of our community with a $10,000 donation towards the purchase of a colonoscope for the Endoscopy Clinic at the East Kootenay Regional


BMO Completes $5000 Pledge to Starlite Campaign
Apr. 18, 2016

BMO continues to support healthcare in our community by donating $2,500 to complete their $5,000 pledge to support the ongoing medical equipment needs in the East Kootenay region. Cassandra Schwarz (ED) met with Theresa Larson (Vice-Chair, EKFH Board


Creston GI Tower Arrives, Benefactors of Legacy Giving
Mar. 30, 2016

Creston GI Tower Arrives, Benefactors of Legacy Giving Creston, BC… An amazing piece of equipment has just arrived at the Creston Hospital thanks to generous gifts from two families whose donations are part of a living and will legacy giving plan. An


EKFH Caregiver Support Workshop Set for May 9
Mar. 30, 2016

Cranbrook, BC… Caregiving for a loved one can be very rewarding, but also involves many stressors, changes in the family dynamic, household disruption, financial pressure, and the added workload. When caregiver stress and burnouts puts your own healt


Royal Canadian Legion #71 – $5,000 for EKRH Endoscopy Clinic
Mar. 23, 2016

Invermere, BC… It’s another great day for EKFH and regional health care thanks to a very generous donation from the Royal Canadian Legion Windermere District Branch #71. The $5,000 gift from the 200+ strong service club is being directed to purchase


Tim Hortons all Smiles with Gift to EKRH Ortho
Mar. 17, 2016

Cranbrook, BC…. It was all smiles at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital this week when Matt Gareau, Owner of Tim Hortons outlets in Cranbrook and his management team joined members of the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary and East Kootenay Foundation


TD Bank $5000 for Diagnostic Imaging
Mar. 14, 2016

TD Bank generously provided $5000 to support the ongoing needs of the diagnostic imaging program at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. Cassandra Schwarz (ED) and Theresa Larson (Vice-Chair, Board of Directors) had the opportunity to meet with Doug


EKFH Announces New Executive Director
Mar. 10, 2016

Cranbrook, BC… East Kootenay Foundation for Health (EKFH) announced the appointment of Cassandra Schwarz as its new Executive Director. Ms. Schwarz brings several years’ experience in fundraising, non-profit leadership and community service to the ro


BMO celebrates Volunteerism with Starlite Gift to Community
Feb. 25, 2016

Cranbrook, BC… BMO encourages and supports its employees as they devote their time, energy and passion to giving back. The financial institution provides opportunities for employees to do charitable work, during business hours. Beyond the benefits to


IHCA gives$10,000 from the Heart for the Heart
Feb. 25, 2016

Cranbrook, BC… The Invermere Health Care Auxiliary and its volunteers continue to show their commitment and dedication to health care not just for the Columbia Valley but support for regional care through its latest donation. This past Friday IHCA Pr


KSCU continues support of Health Care in the Columbia Valley
Feb. 18, 2016

Kootenay Savings Invermere & Radium Branch Manager, Kristin Olsen, along with staff from the Kootenay Savings Invermere Branch present Deb Austin (IH Health Services Director Invermere/Golden) and representatives from the hospital with a donation


The Love of a Family Gives Back
Feb. 15, 2016

Cranbrook, BC… Although EKFH’s Starlite Campaign closed at the end of January, it was Valentine’s Day that brought together the love of a family to take a family photo to recognize its Starlite gift given in December. The family of William Chiz of Cr


2015 Starlite Campaign Hits New Milestone – $266,670
Feb. 02, 2016

Cranbrook, BC… EKFH’s 8th annual Starlite Campaign has come to a close with a remarkable outcome of $266,670 in donations. The campaign’s goal was to raise $150,000 and to light 17 large stars and 24 small stars atop the East Kootenay Regional Hospit


Abreast in the Rockies “Paddles Up” for Breast Cancer Support
Jan. 29, 2016

Cranbrook, BC… The most recent and very successful fundraiser by the Abreast in the Rockies Dragon Boat Team was a raffle for a custom made quilt. The beautifully made quilt was designed, made and lovingly donated by Tanis Rye of Kimberley who is a 4


Woodward’s Foundation makes $27,925 Starlite Gift
Jan. 25, 2016

Cranbrook, BC… EKFH’s 8th annual Starlite Campaign is drawing nearer to a close however its latest gift couldn’t be more appropriately aligned to the campaign’s focus of supporting regional community health care programs. The Mr. & Mrs. P. A. Woo


After 10 ¾ Years Executive Director to retire from EKFH
Jan. 13, 2016

Cranbrook, BC… There are some people for whom a job is more than position, or a career, or a place you go to for eight hours a day. For some people, it’s a purpose ~ a role that takes as much as it gives. It’s as much passion as it is duty. For Donna


Remarkable Gift of $50,500 from KHCA to Starlite
Dec. 22, 2015

Kimberley, BC…  “The brightest stars are those who shine for the benefit of others” is definitely the most appropriate quote about helping others that EKFH could find to describe the latest gift for the Starlite Campaign. The Kimberley Health Care Au


RBC Foundation shines for EKRH Maternity – $15,000
Dec. 21, 2015

Cranbrook, BC…  The Starlite Campaign is making one department at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital very happy this week thanks to the RBC Foundation and its Cranbrook Branch. An astounding gift of $15,000 from the financial institution and its fou


Western Financial “Support the Cause Walk” for Kimberley Special Care
Dec. 17, 2015

Kimberley, BC…  Each year, Western Financial Group employees from branches across Western Canada participate in the annual Support the Cause Walk which raises funds for Western Financial Group’s charitable arm, the Western Communities Foundation.  Al


RMD’s Crashed Cars makes $10,000 Starlite Gift to Oncology
Dec. 17, 2015

Cranbrook, BC…  In what’s become an annual tradition of saying thanks to its customer and staff, Chris Thom (and his family) of Rocky Mountain Diesel and Autobody have taken the joy of giving back to health care a mainstay of their holiday spirit. Ov


Shoppers “Growing Women’s Health Campaign” support Creston Maternity
Dec. 16, 2015

Creston, BC…    The Creston Hospital Maternity Unit received some great news this week when Shoppers Drug Mart #2284 in Creston presented a donation of $1,390 to EKFH and representatives of the hospital as part of the 14th annual Growing Women’s Heal


Knights of Columbus #1406 dedicate $1,000 to Starlite
Dec. 11, 2015

 Cranbrook, BC…   When charities support charities beautiful things can happen.   Currently the Knights of Columbus (BC) Charity Foundation is conducting is 54th Annual Knights of Columbus (BC) Charity Appeal 2015/2016 and the local Knights of Columb


Dixon’s Service Center & NAPA Autopro $5,000 Lights a Star
Dec. 11, 2015

Cranbrook, BC…   EKFH is proud to announce the lighting of its 8th large star atop the East Kootenay Regional Hospital as part of the 2015 Starlite Campaign. NAPA Autopro dealers from Southern BC and Alberta gathered this past fall to play golf in th


STARS ON THE ICE, A WIN FOR EKFH!
Dec. 02, 2015

  Cranbrook, BC… The Kootenay ICE weren’t the only winners at the November 20th Kootenay ICE game against the Moose Jaw Warriors….. EKFH’s 8th Annual Starlite Campaign scored too thanks to generous hockey fans and the support of Snap’d East Koot


Kimberley Dynamiters $3,000 to Starlite from Pink Jerseys Initiative
Nov. 25, 2015

  Photo Details L-R: Jared Marchi, Jordan Busch, Jason Richter, Donna Grainger (EKFH), Kathy Merkel (Dynamiters), Jan Bailey, Sandy Zeznik, Elva Keiver, Heather Krane & Heather Morissette (Abreast in the Rockies) & Eric Buckley Kimberley


EKFH’s 8th Annual Starlite Campaign to Launch with Record Breaking Start
Nov. 24, 2015

  Cranbrook, BC…  On November 27 the roofline atop the East Kootenay Regional Hospital will welcome the annual lighting of stars as part of the 8th annual Starlite Campaign.   The Starlite Campaign is the signature holiday event of East Kootenay


Generous Heart Brings Lots of Activities to Psych Unit
Nov. 22, 2015

Cranbrook, BC…    It was a contest like no other; purchase a car at Cranbrook Mitsubishi  Photo Details: L-R: A smiling Danielle Evans (front left) and Rebecca Burrell challenge Cindy Golbeck & Liz Dimambro to a game of air hockey with the new eq


EVHF & EKFH Join Together for Sparwood Health Center
Nov. 20, 2015

  Photo details: L-R: Donna Grainger (EKFH), Dr. Sheri Bentley, Catherine Coombs, Janice Talarico and Leala Tomlinson of Interior Health and Aysha Haines (EVHF). Sparwood, BC…    There’s something beautiful when like-minded organizations get tog


Outstanding contributions by auxiliaries & public bring ICU campaign to $1 million Goal
Nov. 18, 2015

  Cranbrook, BC – Thanks to the incredible generosity of residents across the East Kootenay and the dedication of the region’s health care volunteers, the $1 million goal for critical care equipment for East Kootenay Regional Hospital’s new Inte


Stars On the ICE, Making a Difference for EKFH!
Nov. 13, 2015

  Cranbrook, BC… The game plan for the November 20th Kootenay ICE game against Moose Jaw will be about enjoying some great hockey while raising funds for a great cause. Fans attending the November 20th game will be able to purchase a (numbered)


IH goes to tender for upgrades to Creston Emergency Department
Nov. 12, 2015

  CRESTON – Residents of Creston and area will soon benefit from major renovations to the Creston Valley Hospital and Health Centre emergency department as a result of three estate donations. A tender for construction services was released today


East Kootenay Shrine Club #4 Joins Starlite Campaign
Nov. 06, 2015

  L-R: Barry Beaulac, Fred Anderson, Donna Grainger, Patricia Whalen and Steve Gore. Cranbrook, BC…  This week the team at East Kootenay Foundation for Health received a most welcome gift of $500 from the East Kootenay Shrine Club #4.  The donat


The Short Drive that Made a Difference!
Nov. 05, 2015

  Photo details: L-R – Steve Zsillei, Marketing Manager, Denham Ford, Patricia Whalen, Assistant Executive Director, EKFH, Rene Kowalchuk, Sales Manager, Denham Ford. Cranbrook, BC… On Saturday, September 19, community members had the opportunit


Cranbrook Pest Control $500 to Starlite Community Programs
Nov. 05, 2015

  Photo details: Conn Murphy of Cranbrook Pest Controls presents his annual Starlite gift to EKFH’s Donna Grainger. Cranbrook, BC…  Supporting community health care programs throughout the East Kootenay is the focus of this year’s EKFH Starlite


Elk Valley Thrift Shop will Light Star for Sparwood ER
Oct. 27, 2015

  Sparwood, BC…  In just over a month EKFH will launch its 8th annual Starlite Campaign.   And as in year’s past some donations are already arriving at the foundation. The latest gift that will light a large star atop the regional hospital roof


Outpouring of Yahk Carefest Spirit ~ $10,000 for ICU
Oct. 23, 2015

  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 suppor


Aggie’s Fall Fling a Success!
Oct. 19, 2015

  Cranbrook, BC…   For one night, the Heritage Inn became a scene from the ‘40s. Featuring the smooth music stylings of the Noteables – the 2015 event was an evening to remember! Aggie who sadly passed away on February 11, 2015 was honored throu


World Diabetes Awareness Month & Day (November 14)
Oct. 19, 2015

  Cranbrook, BC….  To mark Diabetes Awareness Month this November EKFH is erecting a large blue circle on the roof above the ambulatory care entrance at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.   The blue circle is the universal symbol for diabetes


Leaving His Mark: A Grateful Patient Gives Back to EKRH
Oct. 06, 2015

Cranbrook, BC…Life – it can be filled with unexpected trials and astounding miracles. Yet those who are touched by both circumstances simultaneously, and then use their experiences to benefit others, are few and far between. Don Hampton is an example


RBC Dominion Securities shares holiday spirit with $1,000 to Starlite
Sep. 30, 2015

  Cranbrook, BC…  This week EKFH Executive Donna Grainger had the chance to share in some early happy holiday spirit thanks to Cindy Yates and her team from RBC Dominion Securities. Photo Details: L-R: Donna Grainger (EKFH), Cindy Yates, Kathryn


Dynamiters Go Pink for Starlite Campaign
Sep. 29, 2015

  Kimberley BC – The Kimberley Dynamiters Hockey Club is gearing up to once again support the East Kootenay Foundation for Health and its annual Starlite Campaign. During the month of October the team is hosting a fundraiser at each home game by


Third Annual “Phantom” Campaign Launches October 1
Sep. 27, 2015

Invermere, BC – Building on the success of the past two years, Kootenay Savings and the East Kootenay Foundation for Health are excited to announce the launch of the Third Annual Celebrating Health Care “Phantom” Campaign!   The campaign originally c


RCL #36 $2,000 support for ICU Campaign
Sep. 24, 2015

  Fernie, BC…    The ICU Redevelopment fundraising campaign received another $2,000 boost towards its goal thanks to members of the Royal Canadian Legion #36 in Fernie. Donna Grainger (ED) had the opportunity to meet with Legion members David Bl


Eagle’s Nest Resort Residents Remember “Billy” with Major Gift to Starlite
Sep. 24, 2015

  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 res


TB Vets & Community Contributes $63,000 for Transport Ventilator & Stretcher
Sep. 17, 2015

Golden, BC…    In May of this year the Golden Hospital struck a committee made up of Interior Health Managers, local physicians and nurses with a dream to raise $43,000 through a community supportive fundraising effort to buy a new transport ventilat


BMO Nesbitt Burns Big Part of BPNS Tourney Success
Sep. 16, 2015

L-R: Colin Sinclair, Pat Spring, Brian Clifford, Greg Sternig, Donna Grainger, Trevor Gordon, Don MacMillan, Wes Rogers and Paul Whittingham Photo courtesy of Janice Sommerfeld   Cranbrook, BC…  Investing for a solid financial future is somethin


Lions Walk-a-thon $4,000 for Maternity & Pediatric Care
Sep. 16, 2015

Invermere, BC…  For the second year in a row the Lions Clubs of Windermere District, Fairmont, Wasa Lake and Golden (Zone E10) held a walk-a-thon to support the work of East Kootenay Foundation for Health. The four clubs walked in their respective co


BPNS Charity Golf Nets $25,500 for ICU
Sep. 16, 2015

Cranbrook, BC…  Even though the winds were howling, the lighting was striking and the rain drops were falling, the enthusiasm of sponsors, golfers and volunteers at the 4th annual BPNS Charity Golf Tournament was undaunted and the day was completed o


EKFH & BCSPCA Give Thanks to BC Hydro Memorial Golf Tournament
Sep. 16, 2015

L-R: Donna Grainger & Brenna Baker say thanks. Cranbrook, BC… It’s been seven years since BC Hydro said goodbye to two of their own in a tragic helicopter crash.  Since the time of their loss the local BC Hydro office has remained steadfast in ho


Sun Life Gift Matching Brings Sun & Stars Together
Sep. 14, 2015

Cranbrook, BC…    For Frank Vanden Broek, a Certified Financial Planner with Sun Life, life’s definitely brighter under the sun and now the stars too.   Frank is a consummate volunteer dedicating endless hours to many causes including the Kootenay Ro


IT’S BACK – TIM HORTONS SMILE COOKIE WEEK
Sep. 12, 2015

Annual Smile Cookie campaign launches on September 14th in support of Healthcare CRANBROOK, BC – September 10, 2015 – Tim Hortons is bringing more smiles to Cranbrook with the kickoff of the annual Smile Cookie campaign.  For one week starting on Mon


Take the Drive, Make a Difference for EKFH!
Sep. 01, 2015

Cranbrook, BC… On Saturday, September 19, community members will have the opportunity to test drive a new Ford vehicle and, at the same time; help raise funds for East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s areas of greatest need. The test drive will be se


Planning Underway for Aggie’s Fall Fling to Support Cranbrook Caregivers
Aug. 31, 2015

Cranbrook, BC…Cranbrook Caregivers might be dancing a little jig thanks to an up and coming fundraiser.  The September 25 benefit dance, music by the Noteables, is being organized by Kevin Dunk and the Cranbrook Caregivers Group.  This fundraiser is


Yahk, the Little Town that Did ~ Back Again for ICU
Aug. 18, 2015

Photo Details: The Creston Community Band will be providing the musical entertainment for the Yahk Kingsgate Recreation Society Carefest Yahk, BC…   It’s been a few years since Yahk, the little town that could; did in fact fundraise over $8,000 from


EKFH’s Starlite Campaign – New Brand to Launch 2015 Campaign
Aug. 17, 2015

Cranbrook, BC…    In the summer of 2008 the East Kootenay Regional Hospital was undergoing a major expansion with a new emergency department, ambulatory care and registration areas.   The exterior design of the hospital offered an opportunity for EKF


Key City Old-Timers Hockey Club makes 1st Starlite Gift
Aug. 17, 2015

Cranbrook, BC…  It’s truly amazing to think that even when hockey rinks don’t have ice surfaces down, organizations like the Key City Old-timers Hockey Club are still busy with activities with their 120+ members. The recreation hockey league (35+ men


EKRH ICU/Electrical/Pediatrics Project Update
Aug. 11, 2015

ICU/Electrical Redevelopment Interior Health is entering the home stretch on a new intensive care unit (ICU) and major electrical upgrades to East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook. The new building structure for the ICU and electrical equipmen


EKFH Funds $14,000 for new beds at Elk Valley Hospital
Jul. 22, 2015

Photo Details: Donna-Marie Burak-Young, Holly Grayson, Patricia Moore & Sophie Perrault sharing their thanks for the new beds at EVH Fernie, BC…   The Elk Valley Hospital recently welcomed the arrival of 2 new low profile beds thanks to $14,000 i


Raffle Benefits ICU!
Jun. 26, 2015

Cranbrook, BC…  Photo details: Left to Right – Russ Colombo, EKFH Board Member, Chase Thielen, Owner, Silverado Construction, Patricia Whalen, Assistant Executive Director, EKFH. A logging truck full of dry larch was the top prize in a raffle to rais


Every $ you donate in June qualifies EKFH to win $10,000!
Jun. 11, 2015

The summer can be challenging for charities – typically a time with lower supporter engagement and a decline in donations. The solution? The Great Canadian Giving Challenge! Launching this year for the first time, it encourages Canadians to donate in


1st Windermere Health Care Auxiliary Golf Tourney a Success
Jun. 11, 2015

Windermere, BC… They may be a small group but for members of the Windermere Health Care Auxiliary (WHCA) The Twee-Tee Birdies (Paula Overguard, Rhonda Halyn, Gay Saruwatari, & Taylor Chartrand) one of the many teams taking part in the 1st annual


Fairmont Lions $4,000 for Diabetes Wellness
Jun. 09, 2015

Fairmont, BC…    Last Saturday under a bright blue sky a full slate of 144 golfers hit the links at the annual Fairmont Lions Coy’s Golf Fun Day.  The tournament now in its 26th year is one of the more popular golf events in the Fairmont area and its


Jewels on Ninth recognizes ICU Team with $2,000 Gift
Jun. 04, 2015

Cranbrook, BC…    The East Kootenay Regional Hospital ICU team is getting excited about the department’s move to the new 6-bed unit in the spring of 2016.   This new addition to the regional hospital replaces the current four-bed unit and will also i


Beachcomber Spring Splash Event $554.45 for EKRH
Jun. 02, 2015

Donna Grainger, EKFH Executive Director accepts a donation for the foundation’s general purpose fund from Beachcomber’s Murray Floyd, Shane Ouilette, Julie Hills and Shandi Hyggen.  The funds were raised through the company’s Spring Splash Sales even


CANFOR Charity Program $9,000 for ICU
Jun. 02, 2015

Cranbrook, BC…  EKFH’s East Kootenay Regional Hospital ICU Redevelopment Campaign has received another major gift thanks to CANFOR. CANFOR’s East Kootenay Operations is dedicating $9,000 from its charitable giving program to support the hospital foun


Golden Hospital Transport Ventilator Fundraiser
Jun. 02, 2015

The Need: Golden Hospital needs a new transport ventilator breathing machine for trauma patients being transferred to other hospitals. How to Help: Make a donation. Where: Online through EKFH at www.ekfh.ca By cheque or cash at the Golden Hospital By


Cranbrook Lions support EKFH with $500 for ICU
Jun. 01, 2015

Photo Details: Donna Grainger accepts a cheque of $500 from Cranbrook Lions Club member Bob Duthie Cranbrook, BC… This week members of the Cranbrook Lions Club paid special visits to a few Cranbrook charities presenting them with donations that suppo


Eastern Star Kimberley Honours Losses with Gift to Palliative Care
Mar. 09, 2015

Submitted by EKFH on 09-03-2015 Kimberley, BC…. Members of Harmony Chapter #45, OES of Kimberley recently made a $900 gift to EKFH in memory of Lorna Sortome and Jean Craik. The two women had many years of dedicated service with the local Chapter. Th


Mountain City Travel – Fetal Doppler Monitor for EKRH Maternity
Mar. 06, 2015

Submitted by EKFH on 06-03-2015 Kimberley, BC… Recently Mountain City Travel in Kimberley held an extremely successful “Travel Beyond Your Expectations” event with a twist fundraising component for EKFH and the maternity unit at the East Kootenay Reg


EKFH Board Announces Growth Initiatives
Mar. 03, 2015

Submitted by EKFH on 03-03-2015 Cranbrook, BC…. To be successful in any business venture (including not-for-profit groups) it takes strong leadership and a big-picture focus to take the organization to the next level. Over the last two years, EKFH’s


Donation helps ICU Campaign Keep a Bright Impression
Feb. 19, 2015

Submitted by EKFH on 19-02-2015 Cranbrook, BC…. This week EKFH received a fantastic donation of soap, foam and water to keep the ICU fundraising car bright and shiny thanks to Kurt Swanson of Victoria Ave Car & Pet Wash. As a long-time supporter


“PHANTOM” CAMPAIGN MAKES A REAL DIFFERENCE
Feb. 18, 2015

Submitted by EKFH on 18-02-2015 INVERMERE, BC … The East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s (EKFH) second annual “Phantom Celebrating Health Care Campaign” wrapped up late last year and was an overwhelming success once again. Past sponsors, donors and


EKFH Thanks Supporters & Releases 1st ICU Funding Confirmation
Feb. 17, 2015

Submitted by EKFH on 17-02-2015 Cranbrook, BC…. On October 6, 2014 EKFH took on the opportunity for a fundraising campaign to purchase essential equipment for the East Kootenay Regional Hospital’s new intensive care unit. The 17-month $1 million doll


Kootenay Orchards Grade 6 Class Project Brings $345 for ICU
Feb. 13, 2015

Submitted by EKFH on 13-02-2015 Cranbrook, BC…. In the spirit of giving to others, the Grade 6 students of Kootenay Orchards, along with Mrs. Deibert from Parkland were involved in designing and building birdhouses in order to raise money to help oth


EKFH visits IHCA to Congratulate on New Thrift Shop
Feb. 05, 2015

Submitted by EKFH on 05-02-2015 Invermere, BC…. The wonderful thing about fundraising for hospitals and health care facilities in the East Kootenay is that it takes EKFH too many places meeting many fabulous organizations and people. One of those ama


RCR Kimberley Alpine Resort supports EKFH with $500 to ICU
Feb. 03, 2015

Submitted by EKFH on 03-02-2015 Kimberley, BC… Resorts of the Canadian Rockies continue to show their support to EKFH and the ICU Redevelopment fundraising campaign with a $500 gift compliments of the Kimberley Alpine Resort. Ted Funston, Manager RCR


Starlite Donations Soar $170,087 for ICU & More
Jan. 30, 2015

Submitted by EKFH on 30-01-2015 Cranbrook, BC… An incredible outpouring of generosity from donors throughout the East Kootenay has taken EKFH’s Starlite Campaign to new heights. The 7th annual Starlite Campaign began at the end of November with a goa


RMD’s Crashed Car Thank You – $10,000 for EKFH
Jan. 29, 2015

Submitted by EKFH on 29-01-2015 Cranbrook, BC… As the final few days of EKFH’s Starlite Campaign wind down, Chris Thom, Owner of Rocky Mountain Diesel & Collision presents a $10,000 to the regional hospital foundation. The donation is made on beh


RCR Fernie Alpine Resort $500 Summit Funds Aids ICU
Jan. 23, 2015

Submitted by EKFH on 23-01-2015 Fernie, BC… Resorts of the Canadian Rockies and the Fernie Alpine Resort is the latest group to show its support for EKFH and its $1,000,0000 fundraising drive for equipment for the new ICU Redevelopment Project at the


RCL #24 Poppy Fund $11,088 for Starlite Campaign & ICU
Jan. 23, 2015

Submitted by EKFH on 23-01-2015 Cranbrook, BC… EKFH’s annual Starlite Campaign and the focus on equipment for the regional hospital’s intensive care unit got a beautiful gift this past week. The Royal Canadian Legion #24 is no stranger to showing its


Northstar Lights a Pathway in Support of EKFH & ICU
Jan. 15, 2015

Submitted by EKFH on 15-01-2015 Cranbrook, BC… Derek and Pat Spring of Northstar GM are providing critical support for intensive care with a spectacular show of generosity to EKFH. Hitting the roads this week is a brightly decorated Chevy Trax donate


Family, Legacy of Giving Lights Stars for Creston’s Swan Valley
Jan. 08, 2015

Submitted by EKFH on 08-01-2015 Cranbrook, BC…. Interior Health’s Swan Valley Lodge in Creston is the latest benefactor of a $5,000 gift to EKFH’s Starlite Campaign. Rob and Dennis, sons of Henry & Josephine Gay, took a unique approach to honour


External Dual Chamber Pacemaker Arrives in Golden
Dec. 23, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 23-12-2014 Golden, BC…. Thanks to the generous hearts of EKFH donors a new external dual chamber pacemaker has recently arrived at the Golden & District Hospital. Donations made to East Kootenay Foundation for Health are help


The Miracle of Giving Back – $15,000 to Clinical Skills Development
Dec. 18, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 18-12-2014 Cranbrook, BC….  A $15,000 gift to EKFH’s Starlite Campaign is the latest donation to light stars atop the regional hospital.   What makes this particular gift extra special is that it comes from a very grateful heart


Taylor Adams; Top in Canada, Star at Home
Dec. 16, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 16-12-2014 Cranbrook, BC…. It’s been a busy time for the team at Taylor Adams Chartered Accountants office; not just because of the day to day work they are committed to but their charitable work as well. By now we hope everyone,


Rocky Mountain Diesel, a Tradition of Giving ~ $10,000 for ICU
Dec. 16, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 16-12-2014 Cranbrook, BC…. It’s become a tradition for almost a decade, the gesture of saying thanks to their staff and customers by illuminating stars at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. Rocky Mountain Diesel and Collision a


RBC $15,000 Critical Support for Intensive Care
Dec. 16, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 16-12-2014 Cranbrook, BC…. For any major corporation community investment is not just something nice to do it is part of the culture of its vision and mandate. For RBC and its Foundation that investment has definitely included he


Kootenay ICE Fans gets behind ICU snapd $2,065 to Starlite
Dec. 16, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 16-12-2014 Cranbrook, BC…. ICU snapd, a Hockey Night in Cranbrook was a fun night and a boost to EKFH’s Starlite Campaign. Proceeds from the event are focused toward funding equipment for the new Intensive Care Unit currently und


KHCA $40,000 Leadership Gift for ICU through Starlite
Dec. 15, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 15-12-2014 Kimberley, BC…. The Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary continues to show its commitment to the regional hospital with a third leadership gift for the Intensive Care Unit. In 2013, the KHCA and its members made an unpreced


Taylor Adams Starlite Gift from Breast Cancer Society of Canada
Dec. 05, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 05-12-2014 Cranbrook, BC. – As the highest grossing fundraisers for the Breast Cancer Society of Canada’s national event, Dress for the Cause, the staff of Taylor Adams Chartered Accountants were awarded with a $5000.00 donation


Outpouring of Support for Local Healthcare Continues
Dec. 01, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 01-12-2014 Invermere, BC … The East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s (EKFH) second annual “Phantom Celebrating Health Care Campaign” wrapped up on October 31 and the outpouring of support from individuals and businesses continues


ICU snapd, a Hockey Night in Cranbrook – Dec 12
Nov. 26, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 26-11-2014 Cranbrook, BC… snapd East Kootenay, Janice Sommerfeld and her team, are joining up with the Kootenay ICE to do a little something something for EKFH and its Starlite Campaign. At the December 12 game, snapd will be i


EKFH’s 7th Annual Starlite Campaign
Nov. 19, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 19-11-2014 Cranbrook, BC… The brightest stars are those who shine for the benefit of others… (TheDailyQuotes.com). EKFH’s signature holiday fundraiser, the Starlite Campaign, is preparing for the annual lighting of stars atop t


Telus Foundation, Community Connections & Ambassadors bring Hospitals Smiles
Nov. 18, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 18-11-2014 Cranbrook, BC…. Hospitals in Fernie, Invermere, Creston, Golden and Cranbrook received some surprise gifts for their maternity units this week when Telus Community Ambassadors (East Kootenay) dropped by EKFH to deliver


NAPA Colleagues Remember John Dixon with $2,360 Starlite Gift to EKFH
Nov. 18, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 18-11-2014 Cranbrook, BC…. EKFH’s is weeks away from the launch of the 2014 Starlite Campaign and recently the foundation received one of its most precious Starlite Gifts. A few months ago franchise owners and managers from NAPA


Starlite Campaign $500 Cranbrook Pest Control
Nov. 17, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 17-11-2014 Cranbrook, BC…. Cornelius Murphy of Cranbrook Pest Control shares a huge smile while presenting EKFH’s Donna Grainger with a $500 gift for the 2014 Starlite Campaign. The donation will not only go a long way to help li


KERHD Chair & Director say Goodbye with a Gift
Nov. 17, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 17-11-2014 Cranbrook, BC…. In life there comes a point when one has to say goodbye. For two individuals of the KERHD (Kootenay East Regional Hospital District) Board they are not only leaving behind a legacy of commitment to comm


Creston OR Warms Up with EKFH Donation of $4,350 Blanket Warmer
Nov. 10, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 10-11-2014 Creston, BC… Over the past few months the board of directors at EKFH (East Kootenay Foundation for Health) have been making a list; an equipment and patient comfort list. In addition to its ongoing fundraising for both


EKRH Respiratory Clients benefit from Previous Starlite Campaign
Nov. 07, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 07-11-2014 Cranbrook, BC…. EKFH’s Starlite Campaign is preparing for its 7th annual appearance later this month. In the meantime, many health care departments have started to receive pieces of equipment secured from donations fro


2nd Star ($5,000) for Starlite Campaign a BMO Halloween Treat
Oct. 31, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 31-10-2014 Cranbrook, BC… The managers and staff at the Cranbrook BMO Bank of Montreal had a little extra fun this Halloween when Mary Quinn, BMO Branch Manager asked EKFH’s Donna Grainger to drop into the branch for a costume fi


Creston Tuck Shop – Christmas Craft Fair ~ December 6
Oct. 29, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 29-10-2014 Creston, BC… On a recent visit to the Creston Valley Hospital, EKFH’s Donna Grainger and Beth Bennett took time to stop and visit one of the other key funders in health care, the Creston Tuck Shop. President Mabel McCo


BPNS Tourney Recognizes YKRS with $500 Gift
Oct. 28, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 28-10-2014 Yahk, BC… Earlier this summer members from the Yahk Kingsgate Recreation Society (YKRS) lent a hand and watched for hole-in-one possibilities at the BPNS Golf Tournament in support of EKFH (East Kootenay Foundation for


Creston Shrine Club supports CVH Pediatrics $623
Oct. 27, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 27-10-2014 Creston, BC… The Creston Valley Shrine Club 35 recently made a donation of $623 to EKFH. The regional hospital foundation stewards funds for the Pediatric Unit of the Creston Valley Hospital.   The Creston Shriners hav


TIM HORTONS SMILE COOKIES CAMPAIGN $15,680 FOR REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Oct. 15, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 15-10-2014 Annual Smile Cookie campaign in support of the CHCA & EKFH overwhelmed by support CRANBROOK, BC – October 15, 2014 – Tim Hortons brought more smiles to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital recently with its annual S


Lots to be Thankful for ~ RCL #24 & FW Green Home
Oct. 10, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 10-10-2014 Cranbrook, BC… Yesterday at the Dr. F. W. Green Home was a special one as the residential care facility welcomed the arrival of a new broda chair and four pulse oximeter compliments of a donation made earlier in the ye


Lions’ Club Walk-a-thon Vision Nets $8,675
Oct. 10, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 10-10-2014 Invermere, BC… Individually they make notable contributions to the communities they live in but together the prowess of the Lions Clubs of Windermere District, Fairmont, Wasa Lake and Golden (Zone E10) is remarkable. R


CELEBRATING HEALTH CARE “PHANTOM” VISITS KSCU BRANCH
Oct. 09, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 09-10-2014 Invermere, BC – The second annual Celebrating Health Care Phantom Campaign kicked off in the Columbia Valley on September 1 and continues through to October 31. The donation drive, a joint partnership between Kootenay


Calendar Girls honours Jenna with $1,570 Gift to EKRH Oncology
Oct. 09, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 09-10-2014 Cranbrook, BC… The Off Center Players in cooperation with the Cranbrook Community Theatre presented “Calendar Girls” in May of this year. The stage play chronicles the real-life story of a Women’s Institute chapter’s f


Annual Starlite Campaign will start with Judy’s Star
Oct. 03, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 03-10-2014 Moyie, BC… For the second year in a row the residents, managers and owners of the Eagles Nest RV Resort in Moyie will take the honour of lighting the first star of East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s annual Starlite


Pink Garden Tea $500 Gift for Creston ER & Pediatrics
Oct. 02, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 02-10-2014 Creston, BC… Just imagine sitting in a beautiful garden surrounded by flowers and gorgeous scenery with the scents of freshly baked scones and teas brewing filling your senses. You may think it is imagination when in f


Personal Windfall leads to $10,000 Gift for Workplace
Oct. 02, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 02-10-2014 Cranbrook, BC… When Danielle St. Jean of Cranbrook received a call from Bree Protasiewich, Manager of Cranbrook Mitsubishi advising her that she had just won $10,000 as part of an August promotion by the company she wa


BPNS Charity Tournament Keeps on Giving
Oct. 02, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 02-10-2014 Cranbrook, BC… The Boston Pizza Northstar Par 3 Charity Golf Tournament held in late August was certainly a major success for East Kootenay Foundation for Health and the regional hospital with seven vital signs monitor


Bosto Pizza Northstar Par 3 Charity Brings in $29,000 for EKRH
Sep. 22, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 22-09-2014 CRANBROOK, BC — The 3rd Annual Boston Pizza/Northstar GM Par 3 Charity Golf Tournament took place on August 22, 2014 and with the overwhelming support from sponsors, donors and the participants, we are very pleased t


COLUMBIA VALLEY’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS “PHANTOM” EVENT RETURNS
Sep. 17, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 17-09-2014 Invermere, BC – The golf course isn’t booked and the players don’t show, but the money raised by the Phantom Celebrating Health Care Golf tournament, brought to you by Kootenay Savings and the East Kootenay Foundation


TIM HORTONS IS SHARING EVEN MORE SMILES THIS WEEK
Sep. 11, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 11-09-2014 Annual Smile Cookie campaign launches today in support of the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary & East Kootenay Foundation for Health CRANBROOK, BC – September 15, 2014 – Tim Hortons is bringing more smiles to Cranbr


Diabetes Wellness Center receives $2,100 Glucose Monitor
Aug. 13, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 13-08-2014 Cranbrook, BC… Proceeds from East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s 2013 Starlite Campaign continues to make a difference in community care programs throughout the region. The most recent equipment purchase is a $2,100


EKFH’s Starlite Campaign Surprises Sparwood Team $3,000 Cart
Aug. 07, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 07-08-2014 Sparwood, BC… Not often does a surprise come off without a hitch but this one certainly did. Recently East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Brian Clifford (Chair) and Donna Grainger (Executive Director) were hosted wit


BPNS Golf Tourney welcomes BMO Nesbitt Burns Sponsorship & Donation
Jul. 15, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 15-07-2014 Cranbrook, BC…  BMO Nesbitt Burns’ investment advisors, Dale Stypula, Rob Venier and Greg Sternig, present Don MacMillan and Colin Sinclair, East Kootenay Foundation for Health and members of the Boston Pizza Northst


Boston Pizza/Northstar Motors 3rd Annual Par 3 Charity Golf Tournament
Jul. 15, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 15-07-2014 Cranbrook – With a brand new car for a hole-in-one prize on every hole this is one tournament you will not want to miss! Boston Pizza Cranbrook and Northstar Motors Ltd. have joined forces for the 3rd Annual Par 3 Char


Lions Walk-a-Thon for Health Care
Jul. 14, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 14-07-2014 Windermere, BC… The Walk-a-Thon for Health Care is a new fundraising event for Lions Zone E10 which consists of: Fairmont & District Lions Club, Golden Lions Club, Lake Windermere District Lions Club and the Wasa L


Pathways to Home Community Program receives Starlite Funding
Jul. 11, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 11-07-2014 Cranbrook, BC… This week the Pathways to Home Community Program received some much-needed pieces of equipment thanks to donors that supported East Kootenay Foundation for Health and the 2013 Starlite Campaign. The 2013


Class of ’64 – 50 year celebration, $500 to EKFH for Walkers
Jul. 07, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 07-07-2014 Cranbrook, BC… A 50 year school reunion of the Class of 1964 from Mt Baker Senior Secondary recently took place in Cranbrook. Once all the festivities were complete the organizing committee found themselves with some r


Pink Garden Tea supporting Women in Creston
Jul. 04, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 04-07-2014 Creston , BC… When you mention gardening to Creston resident Debbie Graham we’re certain you won’t forget that memorable smile she gives. You see for the past several years Debbie has made it her personal commitment to


Hats On – Thanks to Telus Community Ambassadors
Jul. 03, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 03-07-2014 Cranbrook, BC… Normally when we celebrate something exciting we say “Hats Off to ___” but in this case it’s “Hats On – thanks to the Telus Community Ambassadors”. When East Kootenay Foundation for Health received a req


$500 For Health Care – Life’s Brighter Under the Sun
Jul. 03, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 03-07-2014 Cranbrook, BC… Although Michael Christianson, CLU CH FC of Sun Life Financial left his position as a member of the board with East Kootenay Foundation for Health last year, his commitment to supporting health care has


KHCA $15,000 & EKFH $5,000 Starlite Gift Unite for ER Bi-Pap
Jun. 18, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 18-06-2014 Kimberley, BC… Maybe you found that amazing dress still with a tag on it, or those men’s sandals that your guy must have, or how about that kitchen gadget you know you don’t need but you buy it anyhow. Ever wonder what


Community & Health Foundations Come Together $20,000 for Bariatric Bed
Jun. 18, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 18-06-2014 Creston, BC… A new bariatric hospital bed will soon be making its appearance at the Swan Valley Residential Care Facility in Creston thanks to the coming together of two foundations. The Creston Kootenay Foundation and


RMD Celebrates Arrival of Starlite Campaign Equipment
Jun. 16, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 16-06-2014 Cranbrook, BC… Rocky Mountain Diesel & Autobody’s Chris Thom couldn’t have been any happier when he stopped by the East Kootenay Regional Hospital physiotherapy department to welcome the arrival of a very special p


Fairmont Lions Club shows $1,500 support of Regional Health Care
Jun. 16, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 16-06-2014 Fairmont, BC… Lions Clubs plan and participate in a wide variety of service projects that meet the international goal of Lions Clubs international as well as the needs of their local community. For the Fairmont Lions C


RBC Matching Gift for Volunteering ($500) aids Creston Maternity
May. 26, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 26-05-2014 Cranbrook, BC… The Creston Hospital’s maternity unit received a welcome gift of $500 thanks to the volunteer efforts of Cranbrook’s Cindy Yates. Yates, a former board member with East Kootenay Foundation for Health, de


MediChair Kootenay Boundary supports Regional Fall Prevention Program
May. 26, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 26-05-2014 Cranbrook, BC… Representatives from MediChair Kootenay Boundary recently visited hospitals in Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere and Creston with a promotion of Bauerfeind compression stockings and bracing products. While th


St Mary’s School Spirit Continues to Support Health Care
May. 21, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 21-05-2014 Cranbrook, BC… East Kootenay Foundation for Health received a basket full of smiles this past week thanks to a beautiful gift of $525 from the St Mary’s Catholic Independent School. “Our vision is to be a flourishing C


Royal Canadian Legion #24 Poppy Fund continues to support Veterans’ Health
Apr. 30, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 30-04-2014 Cranbrook, BC… Since 1921, the poppy has stood as a symbol of Remembrance with a visual pledge to never forget all those Canadians who have fallen in war and military operations. The poppy also honours those who contin


Honouring a Life & Collaboration Benefits Sparwood Health Centre
Apr. 30, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 30-04-2014 Sparwood, BC… The Sparwood Health Centre received a very special gift this last week thanks to a collaboration of a local family, the Sparwood Health Centre and two hospital foundations. For Ruth Emslie it was a gift t


IH Issues Tender for EKRH ICU/Electrical Project
Feb. 27, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 27-02-2014 CRANBROOK – Interior Health took another big step towards East Kootenay Regional Hospital’s new intensive care unit and upgraded electrical system today when it released the tender for a general contractor for the proj


SaveOn Overwaitea complete More Rewards Points Fundraiser $4,000 to Starlite
Feb. 25, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 25-02-2014 Cranbrook, BC… Who knew that grocery shopping could make a direct impact on health care? But that is exactly what happened thanks to a recent fundraiser for EKFH’s Starlite Campaign.   When SaveOn (Cranbrook) and Overw


EKFH Overwhelmed with $130,699 for Starlite Campaign
Jan. 31, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 31-01-2014 Cranbrook, BC… When the East Kootenay Foundation for Health launched its 6th annual Starlite Campaign the focus on fundraising was to support and strengthen health initiatives in the East Kootenay.   Now as the Campaig


$13,502 Raised for the Invermere Hospital
Jan. 29, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 29-01-2014 The Phanton Celebrating Heath Care Golf Tournament raised $13,502 for the Invermere Hospital. Thank you to all our generous donors, click here to view or doanload the donor list (pdf).


Dragonboat Paddlers another $3,000 to Starlite & Breast Cancer Care
Jan. 22, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 22-01-2014 Cranbrook BC – Their commitment to supporting breast cancer care never ceases. This week East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Starlite Campaign received an additional boost of support thanks to a second gift of $3,000


ICE Fans Recognize Reinhart $5,322.17 – Bobble Heads Next
Jan. 16, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 16-01-2014 Cranbrook, BC – East Kootenay Foundation for Health and the Kootenay ICE are preparing to say thanks to ICE fans for their continued support of the Starlite Campaign. In early December EKFH put out a call for fans to s


A Family Honours Their Daughter’s Wishes
Jan. 16, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 16-01-2014 (Written with permission of Michelle Evans & Laine Evans) Cranbrook, BC – Even though it is one of the most difficult times of their life, Michelle Evans and Laine Evans of Cranbrook recently reached out to East Ko


17 Stars Lit ~ Fundraising Continues toward Final Goal
Jan. 15, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 15-01-2014 Cranbrook, BC – With the New Year upon us East Kootenay Foundation for Health is proud to share that it’s Starlite Campaign with a goal of supporting and strengthening health care initiatives made one of its first camp


Denham Ford “Shoot for the Truck” $1,497 for Starlite
Jan. 10, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 10-01-2014 Cranbrook, BC… “The generosity of the people in our community never ceases to amaze me especially around the time the foundation hosts its annual Starlite Campaign,” explains EKFH Executive Director Donna Grainger. In


PT the Clown’s Magical Christmas $500 for Pediatric Unit
Jan. 09, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 09-01-2014 Cranbrook, BC… Photo details:   L-R:   East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Donna Grainger (Executive Director) and Beth Bennett (Financial Officer) are all smiles as the joyful PT the Clown (aka Marilyn Christensen


Falkins Insurance Group stars for Kids at Golden Hospital
Jan. 06, 2014

Submitted by EKFH on 06-01-2014 Golden, BC… Just prior to the holidays the Golden Hospital received a surprise donation courtesy of Falkins Insurance Group (Golden & Cranbrook) as part of East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Starlite Campaign. F


EKRH Christmas Door Decorating Contest a Close Call
Dec. 24, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 24-12-2013 Cranbrook, BC … It is the first of its kind at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital but after witnessing the overwhelming creativity and participation by 26 departments in the hospital, the Christmas Door Decorating Con


RBC Foundation & Cranbrook Branch share $10,000 Starlite Spirit
Dec. 20, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 20-12-2013 Cranbrook, BC – EKFH Executive Director Donna Grainger had the chance to join in a get together with managers and staff at the RBC Cranbrook branch this morning. While there Grainger also had the opportunity to persona


Elk Valley Hospital Foundation & EKFH Starlite Collaboration
Dec. 20, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 20-12-2013 Jaffray, BC – What may be a surprise to some people is that in the East Kootenay region there are actually two health care foundations who are actively involved in fundraising. One is the East Kootenay Foundation for H


Denham Ford – Shoot for the Truck & Starlite is Back – Dec 27
Dec. 20, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 20-12-2013 Cranbrook, BC… It may not be easy to do but it can be done. Take a huge board, cut a small rectangular hole (just large enough for a puck to slip through), place it in a goalie net and then take two shooters and place


ICE Bring Holiday Spirit to EKRH
Dec. 16, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 16-12-2013 Cranbrook, BC… Thanks to local hockey fans members of the Kootenay ICE arrived at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital this morning to deliver bears and other stuffed animals to patients throughout the hospital.  Wyatt


Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary Starlite Spirit to Lead ICU Purchase
Dec. 12, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 12-12-2013 Kimberley, BC… It’s the most wonderful time of the year when people come together to share friendship, fellowship and giving. The Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary recently gathered their members and a few special guests


Columbia Valley Communities Help Raise $21,721 for Healthcare
Dec. 12, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 12-12-2013 Invermere, BC … The Columbia Valley’s most prestigious non-event, ‘The Phantom Celebrating Health Care Golf Tournament’, wrapped up on November 30, with a tremendous show of support from individuals and businesses thro


Wal-mart Toy Drive a Passion for Carolin
Dec. 09, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 09-12-2013 Cranbrook, BC – Several times a year Carolin Hockley a member of the Wal-mart Charity Team, brings her passion for fun to East Kootenay Foundation for Health by spearheading a toy drive to help stock the Pediatric Toy


Rocky Mountain Diesel’s ‘Crashed Cars’ Returns
Dec. 09, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 09-12-2013 Cranbrook, BC – It’s been six years since East Kootenay Foundation for Health launched its annual Starlite Campaign with hopes of lighting 17 brilliant blue stars along the roof line of the East Kootenay Regional Hospi


SaveOn & Overwaitea Foods “Help Light a Star’ Event Extended
Dec. 05, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 05-12-2013 Fernie, BC – On November 21 SaveOn Foods in Cranbrook and Overwaitea Foods in Kimberley and Fernie launched their own special fundraiser to Help Light a Star for EKFH’s Starlite Campaign. Since the launch customers hav


SPECIAL HEALTH CARE CHAIRS ARRIVE ~ THANKS TIM HORTONS
Dec. 04, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 04-12-2013 Cranbrook, BC– After a very successful 2013 Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign no time was wasted by the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary ordering two phlebotomy chairs for the regional hospital’s Ambulatory Care Unit an


A Gift from the Heart for Breast Cancer
Dec. 04, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 04-12-2013 Cranbrook, BC… Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis is never easy and when treatment begins you sometimes just need that little something that can make the journey easier.   The East Kootenay Regional Hospital’s oncolog


Show Your Starlite Appreciation – EKFH, ICE & Sam Reinhart
Dec. 02, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 02-12-2013 Cranbrook, BC – It’s been an annual Kootenay ICE tradition to “Shoot for the Star” since the Starlite Campaign began. Since then the ICE organization and some of its well-known alumni ICE players such as Matt Fraser, D


Cranbrook Garden Club Brings Holiday Spirit to EKRH
Dec. 02, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 02-12-2013 Cranbrook, BC … Members from the Cranbrook Garden Club brought their green thumbs indoors last week as they donated their time to decorate the lobby Christmas tree at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. The group was


6th Annual Starlite Campaign Supporting Community Health Care Initiatives
Nov. 28, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 28-11-2013 Cranbrook, BC… One of the best parts of living in the East Kootenays is the lifestyle it offers. Many people are born and raised here and many more are choosing to move here to raise their families. But we are also a s


Dynamiters & Dragonboat Paddlers Light a Star for Breast Cancer Care
Nov. 26, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 26-11-2013 Kimberley BC – What can only be touted as ‘stars’ aligning when the Kimberley Dynamiters Hockey Club, who play a sport on a frozen water in the winter, joined up with the summer paddlers from the Abreast in the Rockies


2013 Starlite Campaign
Nov. 26, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 26-11-2013 Thank you for lighting a path for others, the 2013 campaign has begun thanks to these amazing stars: 1st Star:  Eagles Nest RV Resort (Management & Residence) 2nd Star:  Key City Old Timers Hockey Club, Anonymous G


P.T. the Clown’s Magical Christmas Back for Starlite Campaign
Nov. 19, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 19-11-2013 Cranbrook, BC – You’re sure to have seen her around the community or in the region with a smile as big as the prairies, her rainbow attitude and clothing setting the world on edge with happiness; she is P.T. the Clown,


Key City Old-Timers Hockey & Public Donations set to light Star #2
Nov. 18, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 18-11-2013 Cranbrook, BC – East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Starlite Campaign is in the final stages of preparation for its launch on November 29.    With star #1 already in place (thank you Eagles Nest RV Resort) the founda


Starlite Campaign; 1st Star Gift arrives early ~ Eagle’s Nest RV Resort
Nov. 06, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 06-11-2013 Moyie, BC – With a few snowflakes in the air and the anticipated hustle and bustle of holiday shopping around the corner East Kootenay Foundation for Health is preparing for its largest annual holiday fundraiser ~ the


Help us Light a Star – SaveOn & Overwaitea Foods Set Goal for $5,000
Nov. 06, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 06-11-2013 Cranbrook, BC – EKFH’s Starlite Campaign is going to get some welcomed help in its fundraising efforts as SaveOn Foods in Cranbrook and Overwaitea Foods in Kimberley and Fernie create a special event to help us a light


Phantom Event Strikes a Match for Community Hospital
Oct. 31, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 31-10-2013 Invermere, BC… The Columbia Valley’s most prestigious non-event, “The Phantom Celebrating Health Care Golf Tournament”, launched in early September and has made its way into the hearts of sponsors, golfers and the comm


Mountain City Travel River Cruise Fundraiser $1200 for EKFH
Oct. 25, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 25-10-2013 Kimberley, BC… It may not be a normal part of the travel experience, but recently several passengers who joined in the legendary waterways of Europe river cruise with Kimberley’s Mountain City Travel gave a bonus to he


Creston Quilters Continue to Bring Creative Joy to EKRH
Oct. 25, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 25-10-2013 Cranbrook, BC… Quilts 4 Kids from Creston dropped by the East Kootenay Foundation for Health this week to deliver another dozen custom handmade quilts for the regional hospital’s maternity department. The colours and t


Wheelchairs arrive at EKRH – Thanks RBC Foundation
Oct. 04, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 04-10-2013 Cranbrook, BC…  They are bright, shiny and new plus a very welcomed addition at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.   Eleven new wheelchairs arrived to the regional hospital today thanks to the generous $20,000 gift f


CRANBROOK TIM HORTONS SMILE COOKIE CAMPAIGNS SURPASSES $57,000
Oct. 04, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 04-10-2013 Cranbrook, BC– It’s been eight years since proceeds from the sale of chunky chocolate deliciousness of Tim Hortons Smile Cookies was focused at supporting health care at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. For Matt Ga


Build It Forward and Alliance $1,000 for Spiritual Care Fund
Oct. 04, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 04-10-2013 Cranbrook, BC…  It just wasn’t the wonders of hearing the amazing songs of country music star Paul Brandt when he played a concert last May at the Cranbrook Alliance Church but it is the wonder of his generosity that i


Six Years of Memorial Tourney in Honour of Rob & Dirk
Oct. 01, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 01-10-2013 Cranbrook, BC…  Over the past six years a memorial golf tournament in honour of Rob Lehmann and Dirk Rozenboom organized by Ian Kozicky of BC Hydro helps to remember and pay tribute to some special co-workers who were


Former Board Member’s Volunteer Hours Recognized by RBC
Oct. 01, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 01-10-2013 Cranbrook, BC…  After fourteen years as a dedicated board member at East Kootenay Foundation for Health, newly retired director Cindy Yates asked Executive Director Donna Grainger to drop in to her office for a final s


Celebrating Canadian Citizenship with a truly Canadian Gift
Sep. 27, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 27-09-2013 The 2013 Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign is coming to a close and what could be close to a story line for a Tim Hortons truly Canadian commercial is one of the last case of cookies donation.    Anthea Gill, Professio


Getting to Know EKFH Treasurer – Mike Calder
Sep. 18, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 18-09-2013 Mike is an assurance and accounting partner with BDO Canada LLP with 16 years experience providing accounting, tax and business advisory services to entrepreneurial, owner-managed businesses as well as individuals. Mik


EKFH Board takes up Director’s Cookie Challenge
Sep. 18, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 18-09-2013 Cranbrook, BC…. The delivery may be a week later than anticipated but on September 23 the arrival of yummy chocolate chip cookies to start the 2013 Tim Hortons Smile Face Cookie Campaign is something the board members


$22,000 from Boston Pizza Northstar GM Charity Tournament
Sep. 06, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 06-09-2013 Cranbrook, BC…. There may have been a few lighting strikes that delayed the golf game but nothing could dampen the spirits of the 144 golfers who came out to support the recent Boston Pizza Northstar GM Par 3 Charity G


EKRH Food Services Thanks the “Stars”
Sep. 05, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 05-09-2013 Cranbrook, BC… This week East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s mission to provide funding for the East Kootenay Regional Hospital and other facilities in complementing the health care needs of the region celebrated the


Announcing the Columbia Valley’s Most Prestigious “Phantom” Event
Sep. 05, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 05-09-2013 Invermere, BC – The golf course isn’t booked and the players don’t show, but the money raised by the Phantom Celebrating Health Care Golf tournament, brought to you by Kootenay Savings and the East Kootenay Foundation


Knights of Columbus 8631 bariatric wheelchair donation
Sep. 04, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 04-09-2013 Cranbrook, BC…   East Kootenay Foundation for Health recently accepted a donation of a bariatric wheelchair from the Knights of Columbus #8631 (Cranbrook).     The bariatric chair offers extra wide seating and weight b


TIM HORTONS SMILE COOKIE CAMPAIGN SUPPORTS EKFH & CHCA
Sep. 03, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 03-09-2013 Annual cookie fundraiser runs September 23-27, 2013 Cranbrook, BC– Tim Hortons is bringing more smiles to Cranbrook with the launch of the annual Smile Cookie fundraiser. For one week starting September 23, Tim Hortons


Fairmont Lions Club Continues Health Care Support $1,500 Gift
Aug. 27, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 27-08-2013 Fairmont, BC… Last night the new “Den” of the Fairmont & District Lions Club played host to East Kootenay Foundation for Health with Donna Grainger, Executive Director and Cindy Yates (past EKFH director) stopping


EKFH's Executive Director – Donna Grainger
Aug. 20, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 20-08-2013 Donna Grainger has been the Executive Director of EKFH for the past 8 years.  Her company, Creative Sparks Communications, is contracted to the foundation which works on behalf of the volunteer Board of Directors which


Boston Pizza Northstar Charity Golf Tournament Filled
Aug. 14, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 14-08-2013 Cranbrook, BC… With just over a week to go the organizing committee of the Boston Pizza Northstar Charity Golf Tournament is ecstatic with sponsor and player support. The 2nd annual event takes place on August 23 at th


Your Donations Hard at Work – EKFH Fiscal Year End 2012 2013
Aug. 08, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 08-08-2013 The generosity and support of our donors has enabled EKFH to provide funding confirmations for these areas of care for its fiscal year end 2012/2013. Facility Item Approved Funding Better Babies Infant Car Seats 300 Cr


Medichair Customer Appreciation donates to EKFH
Aug. 08, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 08-08-2013 Cranbrook, BC… Details:  Dana Tippe, Owner of Medichair Kootenay Boundary presents East Kootenay Foundation for Health (Donna Grainger, Executive Director) with a gift of $407.00 from its healthy lunch sales at its r


Learning More about EKFH Director – Wes Rogers
Aug. 08, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 08-08-2013 Wesley Rogers is a lawyer with Rella & Paolini, Lawyers.  After practicing in Calgary, Alberta, with one of the largest law firms in Canada, Wes returned to his hometown of Cranbrook, BC in 2010 to work at Rella


EKFH More than Just Large Capital Campaigns
Aug. 08, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 08-08-2013 The East Kootenay Foundation for Health (EKFH) is a non-profit charitable public foundation and recognized B.C. society whose mission is to provide funding for the East Kootenay Regional Hospital and other community fa


Children a Priority for East Kootenay Shrine Club No 4
Jul. 29, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 29-07-2013 Cranbrook, BC… Members of the East Kootenay Shrine Club took a recent opportunity to invite East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Donna Grainger down to tour the Shriners Hospitals for Children Care Canada bus. The bus


A bit about Colin Sinclair – EKFH Director
Jul. 26, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 26-07-2013 Colin Sinclair was born and raised in Brooks Alberta and found himself in Cranbrook as a member of the WHL Kootenay ICE hockey organization.   He was a professional hockey player  (playing in Canada and Internationally


Telus matches Employee Contributions for Mammography Unit
Jul. 23, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 23-07-2013 Details: Edith LeClair of the local Telus Community Ambassadors delivers a cheque to East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Executive Director Donna Grainger as part of the Telus Corporation Employee Charitable Giving p


Welcome to new EKFH Director – Russ Colombo
Jul. 22, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 22-07-2013 Russ is a long time Kootenay resident, originally from Creston and a resident of Cranbrook since 1969. He knows the area well and is aware of many of the needs and wishes of the local people.  He is a civil and structu


Welcome to new EKFH Director – Mark Dickson
Jul. 22, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 22-07-2013 Mark has had extensive experience in the Financial Services industry – particulary in Waterloo, Ontario, where he was born and raised.  After a recent promotion to the role of Kootenay Financial Centre Manager with Sun


Getting to Know EKFH 2nd Vice Chair – Sheilah Moore
Jul. 22, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 22-07-2013 Sheilah is a retired educator who worked many years for School District #5 as a teacher, vice-principal, principal and director of instruction.   After leaving SD #5 she worked as an instructor and practicum supervisor


A bit about Sam Cowan – EKFH's 1st Vice Chair
Jul. 22, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 22-07-2013 Sam Cowan has been in the Property and Casualty Insurance industry for 13 years with varying responsibilities.  He started working for an insurance company claims department and moved quickly into commercial sales then


Introducing EKFH Board Chair – Brian Clifford
Jul. 05, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 05-07-2013 Background and Experience: Brian is a retired Chemical Engineer who spent the majority of his 38 career years in administration responsible for operations in a pulpmill in the East Kootenays.  This background included


Royal Canadian Legion #24 supports Veterans & Healthcare
Jul. 02, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 02-07-2013 Photo details: Back Row L-R: Edith LeClair, Les Radcliffe, Bill Cnossen, Colin Anderson & Rob Martin Front Row L-R: Joanne Hiebert, Clive Brown, Roffie Klassen, Donna Grainger (EKFH) & Connie Radcliffe During i


Family Tradition & Corporate Support Benefits Bellies to Babies Program
May. 30, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 30-05-2013 Cranbrook, BC…  EKFH’s Starlite Campaign for Excellence in Health Care has benefited from some amazing gifts and traditions over the years. One such tradition is that of a family who regularly tries to surprise their d


How do I choose the right charity? (You Tube Video from Canada Revenue Agency)
May. 13, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 13-05-2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUqzagmb85Y&list=PL1E5C4C9A88191868


Sun Life Financial honours Volunteer’s Effort
Apr. 26, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 26-04-2013 Cranbrook, BC… Since December 2007 Michael Christianson, a financial planner with Sun Life Financial in Cranbrook, has been dedicating volunteer hours to the role of a director on the board of East Kootenay Foundation


Corrina Girling Memorial Golf Tourney to support new ICU
Apr. 18, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 18-04-2013 Cranbrook, BC… After hearing the announcement of a new six-bed ICU unit for the East Kootenay Regional Hospital, Dave Girling of Cranbrook Dodge took no time in wanting to show his support. The Corrina Girling Memorial


Denham Ford – “Shoot for the Truck” $1,748
Apr. 12, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 12-04-2013 Cranbrook, BC…Thanks to some die hard Kootenay ICE fans and their support of the Denham Ford’s “Shoot for the Truck” event at the March 27 playoff game the East Kootenay Foundation for Health benefits with a gift of $1


Building a Bridge of Comfort for EKRH Oncology
Apr. 12, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 12-04-2013   Details: Val Paolini, RN and Dr. Keith Lowden, GP Oncologist (seated) welcome the arrival of two recliners to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital Oncology Unit bringing some extra comfort to individuals receiving tre


Cranbrook to get new intensive care unit
Apr. 10, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 10-04-2013 CRANBROOK – Government is giving the green light for a new intensive care unit and upgraded electrical system at East Kootenay Regional Hospital. “I recall in 2000, Maclean’s Magazine portrayed our hospital as the post


Integra Tire & Mud Boggers Support ICU
Apr. 08, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 08-04-2013 Cranbrook, BC….  Springtime in the Kootenays can only mean one thing… a lot of mud! For most people that might be a problem but not for Ken and Sheila Hansen of Integra Tire who recently attended the Koocanusa annual m


Denham Ford’s “Shoot for the Truck” is Back
Mar. 22, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 22-03-2013 Cranbrook, BC…    The thoughts of sinking a puck into a hockey net to win a beautiful Ford truck seems like a long shot but last year Cranbrook’s Marion Dixon did just that as part of Denham Ford’s fundraising event fo


Finning Corporate Sales Promo sees $5,833 for Intensive Care
Mar. 05, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 05-03-2013 Cranbrook, BC…     When Finning (Canada), the world’s largest Caterpillar equipment dealer put out a corporate sales challenge, Region 1 branches Surrey, Kamloops, Vancouver Island, Vernon, Williams Lake,Cranbrook and


“Remembering Betty”, $5,000 gift for ICU Respiratory
Feb. 04, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 04-02-2013 CRANBROOK, BC…    It was a very touching and heartfelt moment recently when Al Bakken and his daughter Marilyn Dezall dropped in to East Kootenay Foundation for Health to make a very special Starlite Campaign gift.   I


Wal-mart Associates’ Sustainability Plan donates
Feb. 04, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 04-02-2013 CRANBROOK, BC… Wal-mart Canada has recently initiated a new associates program entitled My Sustainability Plan (MSP) through its stores across Canada with a focus on reducing waste and energy and to drive the growth an


Shoppers Drug Marts donate additional $1,453 for Mammography
Feb. 04, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 04-02-2013 Cranbrook/Kimberley, BC…. Shoppers Drug Mart Associate Owners Jeannie Ewasiuk (Cranbrook) and Allan Yee (Kimberley) were thrilled to present East Kootenay Foundation for Health with an additional $1,453 for the digital


EKFH & EKC appreciate “You the Stars” as Campaign Closes
Feb. 01, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 01-02-2013 CRANBROOK, BC… The brightly lit blue stars tinged with pink atop the East Kootenay Regional hospital are now turned off as the 5th annual Starlite Campaign for Excellence in Health Care comes to a close. East Kootenay


A Clear View – Thoughts from the Faces of the Campaign
Jan. 30, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 30-01-2013 “The A Clear View campaign  has shown us that when communities get together , we can make things happen.  To all the wonderful people who live in the East Kootenays – thank you for giving so generously.  Thank you East


PT the Clown’s Magical Christmas brings $500 in Cheer to EKRH Pediatrics
Jan. 14, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 14-01-2013 Cranbrook, BC… It was all smiles for East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Starlite Campaign when Marilyn Christensen (aka PT the Clown) arrived with a gift of $500 for regional hospital’s pediatrics unit. The lovabl


Giving Knows No Boundaries When It’s for Kids
Jan. 09, 2013

Submitted by EKFH on 09-01-2013 Cranbrook, BC…   After the terrible tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton Connecticut people everywhere were trying to find a way to show their support to the community.   Scentsy, a grass roots organiz


“Share A Bear” Brings Furry Cheer to EKRH
Dec. 19, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 19-12-2012 Cranbrook, BC… The bears are back, each year during the holiday season, BC Liquor Stores customers purchase twin teddy bears for $11 and then ‘share’ one of the bear twins with a local community charity. In Cranbrook,


RBC Foundation – $20,000 to Starlite for EKRH Wheelchairs
Dec. 18, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 18-12-2012 Cranbrook, BC… This health care item may not receive huge accolades for the work it does but a hospital without a wheelchair would be in a very difficult situation. The East Kootenay Regional Hospital has a brigade of


“Crashed Cars for Crash Carts” brings $10,000 in RMD Starlite Spirit
Dec. 14, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 14-12-2012 Cranbrook, BC… The holiday spirit continues for Cranbrook’s Rocky Mountain Diesel & Autobody Ltd. who is continuing their annual holiday tradition by making a significant gift to East Kootenay Foundation for Health


Rockin in the Rockies make $500 Starlite Gift in support of Breast Health
Dec. 14, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 14-12-2012 Cranbrook, BC…   This week EKFH had a wonderful visit from members of the Rockin in the Rockies Car Club.     The group is a non-profit organization made up of individuals with a genuine interest of promoting the const


Shoppers Drug Mart Raise Critical Funds for Creston Valley Hospital Maternity Unit
Dec. 11, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 11-12-2012 Creston, BC… With the combined efforts of Shoppers Drug Mart, its employees and customers, (Creston) will now have improved access to services and programming supporting women’s whole health in body, mind and spirit. T


Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary Shines with $30,000 for Starlite
Dec. 11, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 11-12-2012 Kimberley, BC… East Kootenay Foundation for Health recently announced that the 5th annual Starlite Campaign for Excellence in Health Care was taking a different glow this year. The foundation and its star sponsor, East


Breaking New Ground Donates $600 Creston Hospital
Dec. 10, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 10-12-2012 Creston, BC… For several years the Creston Agricultural Society hosted its annual Harvest Ball however for a group of very enthusiastic and inspiring women who are normally involved in the planning of the event they fe


The Mr. & Mrs. P. A. Woodward’s Foundation $50,000 Clear View
Dec. 07, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 07-12-2012 Cranbrook, BC… The East Kootenay Foundation for Health continues to bring its historical A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign to a close. One of the key components of the campaign was funding from other charitab


EKFH’s Starlite Campaign Takes on Different Glow for 2012 Campaign
Nov. 27, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 27-11-2012 CRANBROOK, BC… The holiday season has arrived and it’s that time of year when East Kootenay Foundation for Health launches its annual giving campaign, the Starlite Campaign for Excellence in Health Care. Together with


Enhanced EKRH Mammography Services Well Ahead of Schedule
Nov. 20, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 20-11-2012 CRANBROOK – Thanks to the dedication of the East Kootenay Foundation for Health, the Health Care Auxiliaries in Cranbrook, Invermere, Windermere, Edgewater/Radium, the Elk Valley Hospital Foundation and the generosity


Bedroom’s Auction Hunters helps generate $1,932 for EKFH
Nov. 16, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 16-11-2012 Cranbrook, BC… You know him to see him, well except maybe not this Movember with his moustache, but business entrepreneur Joey Hoechsmann is again showing his health care spirit with the Bedroom’s latest gift to East K


Sand Creek Lions $500 Gift
Sep. 28, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 28-09-2012 Jaffray, BC… With summer days coming to an end, many service clubs are getting back in the swing with their regular meetings. One such club is the Jaffray Sand Creek Lions Club whose meeting on September 26 also featur


Patient Lift on its way thanks to $10,500 in Tim Hortons Smile Cookies
Sep. 28, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 28-09-2012 Cranbrook, BC… It was all smiles at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital this past Thursday when Managers from the local Tim Hortons franchises, Matt Gareau, Denis Demers, Nancy Lascak, and Maricris Monsales arrived to


Cranbrook Ladies 2-Ball Tourney $550 supports Mammography
Sep. 27, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 27-09-2012 Cranbrook, BC… On July 17 members of the Cranbrook Ladies Golf Club hosted its annual 2-Ball Golf Tournament. With golfers from all over the East Kootenay attending, the organizing committee also set a task to recogniz


Kootenay Savings Presents: Clearly… a Breast Friends’ Bash #2
Sep. 26, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 26-09-2012 Invermere, BC… Although the annual Celebrating Health Care Golf Tournament was cancelled in August, title sponsor Kootenay Savings continued supporting the East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s fundraising efforts for


Home Hardware Appreciation Golf Day $970 for Mammography
Sep. 26, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 26-09-2012 Cranbrook, BC… It’s been a 12 year tradition for the local Home Hardware Building Centre to host an annual golf recognition day for its vendors and suppliers. This year owner Martin Torgerson decided to add an addition


Support of the Shoppers Drug Mart’s Tree of Life Campaign
Sep. 24, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 24-09-2012 Creston, BC…. Creston Valley Hospital Maternal Care Unit and Shoppers Drug Mart® are partnering in an effort to raise funds in support of women’s whole health in Creston through the eleventh annual Tree of Life campaig


Mountain City Travel & Collette Vacations River Cruise Fundraiser
Sep. 20, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 20-09-2012 Cranbrook, BC… If the legendary waterways of Europe are calling you, now might be the chance to book a vacation of your lifetime and at the same time help make a charitable gift to health care.   Diane Manson of Mounta


Victoria Car & Pet Wash part of the Clear View
Sep. 17, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 17-09-2012 Cranbrook, BC…  It was more than cars and trucks that received a clear view from their windshield when local Cranbrook resident Kurt Swanson recently held a grand opening for his newest business venture the Victoria Ca


Tim Hortons Smile Cookies Week aims for $10,000
Sep. 17, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 17-09-2012 Cranbrook, BC… The first day of the 2012 Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign is seeing brisk sales of delicious chocolate chip cookies leaving both Tim Hortons outlets, table sales at the regional hospital by the Cranbro


Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign Sept 17-21
Sep. 12, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 12-09-2012 Annual cookie fundraiser runs September 17-23, 2012 Cranbrook, BC– Tim Hortons is bringing more smiles to Cranbrook with the launch of the annual Smile Cookie fundraiser. For one week starting September 17, Tim Hortons


IT'S OFFICIAL: Windermere Lions ‘Clear View’ Gift Helps Meet $1 Million Campaign Goal
Sep. 10, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 10-09-2012 Windermere, BC… The East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s “Clear View” goal was to raise $1 million to purchase a new digital stereotactic mammography unit for the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. The goal was to do it


Boston Pizza Northstar Charity Tourney $13,500 for A Clear View
Sep. 06, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 06-09-2012 Cranbrook, BC… Hats off to Boston Pizza and Northstar Motors for another creative fundraiser bringing $13,500 to support the A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign. Thanks to the efforts of Trevor Gordon (BP), Pat


Tembec Skookumchuck Operations employees donate $4,275 to Mammography
Sep. 05, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 05-09-2012 Skookumchuck, BC… The A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign received another amazing gift this week when representatives for the Tembec Skookumchuck Operations employees presented EKFH with a cheque of $4,275. “T


Kootenay Import Auto Group Kids Carnival – $1812 for A Clear View
Sep. 05, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 05-09-2012   Cranbrook, BC…   Thanks to the Kootenay Import Auto Group and its desire to give back to community, East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s digital stereotactic mammography campaign moved another $1812 towards its one


Golf Tournament Cancelled; Kootenay Savings Support Continues
Aug. 23, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 23-08-2012 Invermere, BC… A difficult decision by East Kootenay Foundation for Health and Kootenay Savings to cancel the 5th Annual Celebrating Health Care Golf Tournament has now turned into an exciting opportunity. The charity


Working Together for Creston Valley Hospital
Aug. 21, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 21-08-2012 Creston, BC… East Kootenay Foundation for Health visited the Creston Valley Hospital this week to welcome the arrival of a colonoscope which was purchased thanks to a funding partnership with EKFH and the Creston – Koo


Pink Garden Tea presents $643 to A Clear View
Aug. 21, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 21-08-2012 Photo details:   Donna Grainger, East Kootenay Foundation for Health (center) receives a cheque of $643 from Deb Graham, event coordinator of the Pink Garden Tea. Sharing in the celebration are Creston Hospital’s Shirl


For Sue and Others – $10,000 Family Gift
Aug. 17, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 17-08-2012 Cranbrook, BC… Just over a year ago East Kootenay Foundation for Health was working on its marketing plan for the A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign. That plan included the concept of Faces of the Campaign and


$5,040 thanks to Glam Slam for the Mamm
Aug. 14, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 14-08-2012 Kimberley, BC… The Kimberley Ladies Golf Club and one of the oldest and most beautiful golf courses (circa 1924) in the valley recently played host to the Glam Slam for the Mamm a fundraising event for East Kootenay Fo


Lake Windermere District Lions’ Golf Day donates $13,050
Aug. 09, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 09-08-2012 Windermere, BC… During a recent visit to the Lions Clubs International website, East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Donna Grainger found words that most appropriately described the latest A Clear View donation of $13


Cranbrook Dodge & Dodge Boys make $10,000 Tribute
Aug. 09, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 09-08-2012 Cranbrook, BC…    Loosing someone to cancer is never easy and for a family who has made the journey it is memories and the legacy of their loved one that becomes the most precious.    This week Dave Girling and his sal


WIN A NEW VEHICLE AND GIVE BACK AT THE SAME TIME!!
Aug. 02, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 02-08-2012 CRANBROOK, BC – A unique golf tournament is set to hit the links in late August with all proceeds being directed to local charity in the east Kootenay. The first annual Boston Pizza / Northstar GM Par 3 golf tournament


TELUS Gives Where they Live – $46,800 to A Clear View
Aug. 01, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 01-08-2012 Cranbrook, BC – TELUS, its team members and its customers, through its Phones for Good program, raised $46,800 in support of East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign. “TELUS, th


Walkers raise $2,490 for A Clear View
Jul. 26, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 26-07-2012 Lake Koocanusa, BC… The A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign witnessed its first “Walk “fundraiser this past weekend thanks to the generosity and organizing talents of Wendy Salanski of Jaffray. Wendy, a friend


Fernie’s Golf for the Cure invites A Clear View
Jul. 26, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 26-07-2012 Fernie, BC…  This week, thanks to the Fernie Ladies Golf Club and its annual Golf for the Cure event, the A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign received additional awareness and financial support towards its fund


Clothesline Art Sale & Auction Results in $518 to A Clear View
Jul. 25, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 25-07-2012 Fernie, BC… Her constant energy and commitment to the A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign is keeping Fernie’s Stephanie Rogers busy these days. Not only is the inspiring entrepreneur (owner of Stephanie’s Glass


‘Glam’ Slam for the ‘Mam’ Hits Kimberley Links
Jul. 18, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 18-07-2012 Kimberley, BC…  The Kimberley Ladies Golf Club is inviting all female golfers to don their most glamorous golf attire and to join them on Tuesday, July 31 for their Ladies Day all in support of raising funds for the A


5th Annual Celebrating Health Care Golf Tournament
Jul. 18, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 18-07-2012 The Celebrating Health Care Golf Tournament is back this summer! The East Kootenay Foundation for Health, in partnership with title sponsor Kootenay Savings, is once again returning to Copper Point for our annual chari


Fernie Rotary Golf Foundation presents $4,500 to EKFH
Jul. 12, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 12-07-2012 Fernie, BC … This week East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Chair Brian Clifford and Donna Grainger, Executive Director had the privilege to attend the Rotary Club of Fernie members’ barbeque and to also pick up a don


Creston Artist donates work for Pink Garden Tea
Jul. 09, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 09-07-2012 Creston, BC… It’s just about time for Creston’s Pink Garden Tea (July 27 & 28) in support of the A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign. Event organizer Deb Graham stopped in at East Kootenay Foundation for He


Sandy Elliott, EKRH RN Gives Back
Jul. 06, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 06-07-2012 Cranbrook, BC… When Sandy Elliott a registered nurse at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital found herself with an extra pair of tickets for the sought-after concert she decided instead of selling them to create a raf


North Star Quilt Society accepts challenge with $602 Gift
Jul. 06, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 06-07-2012 Kimberley, BC… A couple of months ago the Wasa Lake Quilt Guild put out a challenge to all other East Kootenay Quilt Guilds to make a gift to the A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign. The latest guild to come on


The CUPE 2090 – A Clear View Challenge
Jul. 06, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 06-07-2012 Cranbrook, BC… Members of CUPE 2090 in Cranbrook are issuing a challenge to other unions in the East Kootenay to get behind East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s drive to bring a digital stereotactic mammography unit t


EKRH benefits from 4 Years of Remembering Uncle Bud
Jul. 05, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 05-07-2012 Cranbrook, BC… Cranbrook Dairy Queen owners Trevor Weisbecker and Jamey Ballard recently celebrated their 4th annual Uncle Bud Caldwell Charity Day by making a $1,000 gift to the East Kootenay Foundation for Health. EK


$566 Hot Diggity Dog – Thanks Kootenay Savings
Jul. 05, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 05-07-2012 Kimberley, BC… One of the latest fundraisers for the A Clear View – digital mammography campaign was a Hot Dog BBQ fundraiser compliment of Kimberley’s Kootenay Savings Credit Union. The cooking prowess of managers and


Creston’s annual Pink Garden Tea fundraiser for A Clear View
Jun. 25, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 25-06-2012 Creston, BC….  If memory lane moments are your cup of tea, then this upcoming fundraiser for the A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign is for you.    Delicate tea cups filled with fragrant and tasteful delights o


Preschoolers from ‘Giant Steps’ surpass $1,000 for mammography
Jun. 22, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 22-06-2012 Parents and the children of the Giant Steps Preschool on a recent Red Barn Pettzing Zoo outing. Golden, BC…  Last December Suzanne Struthers from the Giant Steps Preschool decided to honour on of her student’s mother


The Creston Heart Project
Jun. 21, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 21-06-2012 Creston, BC…  With the A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign well underway, many different community initiatives have been brought to the attention of East Kootenay Foundation for Health. Most of these initiative


TransCanada Corporation leadership gift enhanced with another $5,000
Jun. 20, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 20-06-2012 Cranbrook, BC…. Colin Sinclair, member of the board of directors of East Kootenay Foundation for Health accepts an additional $5,000 gift from Connie Lewis on behalf of TransCanada Corporation for the A Clear View ca


Garth Brooks tickets…. and the winner is
Jun. 20, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 20-06-2012 Cranbrook, BC…   Sandy Elliott had a pair of Garth Brooks tickets that she raffled off! Lynn Pommier of Kimberley won the tickets for Row 21 on the floor at the Garth Brooks concert at the Calgary Stampede! 50% of th


Shoppers Drug Mart Support of Women brings $5,000 to Mammography
Jun. 19, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 19-06-2012 Cranbrook/Kimberley, BC…. Photo Details: Shoppers Drug Mart Associate Owners Jeannie Ewasiuk (Cranbrook) and Allan Yee (Kimberley) take time out of very busy schedules to celebrate Shoppers Drug Mart Life Foundation’s


Mountain Magic Quilters support Local & Regional Health Care Initiatives
Jun. 19, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 19-06-2012 L-R: Linda Berukoff (EKFH), Irene Gray, Lisey Lalonde (Face of the A Clear View Campaign), Bev Ewan, Erica Phillips (IH) What started out as a quilt guild challenge from Wasa for the A Clear View ~ digital mammography


Cranbrook Lions Club shares their “View"
Jun. 19, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 19-06-2012 Cranbrook Lions Club members George Dowling (l) and Jack MacKinnon visited the regional hospital this week to present a cheque for $1,000 to Donna Grainger, EKFH Executive Director. The welcomed gift is being directed


Ladies Auxiliary Cristoforo Colombo Lodge $1,000 Gift
Jun. 08, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 08-06-2012 Photo Details: The Ladies Auxiliary of the Cristoforo Colombo Lodge represented by Anna Scavo, Secretary (left) and President Maria Ammaturo (right) present Chair Linda Berukoff of East Kootenay Foundation for Health w


“That’s a Wrap” for my Ouma
Jun. 05, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 05-06-2012 Cranbrook, BC… After a busy few weeks of encouraging donations and completing the final touches for her personal fundraising initaitive for the A Clear View – digital mammography campaign; Marina Simons was surprised


Rotary Club of Creston makes $500 Gift to A Clear View
Jun. 04, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 04-06-2012 Creston,  BC…    Klaus Kuhnlein, President Elect of the Rotary Club of Creston makes a $500 gift to Donna Grainger, Executive Director for the East Kootenay Foundation for Health. Grainger and board member Sheilah Moor


Mammography Project benefits $1,000 from Kinsmen Club of Windermere Valley
Jun. 04, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 04-06-2012 Invermere, BC… The Kinsmen Club of Windermere Valley is the most recent service club organization to step forward in support of the A Clear View ~ digital mammography unit. Its twelve mighty members voted unanimously t


St Mary’s Students Shake Their Piggy Banks
Jun. 01, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 01-06-2012 Cranbrook, BC… As part of her For My Ouma fundraiser, Marina Simons made two special trips to her children’s school (St Mary’s). The first time was to showcase her hot pink hair and to explain to the students why she m


For My Ouma surpasses $11,000 mark
Jun. 01, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 01-06-2012 Cranbrook, BC… Marina Simons’ tribute to her Ouma is more than a story of love of family it has grown to one of love of community and a keen desire to give back.   When the East Kootenay Foundation for Health launched


Kimberley’s Edge Pub & Patrons Donate $500 to Mammography fundraiser
Jun. 01, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 01-06-2012 Photo Details: (L-R) Noweata Schofer, Andy Bamber and Karen Soldan (far right) present East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Donna Grainger with a cheque for $500 for the A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign. An


Kimberley’s Busta Move $1,600 for A Clear View
Jun. 01, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 01-06-2012 Kimberley, BC…   Sara Boutin a member of the Board of East Kootenay Foundation for Health pauses for a photo with Marlana Realini the event coordinator for the Busta Move fundraiser for the A Clear View campaign.   The


Cranbrook Colonels support one of their own for A Clear View
Jun. 01, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 01-06-2012 Palm Springs, CA….     Details: Thirty-two members of the Cranbrook Colonels Hockey Club recently held their annual golf getaway at the beautiful Indian Springs Golf Course in Palm Springs. What the members didn’t know


Mother’s Day Gift Basket Auction a Success, Dad’s Next?
May. 14, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 14-05-2012 Cranbrook, BC… Last week the East Kootenay Regional Hospital’s lobby was a flurry of activity thanks to the generosity of eighteen health-care departments who put up gift baskets for auction for Mother’s Day. Staff and


EKVC Serves for A Clear View
May. 11, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 11-05-2012 Cranbrook, BC… The East Kootenay Volleyball Club (EKVC) recently held a Servathon to raise funds for the East Kootenay Foundation for Health (EKFH) – “A Clear View” campaign. The EKVC was pleased to provide the EKFH wi


Various Fundraisers continue to help A Clear View
May. 10, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 10-05-2012 Cranbrook, BC… The A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign continues to garner support from many corners of the East Kootenay. Over the past month there have been several fundraisers initiated by many individuals a


‘For My Ouma” memories inspire to Give Back
May. 07, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 07-05-2012 Cranbrook, BC… Over the next few weeks the A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign will receive a unique gift through a personal fundraising initiative all because of a woman’s desire to remember a grandmother she


“Mother’s Day Gift Basket Auction” for A Clear View @ EKRH
May. 03, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 03-05-2012 Cranbrook, BC…   When the calendar rolled over this month, an old adage “May can bring flowers and showers” was never more appropriate for the Diagnostic Imaging department at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. This


The Little Town That Could – Did
Apr. 18, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 18-04-2012 Yahk, BC…. It is sometimes said that little towns often have the biggest hearts and nothing could be more truer for the community of Yahk. This past weekend members of the Yahk Kingsgate Recreation Society hosted the B


A Puck, a Truck & the Rest of the Story
Apr. 05, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 05-04-2012 Cranbrook, BC… It hardly seems that just over a week ago that so much excitement would take place all because of a chance to win a beautiful Ford F-150 at a Kootenay ICE game compliments of Denham Ford and its support


“Bust a Move Dance” A Family Event for A Clear View
Mar. 27, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 27-03-2012 Kimberley, BC… Bring on Spring fever by gathering up the family, digging out your dancing shoes and coming out to a Bust a Move Dance event in support of the A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign. This creative f


Wasa Lions make a $2,000 to EKFH
Mar. 27, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 27-03-2012 Wasa, BC… Members of the Wasa District Lions Club pause at their dinner meeting to take a photo with EKFH Executive Director Donna Grainger (Photo compliments of Wendy Davis) Details: Rural community living offers many


Wasa Quilters donate $1,000 to A Clear View & challenge other Guilds
Mar. 19, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 19-03-2012 Wasa, BC…. Photo Details: Back row L-R: Judy Peterson, Sandy Whitney, Junne Clark, Liz Forsyth, Karin Weir, Barb Kadin; Front row L-R: Lorraine Colton, President Tannis Cieslikowski, Donna Grainger (EKFH) and June Club


Steppin’ Out Dancers $3,000 Step Up for Mammography
Mar. 19, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 19-03-2012 Kimberley, BC…. It’s all smiles for members of Kimberley’s Steppin’ Out Dancers as they gathered recently at Centre 64 to present East Kootenay Foundation for Health with a gift of $3,000 for the A Clear View ~ digital


Canal Flats Sawmill Operation’s Employees’ Donate $7,500 to EKFH
Mar. 19, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 19-03-2012 Canal Flats, BC…. In 2010, Tembec Industries launched a Safety Recognition Program to promote safety awareness with the goal of injury reduction for its workforce across Canada. The Canal Flats Sawmill Operation, throu


A Bit of Humour Never Hurts – Yahk’s Breast Fest
Mar. 06, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 06-03-2012 Yahk, BC… When an event invitation in support of the A Clear View – digital mammography campaign says “dinner will include a luscious chicken breast… sorry ladies no squash! Dessert will be served in cups of various si


Jerseys for A Clear View
Mar. 05, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 05-03-2012 Cranbrook, BC…. East Kootenay Foundation for Health and the Kootenay ICE organization have had a long standing relationship working together to raise funds for the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. Over the years many d


Breast Buddies’ efforts raise $25,000 for A Clear View
Feb. 20, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 20-02-2012 17 out of 27 skiers/boarders pose under the Legendary Fernie sign in celebration of the I’m a Breast Buddy accomplishment Photo compliments of Jeni Sugiyama, RCR-Fernie Alpine Resort   The I’m a Breast Buddy fundraiser


TECK brings A Clear View over the $700,000 mark
Feb. 15, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 15-02-2012 Details: The A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign received a huge boost last week thanks to many groups and individuals living in the Elk Valley. Starting the drive to the next fundraising milestone was TECK in


Matching Gift invests in A Clear View
Feb. 14, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 14-02-2012 L-R: Dave Clark presents Donna Grainger with a gift of $2,500 as a tribute to his wife Ione When the A Clear View – digital mammography campaign was first launched there was no doubt in the mind of Dave Clark, an inves


$1,000 from Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Delta Delta to A Clear View
Feb. 14, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 14-02-2012 Front to Back: Elva Keiver, one of the Faces of the A Clear View Campaign, presents a cheque of $1,000 to Donna Grainger, Executive Director of EKFH for the mammography fundraiser. Joining Elva is sister members of Bet


Kootenay Powerboat Association donates to Toy Closet
Feb. 13, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 13-02-2012 L-R: Linda Maillot (RN-3rd Floor), Ray Kelly (Kootenay Powerboat Association, Ryan Comishin (Manager, IH Acute Care) A visit by President Ray Kelly from the Kootenay Powerboat Association brought heartfelt smiles and a


Elkford Lions Club on board with $1,000 for Mammography
Feb. 13, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 13-02-2012 Elkford, BC… They may be a small club but the 12 members of the Elkford Lions Club certainly can make a big impact when it comes to supporting charitable causes. This past week, President Howard Tomich, accompanied by


Creative Energy Arts Factory honours Teacher through Mammography
Feb. 13, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 13-02-2012 Fernie, BC… Creative Energy Arts Factory is an engaging and dynamic studio for the performing arts located in beautiful Fernie. Their programs are designed with JOY in mind while still being stimulating and challenging


Many Areas of Care benefit as Stars Fade Out
Feb. 02, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 02-02-2012 CRANBROOK, BC… On the morning of February 1, the beautiful blue stars atop the East Kootenay Regional Hospital were turned off as the Starlite Campaign for Excellence in Health Care came to an end for another year. On


Local Leaders Unite to Light Last Two Stars
Jan. 26, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 26-01-2012 L-R: Wes Rogers (EKFH Director), Chris Thom, Joey Hoechsmann and Donna Grainger In the words of John Quincy Adams “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” A


After Years of Support HYDRECS Makes Last Special Gift
Jan. 26, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 26-01-2012 CRANBROOK, BC… After a decade of support, Jonathon Eadie representative for the BC Hydro Employee’s Community Services (HYDRECS) Fund made a final gift of $1,000 to East Kootenay Foundation for Health for the A Clear V


Steppin’ Out at Lillith Affair for Mammography
Jan. 20, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 20-01-2012 Kimberley, BC… Singing, dancing and musical theatre are just part of the all-women’s extravaganza called Lillith Affair. But for charities, in this case East Kootenay Foundation for Health and the Centre 64 Expansion,


Milestone for Mammography, RBC Foundation $20,000
Jan. 20, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 20-01-2012 L-R: Sue Selby (Cranbrook’s “Face of the Campaign), Cindy Yates (EKFH Director), Maureen Foxworthy (RBC Branch Manager) & Kelly Sterk (Manager RBC Client Care) East Kootenay Foundation for Health has had the pleasu


I’m a Breast Buddy (ski/board-a-thon) comes to Fernie Alpine Resort
Jan. 12, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 12-01-2012 Fernie, BC… The latest creative fundraising idea in support of East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign comes to us from Stephanie Rogers of Fernie, BC. Stephanie recently found


Mammography benefits thanks to Cranbrook Volunteer Paramedics
Jan. 11, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 11-01-2012 Photo details: Leslie Weaver of the Cranbrook Volunteer Paramedics presents Donna Grainger, EKFH Executive Director with a cheque for $4,000 in support of the A Clear View – digital mammography fund. The gift also help


Fraternal Order of Eagles & Auxiliary $10,000 gift
Jan. 10, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 10-01-2012 L-R: Joyce Bull (Trustee), Nancy Van Oosten (Vice-President), and President Lisa Kennelly of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3032 celebrate with EKFH’s Sheilah Moore, Donna Grainger and Eagles Ch


Clearly a Breast Friends’ Bash Event to support A Clear View
Jan. 09, 2012

Submitted by EKFH on 09-01-2012 Invermere, BC… by Sheila Tutty, Event Coordinator I’ve heard it many times… I will never get breast cancer. I, too, was one of those people who did not fit the criteria for someone susceptible to getting breast cancer.


FW Green Medical Clinic Celebrates the Holidays with Mammography
Dec. 22, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 22-12-2011 L-R: Rhonda, Kathy, Marg, Ann, Carol, Judy Gall (EKFH Board Director), Dr. Cecile, Joanne, Gwen & Dr. Meghan The gift of giving took on special meaning this Christmas for the staff and physicians at the FW Green Me


Falkins & Gore Mutual join together for $11,000 Leadership Gift
Dec. 21, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 21-12-2011 L-R: Super smiles for Mammography shared by Wes Rogers (EKFH Director), Sam Cowan, Bob McGill, Sarah Vanlerberg, Sandy Westover, Peter Stefano (Falkins Agencies) and Colin Sinclair (EKFH Director) Details: The holiday


#10 Merry Christmas from Rocky Mountain Diesel
Dec. 21, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 21-12-2011 L-R: Jason Thom (Body Shop Manager), Loree Duczek (RMD Customer) and Chris Thom (Owner) The Starlite Campaign for Excellence in Health Care lights up its 10th star as part of an early Christmas present from Rocky Mount


Thanks to ICE Fans ‘Shoot for the Star’ Lights #9
Dec. 15, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 15-12-2011 L-R: Assistant Captains Max Reinhart, Jesse Ismond, Captain Drew Czerwonka, Donna Grainger East Kootenay Foundation for Health is proud to announce the success of Kootenay ICE’s Drew Czerwonka, Max Reinhart and Jesse I


They may be little but they made ‘Giant Steps’ for mammography
Dec. 13, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 13-12-2011 Golden, BC…. Photo Details:  Wonders never cease especially when they come in all shapes and sizes. For this story it is the big hearts of Golden residents Suzanne Struthers, an amazing teacher and Cam Dawes at Sobeys


Kinette Club of Cranbrook Wraps Up
Dec. 13, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 13-12-2011 In August of this year, the Kinette Club of Cranbrook decided to start the process of closing down their service organization with a focus of banding with the Kinsmen Club to form the new Kin Club of Cranbrook. Part of


Walmart Charity Toy Drive helps fill EKRH Pediatrics Closet
Dec. 08, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 08-12-2011   Details: Thanks to the efforts of the local Walmart Charity Committee and their idea of a November Toy Drive the East Kootenay Regional Hospital pediatric’s unit toy cupboard has been given a great boost.   Carolin H


Swanson Recognizes ICE’s Community Involvement with Starlite Gift
Dec. 08, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 08-12-2011 Photo compliments of Gerry Frederick Photography: Max Reinhart, Jesse Ismond, Kurt Swanson, Drew Czerwonka, Kaden and Tanner Swanson stand center ice Details: Being leaders on the ice is one thing, but for many of the


Share A Bear brings smiles to ER & Ambulatory
Dec. 08, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 08-12-2011 Cranbrook, BC… Each year, during the holiday season, BC Liquor Stores invite customers to Share A Bear to support a good cause. For $11, customers choose one bear to take home while its twin is donated to a shelter, ho


Starlite Combined Efforts lights 2nd & 6th stars
Dec. 06, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 06-12-2011 Cranbrook, BC…. Photo details L-R: Trudy Gripich, Carla Lowden, Sandy Zeznik, Carla Rogers receive a smile from Brian Clifford, 2nd Vice Chair of EKFH Long before the November launch of the Starlite Campaign for Exce


Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary Lights #7
Dec. 06, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 06-12-2011 Kimberley, BC…. Photo Details: Members of the Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary (Gayle Shay, Mary Park, Heather Forster, Heather MacKenzie, and President Mary Davies) recently invited EKFH Executive Director, Donna Gra


East Kootenay German Canadian Club a part of Starlite #6
Dec. 06, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 06-12-2011   Photo details: (front row) President Erika Leehr of the East Kootenay German Canadian Club is joined by Lydia Ridke (oldest female club member) in presenting a $1,000 cheque to Sheilah Moore (1st Vice Chair) of East


Cranbrook Pest Control Says Thanks for Regional Business
Dec. 06, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 06-12-2011 Photo details: Cornelius Murphy (far right-owner) and Norm Dean of Cranbrook Pest Control pose with Donna Grainger, EKFH Executive Director to present a $500 cheque for the Starlite Campaign. The gift is given to the r


Parsons Gives Back to Community & Region
Nov. 22, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 22-11-2011 You may well remember the face of former Alpine Toyota owner Terry Parsons who this week made a surprise visit to East Kootenay Foundation for Health to present a $5,000 gift to Donna Grainger and Colin Sinclair (EKFH


Beta Sigma Phi – Iota Alpha Chapter presents cheque to A Clear View Kimberley Faces
Nov. 22, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 22-11-2011 Details: The ladies of Beta Sigma Phi, Iota Alpha, are delighted to support the East Kootenay Foundation for Health and their Clear View Campaign to purchase a digital stereotactic mammography unit for the East Kootena


EKFH provides link for Better Babies
Nov. 16, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 16-11-2011 Cranbrook, BC… Sometimes in the work of East Kootenay Foundation for Health, gifts will arrive in the most unique way. Case in point is a recent conversation between Pat Chisholm (Interior Health’s Better Babies Outrea


Cranbrook Knights of Columbus believe in ‘Stars”
Nov. 15, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 15-11-2011 CRANBROOK, BC… The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. This week two local chapters (#1406 and #8631) joined together to present a $1,000 cheque to Kootenay ICE Captain D


Arby’s Recognizes ICE with $500 donation to Shoot for the Star
Nov. 15, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 15-11-2011 CRANBROOK, BC…    Just over a year ago, Arby’s Restaurant of Cranbrook held its grand re-opening with a few members of the Kootenay ICE coming out to pour coffee and share autographs.   “At Arby’s we plan on every Octo


Health Care for Golden Residents a focus for EKFH
Nov. 10, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 10-11-2011 Golden, BC… This past May, Chair Linda Berukoff and Donna Grainger, Executive Director of East Kootenay Foundation for Health joined Erica Phillips, Health Service Administrator, Golden/Invermere and EZ Rock Radio Morn


EKC returns as sponsor for 4th Starlite Campaign and fundraising drive for Mammography
Nov. 03, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 03-11-2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 3, 2011 CRANBROOK, BC… With the arrival of the holiday season just around the corner, it’s also that time of year when the East Kootenay Foundation for Health begins its plans for the ann


4th Annual Starlite Campaign
Nov. 03, 2011

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Tim Hortons Invermere – New Owners Smile for Mammography
Oct. 31, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 31-10-2011 Tim Hortons Invermere annual Smile Cookie fundraiser raises $562 for East Kootenay Foundation for Health and the A Clear View ~ digital mammography campaign. Invermere, BC. (October, 2011) – Community support never tas


Cookies, breads, cakes and pies = $500 for A Clear View
Oct. 31, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 31-10-2011   Photo Details L-R: Members of the Edgewater/Radium Health Care Auxiliary (Wilma Verhelst, Trish Hassett, Phyllis Jackson, President Gertie Friesen, Barb Nerreson, Inez Stark, Betty Wood, Dorothy Brown, Marc Hodson, a


ICE’s Czerwonka and Assistants to Shoot for the Star
Oct. 28, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 28-10-2011 CRANBROOK, BC… The Kootenay ICE’s tradition of giving back to the community and specifically in this case to health care and the East Kootenay Foundation for Health is a story that is at least a decade long. Not only i


Bedroom Curly Critters aim to light a $5,000 Star
Oct. 27, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 27-10-2011 CRANBROOK, BC… What do Brambles the brown bear, Bentley the polar bear, Baxter the black bear, Rascal the racoon, Monty the moose, Gracie the goat and Betty the beaver all have in common? A desire to find a loving home


Thousands of Smiles Shared
Oct. 17, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 17-10-2011 Tim Hortons Annual Smile Cookie fundraiser raises $10,500 for Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary and the East Kootenay Foundation for Health. Cranbrook, BC. (October, 2011) – Community support never tasted so good! Tim Ho


Gone but not Forgotten – BC Hydro Memorial Tourney donates $1,275
Oct. 13, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 13-10-2011 Details: Ian Kozicky, BC Hydro Transmission Field Manager and Linda Berukoff, EKFH Chair (and former Hydro employee) take a moment to remember Rob Lehmann at the recognition site outside the local Hydro office. Mr. Leh


Arby’s joins Mammography Campaign with Special Promo
Oct. 13, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 13-10-2011 Arby’s of Cranbrook is pleased to announce that this coming weekend, October 15 & 16 a dollar ($1) from the sale of every regular roast beef sandwich will go to support the A Clear view – digital mammography campai


CIBC donates $5,000 to digital mammography campaign
Oct. 12, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 12-10-2011 Cranbrook, BC   Photo Details: Back row L-R:  Serena, Michelle, Michael Christianson (EKFH Director), Sheila Maurer (CIBC Branch Manager), Lee Pratt (CIBC Wood Gundy), Sara Boutin (EKFH Director), Fiona, Julie, RIchell


Legacy Gifts unite Foundations for Swan Valley Lodge
Oct. 04, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 04-10-2011 Creston, BC… Two recent legacy gifts from Creston, one in memory of long-time valley resident Alec Hall donated to East Kootenay Foundation for Health and the other an anonymous living gift part of an endowment fund of


Royal Canadian Legion #24 celebrates 85th anniversary with $10,000 gift
Sep. 30, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 30-09-2011  Details: An 85th anniversary is usually only celebrated and shared with those who are directly involved in the event. Not so when it comes to the generous hearts of the members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #24


Rotary Club of Creston Valley donates $1,500 to A Clear View
Sep. 30, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 30-09-2011 Details L-R: President George Green of the Rotary Club of Creston Valley presents a cheque of over $1,500 to East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s board member Sheilah Moore as a follow up to the campaign presentation


Power Pioneers make gift for Mammography Unit
Sep. 30, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 30-09-2011 Ken Dodgson, President of the Kootenay Branch of BC Hydro Power Pioneers proudly hands over a donation of $500 to East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Executive Director Donna Grainger.   Over the next two years EKFH


The joining of “Kin” results in $1,000 to A Clear View
Sep. 30, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 30-09-2011 L-R: Newly appointed President Crystal Kenyon of the Kin Club of Cranbrook is joined by EKFH’s Donna Grainger and Kin Membership Coordinator Anita Llewellyn to present a $1,000 gift to the digital mammography campaign


$5,000 Mammography Leadership Gift thanks to TransCanada Corporation
Sep. 30, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 30-09-2011 Photo Details L-R: EKFH Board Members Sheilah Moore (1st Vice-Chair) and Wes Rogers (Director) and Donna Grainger (Executive Director ) accept a generous gift of $5,000 from TransCanada Corporation Associate Connie Lew


3 of Diamonds Hoedown brings in $17,000 for A Clear View
Sep. 30, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 30-09-2011 Cranbrook, BC… East Kootenay Foundation for Health is proud to announce that last week’s 3 of Diamonds Hoedown event sponsored by Dr. & Mrs. Bill & Cathy Newsome and Jeannie Argatoff of Blue Sky Realty are brin


A Part of the Picture…. Invermere Health Care Auxiliary $25,000
Sep. 30, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 30-09-2011 L-R:  Paige Ukass (Treasurer), Evelyne Baertschi (Vice-President), Jo Anne Myers (Secretary) and IHCA President Kerry Jopp pose outside the local thrift shop   Details: In a continued gesture of working collaboratively


Fairmont Lions make 2nd Gift to EKFH Mammography Campaign
Sep. 30, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 30-09-2011 Details: This past June the combination of rain, wind and the occasional streak of sun didn’t scare off the 144 golfers, 29 dinner guests and the numerous amount of Lions Volunteers from attending the annual Fairmont


East Kootenay Shrine Club #4 deliver lead gift to EKFH Fundraiser
Sep. 30, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 30-09-2011 Details: Dr. Kang-Min Zhu, Radiologist, EKRH Medical Director (seated) and Donna Grainger, EKFH Executive Director (standing) complete a tour of the regional hospital’s mammography department for members of the East Ko


Denham Ford Puck Shoot benefits EKFH Breast Cancer Fund
Sep. 30, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 30-09-2011 Braydon Denham of Denham Ford sits comfortably behind the wheel of a beautiful brand new Ford F-150 while he and his team watch one of two lucky Kootenay ICE fans who had a chance to win the vehicle if their skills pro


Campaign’s lead donor: Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary $250,000
Sep. 30, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 30-09-2011 L-R: Karen Wreggett, Ann Flegel, Pat Bailey, Chris Shumka (IH Health Services Director, Acute Care), CHCA President Sandy Zeznik holding photo of Ethel Zentner, Dr. Kang Ming-Zhu (Radiologist EKRH – Medical Director),


A Message from the Acute Area Director, East Kootenay
Sep. 27, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 27-09-2011 At Interior Health our vision is “To set new standards of excellence in the delivery of health services in the Province of British Columbia”. To do this we are focused on providing high quality healthcare services that


$1 Can Make A Difference in Our Community
Sep. 13, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 13-09-2011 CRANBROOK, BC… Beginning September 19 through to the 26, the Tim Hortons Cranbrook locations are once again offering their delicious double-sized smiling chocolate chip cookies in support of the East Kootenay Regional


Acclaimed 2011 Best of Show, Western Showcase Calgary Stampede Artist Joins A Clear View Campaign
Sep. 01, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 01-09-2011 Cranbrook, BC… Although they have never personally met, award winning painter Andrew Kiss of Calgary and Donna Grainger, Executive Director of East Kootenay Foundation for Health share a passion about bringing a digita


Kootenay Savings Sponsored Tourney raises $18,728 for Invermere Hospital
Aug. 23, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 23-08-2011 Invermere, BC…. The Celebrating Health Care Golf Tournament completed this past Saturday and what a day it was! Under what can be termed almost perfect weather conditions 76 golfers challenged the beautiful Copper Poin


Royal Canadian Legion #24 celebrates 85th anniversary with $10,000 gift
Aug. 17, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 17-08-2011 Details: An 85th anniversary is usually only celebrated and shared with those who are directly involved in the event. Not so when it comes to the generous hearts of the members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #24 i


Rotary Club of Creston Valley donates $1,500 to A Clear View
Aug. 17, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 17-08-2011 Details L-R: President George Green of the Rotary Club of Creston Valley presents a cheque of over $1,500 to East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s board member Sheilah Moore as a follow up to the campaign presentation


Power Pioneers make gift for Mammography Unit
Aug. 17, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 17-08-2011 Details:    Ken Dodgson, President of the Kootenay Branch of BC Hydro Power Pioneers proudly hands over a donation of $500 to East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Executive Director Donna Grainger.   Over the next two


A Part of the Picture…. Invermere Health Care Auxiliary $25,000
Aug. 17, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 17-08-2011 Details: In a continued gesture of working collaboratively with the East Kootenay Foundation for Health, members of the Invermere Health Care Auxiliary recently voted to provide $25,000 in financial support to the $1-m


The joining of “Kin” results in $1,000 to A Clear View
Aug. 17, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 17-08-2011 Details:   Fun, leadership, personal development, pride in one’s community, importance of family, service work… caring about the world in which we live has been a long time credo for the Kinette & Kinsmen Clubs of


Fairmont Lions make 2nd Gift to EKFH Mammography Campaign
Aug. 17, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 17-08-2011 Details: This past June the combination of rain, wind and the occasional streak of sun didn’t scare off the 144 golfers, 29 dinner guests and the numerous amount of Lions Volunteers from attending the annual Fairmont


East Kootenay Shrine Club #4 deliver lead gift to EKFH Fundraiser
Aug. 17, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 17-08-2011   Details: Dr. Kang-Min Zhu, Radiologist, EKRH Medical Director (seated) and Donna Grainger, EKFH Executive Director (standing) complete a tour of the regional hospital’s mammography department for members of the East


Campaign’s lead donor: Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary $250,000
Aug. 17, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 17-08-2011 Details: Recognizable by their blue smocks and helpful attitude, volunteers of the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary can be found serving the public at its 8th Avenue Thrift Shop, on the frontline in almost every departm


Trip to Vegas & More up for Grabs at Celebrating Health Care Tournament
Aug. 12, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 12-08-2011 Media Release For Immediate Release:     Invermere, BC….    Attached Photo: Russ Daggett of Invermere Travel World proudly shows a brochure from West Jet Vacations as part of Travel World’s hole-in-one sponsorship for


Bedroom Furniture Galleries La-Z-Boys come to the ER
Aug. 05, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 05-08-2011 Details: Joey Hoeschmann of the Bedroom Furniture Galleries is the perfect gentleman to (l-r) Lydia Wright (IH Manager Critcal Care), Donna Grainger (EKFH Executive Director) and Jeannie Kambeitz (Charge Nurse ER/ICU)


4th Annual Celebrating Health Care Golf Tournament – Sponsors & Supporters
Jul. 18, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 18-07-2011 Kootenay Savings Credit Union and East Kootenay Foundation for Health wish to recognize the amazing support of these companies and individuals for making the 4th annual Celebrating Health Care Golf Tournament a reality


2011 – 2012 Fundraising Events
Jun. 22, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 22-06-2011 Date Event In support of May 5 EZ Rock Radiothon Golden Hospital – Portable Ultrasound June 10 Cranbrook Dairy Queen – Bud Caldwell Charity Day EKRH – digital mammography June 18 Fairmont & District Lions Club Golf


2010/2011 Donor Survey Results
Jun. 22, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 22-06-2011 Analysis Donor Survey East Kootenay Foundation for Health 13 24th Ave N, Cranbrook, BC V1C 3H9 250.489.6481 or toll-free 1.877.489.6481 www.ekfh.ca   Survey sent to 355 East Kootenay donors with gifts given over $100  


EZ Rock Radiothon builds foundation for $60,000 Ultrasound Campaign
May. 11, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 11-05-2011 Details L-R: Chair Linda Berukoff of East Kootenay Foundation for Health joins Erica Phillips, Health Service Administrator, Golden/Invermere and EZ Rock Radio Morning Host, Garry Irving live on air for the 2011 Astral


EK Regional & Creston Hospitals benefit from RBC Foundation Gift
Apr. 08, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 08-04-2011 Cranbrook/Creston, BC… RBC believes in contributing to communities in which they operate, across North America and around the world. The RBC tradition of philanthropy dates back to its roots, with donations on record a


Other Gifts Considered by our Hospitals
Mar. 17, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 17-03-2011 – Toys for kids; must be in new condition (part of Infection Control policies) and will  be sent home with the child.   These items are designated to the pediatric, maternity, emergency department and day surgical care


ICE’s Fraser Recognized for Two Year Commitment
Mar. 02, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 02-03-2011  Last Saturday night, Matt Fraser #11 of the Kootenay ICE was presented with a uniquely designed Starlite collage recognizing his outstanding efforts and leadership in raising $19,381.65 for East Kootenay Foundation fo


MBSS Wild Theatre Group Production brings Cranes of Hope over $15K
Jan. 24, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 24-01-2011  Cranbrook, BC… The story of a 1,000 Cranes began in Hiroshima, Japan, where in 1945; the atom bomb levelled the city. A generation later the radiation from this blast was found to be causing cancer.  The play 1,000 Cr


Historical Moment for Starlite Campaign ~ Fundraising Goal Realized
Jan. 06, 2011

Submitted by EKFH on 06-01-2011 Cranbrook, BC…   Three years ago the idea of lighting stars on the roof line of the East Kootenay Regional Hospital as a fundraiser for the East Kootenay Foundation for Health seemed just that, an idea.   However, with


Fundraising Fraser Flowers – a Perfect Gift & Helps Light a Star
Dec. 17, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 17-12-2010 Cranbrook, BC … The bouquets are being offered at a cost of $25 (taxes & delivery charges not included) with $5 from the sale of each bouquet being donated back to support Matt’s Shoot for the Star fundraiser.  T


Keystone of Life Foundation purchases Vital Signs Monitor for Peds
Dec. 16, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 16-12-2010 The Keystone of Life Foundation is a charitable society started by a group of Royal Arch Masons in 1975.  The foundation is incorporated under the Societies Act and is recognized by the Grand Chapter of BC and Yukon. 


Kimberley Health Care Auxiliary Lights Up Star #8
Dec. 13, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 13-12-2010 Cranbrook, BC… East Kootenay Foundation for Health is proud to announce the lighting of star #8 as part of the 3rd annual Starlite Campaign for Excellence in Health Care Campaign.The recent gift is thanks to the hard


EKFH to host “A Taste of Africa” event to close Starlite Campaign
Dec. 13, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 13-12-2010 Cranbrook, BC… For the past three years, the East Kootenay Foundation for Health and its star sponsor the East Kootenay Community Credit Union host an annual campaign launch to kick off the Starlite Campaign for Exce


75 years of dedicated service ends with Starlite gift
Dec. 13, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 13-12-2010 Kimberley, BC… On March 20, 1935 a group of determined young women decided to make a difference in their community by coming together and forming a registered society of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Canadian Legion #6


Starlite Donation Literally Brightens Smiles
Dec. 10, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 10-12-2010 Cranbrook, BC…    The Interior Health Residential Care Teams are busy preparing holiday stockings for the residents of the Dr. F. W. Green Home and the Kimberley Special Care Home and thanks to local dentist Dr. Crai


Rocky Mountain Diesel's new venture to aid Starlite & Seniors
Nov. 22, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 22-11-2010 Cranbrook, BC … Since 2005, Rocky Mountain Diesel, its owners, staff and customers have donated over $30,000 to health care programs and facilities benefiting seniors in the East Kootenay.  As part of the 3rd annual


'Grower Direct joins Kootenay ICE's Matt Fraser Efforts with Special Starlite Bouquet
Nov. 18, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 18-11-2010 Cranbrook, BC … Tis the season to say it with flowers; so what better way to let someone know you appreciate and care about them then by sending a beautiful bouquet that also has a charitable purpose. Evelyne Seminow


EKFH & EKC to Focus on Seniors for 3rd Annual Starlite Campaign
Nov. 10, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 10-11-2010 CRANBROOK, BC…    On Thursday, November 25 at 5:00 pm,  East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKC), the Star Sponsor, of  East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s  3rd Annual Starlite Campaign will launch the campaign b


2009 WHL Humanitarian returns to support Starlite Campaign
Nov. 10, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 10-11-2010 CRANBROOK, BC…    Humanitarian:  caring, kind, gentle, compassionate and charitable.  Matt Fraser the 2009 WHL Humanitarian of the Year Award Winner is once again joining forces with East Kootenay Foundation for Heal


Talented Pianist latest to honour the Cranes of Hope Project
Nov. 01, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 01-11-2010 Cranbrook, BC…  Sometimes there can be nothing more amazing than the music of Beethoven played on a piano by a stunning pianist  with accompaniments from  an equally talented Symphony.  That is what awaits music love


Legacy Gift Dedicates $270,000 to Creston Hospital
Nov. 01, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 01-11-2010 Cranbrook, BC… The majority of Canadians contribute to charitable organizations throughout their lives in some way or another.  Few individuals or families, however, do it in a planned, well-thought-out manner. A leg


Cranes of Hope surpasses $10,000; thanks to Sarah
Nov. 01, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 01-11-2010 Cranbrook, BC…  At the recent Symphony of the Kootenays Gala, music lovers were treated to an amazing evening of Beethoven selections by the Symphony accompanied by an incredible piano solo by visiting artist and for


Princess Tea Party a Resounding Success
Sep. 22, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 22-09-2010 Details:   It is not too often in the City of Cranbrook you will see members of fairy tale royalty hosting a tea party.  Yesterday afternoon that is exactly what laid in waiting for over 70 young beautiful little princ


Smile Cookies to Support Creston Valley Hospital
Sep. 17, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 17-09-2010 Creston, BC…   William Arthur Ward’s quote “a warm smile is the universal language of kindness” couldn’t be more appropriate for those living in the Creston Valley.  The newly opened Tim Hortons is pleased to announc


Former MBSS Student & Show's Tea Party to Benefit Cranes of Hope
Sep. 17, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 17-09-2010 The Cranes of Hope a Legacy of Rod Osiowy continues to find support from amazing places.   Candice Fiorentino, a former MBSS Drama Student, recently contacted East Kootenay Foundation for Health regarding a special Tea


Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign aimed to purchase a Slit lamp for EKRH
Sep. 15, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 15-09-2010 CRANBROOK, BC…   The ongoing partnership of two Tim Hortons franchises in Cranbrook, the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary and East Kootenay Foundation for Health is setting a lofty goal for its fourth year Smile Cooki


Cranes of Hope a legacy of Rod Osiowy
Aug. 30, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 30-08-2010 Cranbrook, BC…  “It is with great honour that East Kootenay Foundation for Health can announce a stand alone fundraiser under our annual Starlite Campaign entitled the “Cranes of Hope a legacy of Rod Osiowy”.  Over t


Teeing It Up For Three More Years!
Aug. 24, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 24-08-2010 At the August 21st Celebrating Health Care Golf Tournament in Invermere, Kootenay Savings proudly announced that we’ll be extending our commitment as the event’s title sponsor for another three years! For additional in


Celebrating Health Care Golf Tourney to Honour Physician
Jul. 15, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 15-07-2010 INVERMERE, BC… The organizing committee of the 3rd Annual Celebrating Health Care Golf Tournament at Copper Point is pleased to announce that it will be honouring the late Dr. Johnson Albert Rose at this year’s event


Royal Canadian Legion #199 (Edgewater) donates to Invermere ER
Jun. 14, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 14-06-2010 Edgewater, June 1st, 2010… The RCL Poppy Fund campaign is conducted annually in the area from Spillimacheen to Dry Gulch and has provided financial assistance to not only the Invermere ER but previous funding for the


RCL #24 Poppy Campaign funds Regional Sleep Analysis Program
Jun. 14, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 14-06-2010 May 17th, 2010 … The Legion is donating proceeds from its 2009 Poppy Campaign to purchase a Remmers Sleep Recorder. The recorder will used to conduct a sleep test, called polysomnography to diagnose sleep apnea. The


Partnership Trio brings Triple IV Pump to Cancer Unit
Jun. 14, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 14-06-2010 June 1st, 2010 …. The three service clubs partnered together and presented $5,500 to East Kootenay Foundation for Health to help purchase the unit. Details L-R: Diana Fields (Past Councillor ACT/UCT), Val Paolini (RN


Oncology Received Unique Gift In Honour of our Mother
Jun. 14, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 14-06-2010 Cranbrook, BC June 1st, 2010 EKFH wishes to thank the Lane family for their financial donation, gorgeous picture and for sharing these touching words celebrating Lorrie’s life. Details L-R: Ardelle Lane presents Val Pa


In Memory Gift of $11,100 – Remembers the Past
Jun. 14, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 14-06-2010 May 14, 2010 … This gift to the Foundation is in memory of an old friend is to be used to purchase a ceiling lift for the 3rd floor medical unit at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital. Details L-R: A cheque in the am


Kinsmen Club of Cranbrook donates $1,000 for Oximeter
Jun. 14, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 14-06-2010 May 6th, 2010 …The Kinsmen donation is being used to purchase an oximeter for the Kimberley Health Unit. An oximeter is used for patients that require assessments for home oxygen followed by assessments for obstructi


Golf Events to Aid ER Project
Jun. 14, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 14-06-2010 Invermere, BC… Not only is construction continuing on the redevelopment project of the Invermere District Hospital Emergency Department but fundraising efforts to raise $500,000 for medical equipment is as well. With


EKFH & Dairy Queen Gearing up for 2nd Annual Bud Caldwell Charity Day
Jun. 14, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 14-06-2010 June 8th, 2010 … On Friday June 11, 2010, the Cranbrook Dairy Queen will launch the 2nd annual Bud Caldwell Charity Day. Owners, Jamey Ballard and Trevor Weisbecker are thrilled to be once again paying tribute to the


Cranbrook Colonels Hockey Club Provides Wheels
Jun. 14, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 14-06-2010 June 1st, 2010 … The deluxe model chair features tip bars, safety straps, foot pads and an IV pole and is providing a much needed service for the Oncology department. Over the past several years, the members of the C


$20,000 Gift from Rotary Club of Invermere to Purchase Lifts
Jun. 14, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 14-06-2010 Invermere, Jun 8th, 2010 … The Rotary Club of Invermere was recently recognized for its gift to the Invermere ER, now it is the acute care side of the hospital that will benefit from the club’s hard work and fundrais


Harley Dealer continues to raise money for Wheels for Wheels
May. 10, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 10-05-2010 Cranbrook, BC… Owner Diane Pawlechko (seated) flanked by EKFH Chair Linda Berukoff is setting her sights on raising additional funds from their June 12 Customer Appreciation Day and July 1 celebration at Finnegan’s p


RBC Foundation presents gift of $10,000 for Bone Densitometry
Apr. 16, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 16-04-2010 Cranbrook, BC… RBC’s funding support will purchase forearm software for the existing bone densitometry equipment currently on site at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.   Details:  Donna Grainger, EKFH Executive Di


EKFH shares Random Act of Kindness with Kimberley Food Bank
Mar. 19, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 19-03-2010 Cranbrook, BC…  It may just be a little rubber duck but when you add thousands of them together they can make a “quacktastic” result for charity. Over the past several years the Kimberley Food Bank has run a Duck Rac


Congrats Matt Fraser & Kootenay ICE
Mar. 19, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 19-03-2010 Letter to the editor of all East Kootenay Media: I am so proud of the relationship East Kootenay Foundation for Health has had with the Kootenay ICE for many years but even more so this year. It is an incredibly humbli


The Seven Deadly Sins of Charitable Giving
Mar. 09, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 09-03-2010 With thanks to Planforgifts.com Introduction it estimated that a third of donors who set out to make a charitable gift do not complete the task Is it the fault of the charity or the donor, or simply a breakdown in comm


Kinette Club supports Newborns with 2nd Annual Evening of Elegance
Feb. 24, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 24-02-2010 The Kinette Club is presenting its 2nd annual black tie event to benefit women and children with this year’s proceeds being dedicated to help purchase an infant radiant warmer for the maternity unit at the East Kootena


EKFH Board Member carries the Olympic Torch
Feb. 23, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 23-02-2010 EKFH is celebrating board member Erika Wood as a member of the 2010 Olympic Torch Run.  Congratulations Erika!


Windermere Health Care Auxiliary brings essentials to the Head of the Bed
Feb. 22, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 22-02-2010 WINDERMERE, BC…    The dedication to raising funds for the Invermere Hospital emergency department received another special gift this past week.  Members of the long-time running Windermere Health Care Auxiliary pool


Windermere Health Care Auxiliary brings essentials to the Head of the Bed
Feb. 22, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 22-02-2010 WINDERMERE, BC…    The dedication to raising funds for the Invermere Hospital emergency department received another special gift this past week.  Members of the long-time running Windermere Health Care Auxiliary pool


EKFH to provide funding to Regional Facilities
Feb. 22, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 22-02-2010 Cranbrook, BC…  The East Kootenay Foundation for Health Board of Directors at their February 16, 2010 meeting has approved the following capital equipment items to receive funding for the 2010/2011 fiscal period.  Th


Rotary Club of Invermere donates $2,500 to Patient Comforts for ER
Feb. 17, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 17-02-2010 This latest gift by the local Rotarians is being designated toward patient comforts in the ER waiting room and nourishment center.  The money will be used to purchase a television & stand, refrigerator, microwave,


Edgewater/Radium Ladies Auxiliary believe in their ER with $2,000 donation
Feb. 10, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 10-02-2010 RADIUM, BC…    Fundraising for the Invermere District Hospital emergency department  continues and the project has been graced with a donation from members of the Edgewater/Radium Ladies Auxiliary.  Giving from the h


Stars Fade on Seasonal Campaign with $63,643 in donations
Feb. 01, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 01-02-2010 Cranbrook, BC…   Just a few short months ago East Kootenay Foundation for Health launched its 2nd annual Starlite Campaign for Excellence in Health Care with a goal of raising $85,000.  Although the major fundraising


Matt Fraser shares thoughts on final #?s of ?Shoot for the Star?
Feb. 01, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 01-02-2010 First of all, I would like to thank everyone who supported the Shoot for the Star fundraiser.  I would also like to thank East Kootenay Foundation for Health for recognizing me with a 2009 Community Builder of the Year


Public Support Lights 12th Star for Starlite Campaign
Jan. 18, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 18-01-2010 Cranbrook, BC…   It’s a combination of donations that is bringing the twelve star to life at the regional hospital as part of East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s annual Starlite Campaign. The generosity of donation


The "Fun" in Fundraising
Jan. 14, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 14-01-2010 A behind the scene look at Donna Grainger, Executive Director of East Kootenay Foundation for Health enjoying a hearty laugh with (l-r) Dr. Charles Casselman, Dr. Keith Lowden and Dr. Jonathan Chaney  getting ready for


Bantam B ICE Hockey Team passes $1,000 donation to Matt Fraser
Jan. 14, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 14-01-2010 The zealous group of teenagers, with help from their families and friends, raised the donation by conducting a bottle drive over December and January.  The Shoot for the Star fundraiser sits now at just over $11,600 le


NHL Jerseys up for Silent Auction for Shoot for the Star
Jan. 12, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 12-01-2010 East Kootenay Foundation for Health is hosting a silent bid auction outside their foundation office at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.   To place a bid people will select the jersey they wish to bid on, place the


Bantam B ICE Team donates $1,000 to Shoot for the Star
Jan. 08, 2010

Submitted by EKFH on 08-01-2010 Cranbrook, BC…  They may call it Minor Hockey but there is nothing minor about what the Cranbrook Bantam B ICE Hockey team has done in support of the Matt Fraser & Denny’s Shoot for the Star fundraiser. In Novemb


Starlite Campaign Reaches Goal
Dec. 16, 2008

Submitted by EKFH on 16-12-2008 Thank you for your generous support of our Starlite Campaign for Excellence in Health Care.  Happy Holidays from the Board of Directors and staff of East Kootenay Foundation for Health. Photo by .Ty


TB Vets assist in purchase of Respiratory Equipment for EKRH
Aug. 22, 2008

Submitted by EKFH on 22-08-2008 TB Vets assist in purchase of Respiratory Equipment for EKRH Peter Borsato, Team Leader Respiratory Services and Jeannie Kambeitz, Unit Coordinator of ER & ICU celebrate the arrival of a new Puritan Bennet Ventilat