Trail Hospital Auxiliary. (Submitted photo)

2019 Pledge Day for Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

The 12-hour annual telethon was held at Waneta Mall on Friday, Dec. 6

The health foundation at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) held its annual Light up the Hospital Pledge Day at the Waneta Plaza in Trail on Friday, Dec. 6.

The event raised over $106,000 for the Emergency Department Campaign, KBRH departments, Poplar Ridge Pavilion, Columbia View Lodge and Community Health.

Here a few of the generous donors:


– The KBRH Health Foundation received $22,019 from the Trail Hospital Auxiliary, the final installment from their $80,000 commitment to support the Medication Room in the new Emergency Department at KBRH.

Lisa Pasin, Director of Development for the KBRH Health Foundation (right), accepted this donation from Trail Hospital Auxiliary volunteers Lottie Bonin (left), Dawn Duckworth (centre, left), Kathleen Storvold (centre), Allana Ferro (centre, right).


– The RBC Foundation donated $20,000 to the KBRH Pediatrics Department to provide mental health supports for youth patients at KBRH.

This donation is made through their RBC Youth Mental Well-being Project.

KBRH Health Foundation’s Second Vice Chair, Anita Galay (right), accepted this donation from RBC employees’ Zarchi Shein, Commercial Account Manager (left), and Janice MacLean, Nelson Branch Manager (centre).


– Teck Trail Operations donated an additional $5,000 to the Emergency Department Campaign in support of Light Up the Hospitals Pledge Day.

This donation brings their total giving to $300,000 for the Emergency Department Campaign.

KBRH Health Foundation Director of Development, Lisa Pasin (left), and Board Director, Debbie Martin (right), accepted this donation from Carol Vanelli Worosz, Community Engagement Leader at Teck (centre).


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


The RBC Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Teck Trail Operations. (Submitted photo)

Just Posted

Don’t travel to vacation homes or cabins, urges Kootenay Boundary district

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary asks residents not to travel to secondary homes

Multiple items on agenda at upcoming City of Rossland council meeting

New city hall and changes to property taxes some items on April 6 agenda

COVID-19 Business Support; Wage Subsidy

Wage Subsidy: A Dual System

Vandalism has Trail businesses seeking immediate action

Business community is asking for better security measures amid pandemic

‘An extra $220 every 90 days’: B.C. patients pay more dispensing fees due to prescription limits

Kelowna woman says it’s outrageous to charge for refills every 30 days

B.C. clears more acute hospital beds as COVID-19 case growth slows

Province holding about 40% of beds empty for peak still to come

As 500K+ apply for emergency benefit, Trudeau says aid coming for Canadians left behind

Canada Emergency Response Benefit provides $2,000 per month

Wearing non-medical masks can stop spread of COVID-19 before symptoms start: Tam

Health officials had previously not recommended wearing them

UPDATE: UK PM Boris Johnson moved to intensive care after COVID-19 symptoms worse

He has been quarantined in his Downing St. residence since being diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 26

Travellers, travel agents ‘in agony’ over refund policies and customer service

Many Canadian carriers are offering customers flights rebookings or travel vouchers — but not refunds

Introverted and extroverted kids likely to react differently to COVID-19 restrictions

B.C. child psychologist says your parenting approach can’t be one-size fits all in social isolation

B.C. begins taking submissions for $2M COVID-19 research fund

Rural health, impact of shifting hospital resources among priorities

Easter Bunny not a COVID-19 carrier, allowed to do drop offs

World Health Organization grants permission to Bunny as he cannot transfer the virus

Most Read