Wednesday October 22, 2014

WDHF sells tickets for special gala


Tickets are on sale for a special Valentine’s Day Gala fundraiser for the Weyburn and District Hospital Foundation.

The event will be held Friday, Feb. 14 at McKenna Hall. Tickets are $150 per couple or $100 per person. They are available at York Jewellers, Superior Office Products, Pharmasave or from any board member of the WDHF.

The Valentine’s Day Gala  will include cocktails and appetizers at 6 p.m., a plated dinner at 7 p.m. with a choice of prime rib or baked lemon chicken, and desserts and chocolate fountains.

Other special events during the Valentine’s Day Gala will include a photobooth, deejay, dancing and special entertainment by comedian Kelly Taylor.

There will be a special “Diamond in the Ice” fundraising during the evening. The Hospital Foundation will be selling ice cubes, one of which will contain a one-carat Canadian diamond.

Recently, an anonymous donor had given $420,000 to the Weyburn and District Hospital Foundation. The anonymous person supports the foundation in their vision of building and equipping a new hospital to serve Weyburn and the surrounding communities.

“We are certainly seeing new doctors being attracted to our community so let’s get behind the Foundation and raise the funds needed from the community to show the government we are ready,” said Adam Knight, chair of the WDHF.

The foundation was incorporated since 2009 and has raised, in cash and pledges, identified funds to date of $15.5 million towards the goal of $20 million.

The other 80 per cent of funds for a new hospital has to be committed by the province.

The WDHF has funds donated previous to 2009 ($665,000) that are invested and being held in trust by Sun Country Health Region for the new hospital.


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