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Wine lovers raise funds for SimMom

A sold-out crowd at the Coast Prince George’s Wine Lovers Dinner enjoyed a fantastic night on the Mediterranean enjoying the culinary flavours of Italy paired with what else – wine.

This year’s dinner, focused on the classic cooking techniques characteristic of Italy. The carefully selected wines highlighted how far wine culture has grown and how varied wines can be across Italy. The generosity of attending donors was overwhelming in support of the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation raising more than $110,000.

Proceeds will purchase SimMom, a birthing simulator. Learning to make quick decisions during childbirth can mean the difference between life and death. Preparing for these unexpected, high‐risk events by accurately assessing and responding appropriately, the well‐trained healthcare professional to be better equipped to ensure the best possible outcomes. As a teaching hospital, providing state of the art equipment for both learning and treatment in a nonjudgemental environment is supportive. It is also important to help attract and retain healthcare professionals to the region.

“We are so proud of our relationship with Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation,” said Coast Prince George General Manager Arun Mutalik. “They make huge contributions to our quality of life and we love celebrating the work they do. While the event allows us to feature the talents of our team, it is the community who humble us with their incredible generosity. Together with our media partners the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, we are honoured to host this event and we will continue the journey.”

“Healthcare truly does touch everyone. The evening was amazing – it always is”, said Judy Neiser, CEO for Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. “The energy in the room was exciting and we are so thrilled with what this partnership for health care has done once again. The Coast Prince George, and Jim Pattison Broadcast Group and the generosity of those who attended really made for a perfect evening with great outcomes for healthcare in the North and education in the North. “

This event is known to sell our annually – if you missed it this year, mark your calendars as it will be September 25, 2020.

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