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Northerners get in the spirit of giving on Spirit Day

The numbers are in, and Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation’s annual Spirit Day fundraiser was a huge success.

The day ended with close to $100,000 raised. With donations continuing to pour in, Spirit of the North announced it is now at $122, 357 with donations being directed 100 percent towards many areas of health care in the North.

Auxiliary donation during Spirit Day 2021.

After moving last year’s event to September, then this year moving back once again to our traditional first Thursday in May, they were overwhelmed and extremely grateful for the support received. Yesterday’s addition saw a significant donation from the auxiliary to UHNBC of $5,000 and Northern Ice provided the proceeds from their Pay It Forward event last Saturday which was $2,185 These two donations effectively moved the total from the end of the day yesterday over the $120k mark.

“We know health care touches us all, but each of us in different ways,” said Judy Neiser, CEO of Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. “Offering the opportunity for donors to support the area near and dear to them has been nothing short of spectacular. It really doesn’t matter how big or small a donation is, we just know that together every donation has the ability to have impact and we are happy to have anyone involved at whatever level they are comfortable with. We could not do an event of this magnitude without our long time partners, Pattison Media Ltd., the Prestige Treasure Cove Resort Hotel along with many of our steadfast donors, supporters, community partners like Tim Hortons, and the PG Cougars, and our generous sponsors and outstanding volunteers who have made the day such a huge success. The real winner here is health care in the North.”

Every donation makes a huge impact on improving patient outcomes in northern BC. Donations are still being accepted and can be made at any time. For further information please contact the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation Office at 250.565.2515 or to contribute online please go to

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