The Charity

Our 2013 Charity of choice is the Nanaimo Hospital Foundation. Please help us in raising funds to support their efforts.

The Nanaimo Barbecue Festival Raised $10,000 in its first annual year and we look forward to raising even more in 2013.

The Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation raises funds for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH), Dufferin Place Extended Care Facility (Nanaimo), Eagle Park Health Care Facility (Qualicum Beach), and Trillium Lodge (Parksville). We own and operate the Nanaimo Lifeline Program and the Code Brew Coffee Kiosk located in the NRGH lobby – all profits support our vision which is for excellent healthcare, facilities and equipment.

Vital equipment, facilities, services, and education are possible with your donations.

Our current funding priority is the new Emergency Department expansion.

NRGH was built in 1963 with the anticipation that 6,000 people might need emergency services each year. In 1991 an overhaul increased space to accommodate 15,000. However, today the Emergency Department at NRGH sees more than 53,000 each year – more than three times its capacity. The time to grow is now!

The new expansion will nearly double the size, increase patient care with additional equipment, and create an effective working space so the emergency medical team can do their job.

Construction is underway and all contractors are Nanaimo based. The anticipated opening is in 2012.

You can help! Visit for more information.


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