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REPORTING · 14th December 2012
Walter McFarlane
On the 12th day of the 12th month of the 12th year, the Kitimat General Hospital foundation held a coffee house in the lobby at the Kitimat General Hospital. The event ran from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm.

“The Kitimat General Hospital Foundation held their 1st event to let the community know we are up and operating,” said Corinne Scott. “We are having a Christmas Coffee house and we’re providing musical entertainment for the entire afternoon.”

The entertainment was stellar throughout the day. The crowd packed in to watch the Saint Anthony’s Elementary School Choir sing Christmas Carols.

“Residents from Mountainview Lodge came over to enjoy the children’s choir, staff had the opportunity to come out to enjoy the entertainment during short breaks – and expressed their appreciation – we really boosted everyone’s Christmas spirit. The entertainment was great, people were singing along, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful hot chocolate, coffee, tea and baked goodies,” said Scott.

The Hospital Foundation was also giving away special Kitimat Snowflake Christmas Ornaments dated 2012 with a donation to the foundation of $25. They hope to offer an ornament with their logo and date every year.

“We have a number of 2012 dated Christmas ornaments left, and are in the process of planning how to distribute them before Christmas. If anyone would like to order some, please contact me as soon as possible. For a $25.00 contribution, you will receive an ornament and a $20.00 charitable tax receipt,” said Scott.

The Kitimat General Foundation has already donated money towards a Nurse’s and Doctor’s station in the Emergency Room because they were doing their work in the Hallway. NHA is also expanding the ER and putting in an observation room.

“We were very pleased with the success of the day and received over $1300 in donations, but better still the exposure to the Kitimat General Hospital Foundation was fantastic,” said Scott. “A heart felt thank you to all the Kitimat General Hospital Foundation members who volunteered their services to ensure the day was a success.”

There are further events to come so stay tuned to find out more.