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NEWS RELEASE · 9th December 2014
Kitimat Hospital Foundation
The Oncology Department at Kitimat General Hospital will benefit from the generous donation provided by the Thornhill Chapter #85 – Order of the Eastern Star. A cheque in the amount of $2,330 was presented to the Kitimat General Hospital Foundation on December 6th, as flow-through funds for the department.

The Thornhill Chapter #85 Order of the Eastern Star is dissolving their chapter and closing out their bank account. As they’ve operated in Terrace and Kitimat over the years, the organization decided to split the balance of the remaining funds between the REM Lee Hospital Foundation in Terrace and the Kitimat General Hospital Foundation (KGHF) in Kitimat. The Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star will join with the Prince George Chapter later this month.

The Order of the Eastern Star has supported cancer victims and families for a number of years and have requested KGHF to have the donation directed to the Oncology Department at the Kitimat General Hospital and Health Centre.

In attendance at the presentation were representatives for the Order of the Eastern Star, Paquita Blassing, Worthy Matron; Klaus Blassing,Worthy Patron; and Kathy Walker, Treasurer. The Kitimat General Hospital Foundation was represented by Corinne Scott, Chair; Doug Thomson, Vice Chair and Margaret Sanou, Secretary.