Public input wanted for St. Joseph’s Hospital centennial celebrations

St. Joseph's General Hospital is gearing up to celebrate its 100th anniversary this summer — and it's looking for help from the public.

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St. Joseph’s General Hospital is gearing up to celebrate its 100th anniversary this summer — and it’s looking for help from the public.

St. Joseph’s General  Hospital Foundation has launched a commemorative campaign to celebrate the hospital’s centennial 1913 to 2013.

The campaign, Legacy Years – One Hundred Years • A Thousand Stories, calls upon the community to share stories and significant memories by making a donation dedicated to a special year.

“We are looking for 1,000 stories to celebrate Care with Compassion … 100 Years of Service,” said Jane Murphy, hospital president and CEO. “Everyone has a story to share, an event to celebrate, or someone special to commemorate. This is an opportunity to share a piece of your personal history in recognition of this milestone celebration.”

A $100-donation allows a donor to purchase a year and submit a commemorative story detailing a special memory of  St. Joseph’s General Hospital. Celebrate the birth of a daughter in 1962, or a grandfather in 1937; perhaps you underwent lifesaving surgery in 1982, or were a volunteer at the hospital in 1956.

Dollars raised through this memorable campaign will help fund legacy centennial projects, examples of which include the creation of a commemorative video, a hospital mural and display, and permanent beautification projects involving the lobby and grounds of St. Joseph’s.

Commemorative stories can be detailed in a single dedication line or a paragraph of up to 100 words.

Submit an accompanying photograph, if you wish, along with your donation to the foundation.

Names and chosen year of significance will be mounted on a large banner that will be featured at various local venues throughout the year and then for display in the hospital foyer.

There is no limit to the number of donors for any given year, but act fast, as only donations made before March 31 for the banner display will be gathered. Legacy Year donations may be purchased online at www.cvhospitalfoundation.com, by visiting the foundation office at 2137 Comox Ave. or by calling 250-890-3046.

— St. Joseph’s General Hospital

 

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