Soirée à Paris Gala

Soirée à Paris Gala

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On Friday, November 14 2014 let Burnaby Hospital Foundation whisk you away to one of the world’s most romantic destination – Paris.  Reserve your tickets today Call 604-431-2881

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Gala Partnership Package

Gala Partnership Package

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Diamonds in the Sky Gala

Diamonds in the Sky Gala

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Check out last years very successful gala event "Diamonds in the Sky"

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Soirée à Paris Gala Auction

Soirée à Paris Gala Auction

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Burnaby Hospital Foundation Gala Auction

An incredible range of Auction items tempt each of the senses and capture the ambiance of a Soirée Á Paris. Original artworks Fine bed linens Custom-tailored suit Weekend get-aways Seahawks…

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Shoppers Tree of Life Campaign Burnaby Hospital Foundation was chosen by Shoppers Drug Mart to receive funds from Shoppers “Tree of Life Campaign.” Every year Shoppers Drug Mart selects a local women’s health organization...
TELUS Donates $10,372.48 towards Highest Priority Equipment ANNOUNCEMENT |  August 14, 2014 TELUS and their employees once again showing their caring… Linda Jackson, Fraser Valley TELUS Community Ambassador presents a gift of $10,372.48 for highest priority needs...
Auxillary to Burnaby Hospital Donates $40,000 ANNOUNCEMENT |  June 10, 2014 Burnaby Hospital Foundation gratefully recognizes Auxiliary to Burnaby Hospital for generously donating $40,000 towards highest priority needs at Burnaby Hospital. Shown: Shirley Hill, Chair, Auxiliary...
Royal Canadian Legion #148 donates $5,000 to support Highest Priority Needs at Burnaby Hospital ANNOUNCEMENT |  May 27, 2014 Since 1988 Royal Canadian Legion #148 has donated an amazing $104,441.29 to support healthcare needs at Burnaby Hospital. Shown: Grace and Scott Browning, Royal Canadian...
Elks of Burnaby, Lodge No. 497 and Royal Purple Lodge No. 260 Donate $5,000 to Burnaby Hospital Foundation ANNOUNCEMENT |  May 24, 2014 Thanks to years of support, since 2003, the Elks of Burnaby, Lodge No. 497 and Royal Purple Lodge No. 260, have generously gifted Burnaby Hospital...
Burnaby Hospital Volunteer Lottery Booth Donates $11,000 towards Highest Priority Equipment ANNOUNCEMENT |  Mar 17, 2014 Thank you to the Volunteers at Burnaby Hospital’s Lottery Booth for generously donating $11,000 for the purchase of critical equipment at Burnaby Hospital. Shown (L-R):...
Patrick Delesalle and Family Donate $50,000 to Help the Emergency Room and Surgical Department ANNOUNCEMENT |  Feb 13, 2014 Patrick Delesalle and Family generously donated $50,000 to Burnaby Hospital Foundation. The gift will be shared equally by two areas of the hospital with $25,000...
TELUS Matches Donations to Burnaby Hospital Foundation ANNOUNCEMENT |  Jan 27, 2014 TELUS presents a cheque to Burnaby Hospital Foundation for $8,501.88 which will be used to purchase urgently needed medical equipment. Each year, TELUS generously matches...
RBC Donates $20,000 to Burnaby Hospital Foundation ANNOUNCEMENT |  Jan 27, 2014 RBC presents Burnaby Hospital Foundation with a gift of $20,000 for the purchase of a lifesaving transport defibrillator for Burnaby Hospital's Emergency Room. Shown (L-R):...
Shoppers Drug Mart's TREE OF LIFE Campaign Raises $10,030 ANNOUNCEMENT |  Dec 18, 2013 Shoppers Drug Mart’s annual TREE OF LIFE campaign provides customers and employees the opportunity to donate directly to organizations that make a difference to women’s...
Elks of Burnaby, Lodge No. 497 and Royal Purple Lodge No. 260 spread Christmas Cheer to the patients of Burnaby Hospital. ANNOUNCEMENT |  Dec 5, 2013 Burnaby Elks Lodge No. 497 and Ladies of the Royal Purple Lodge No. 260 donated poinsettias for Burnaby Hospital Foundation patients and staff. Shown (L-R):...
Scotiabank Supports Burnaby Hospital ANNOUNCEMENT |  October 21, 2013 Scotiabank supported Burnaby Hospital Foundation's annual charity golf tournament, The Slice, as Presenting Sponsor and helped create greater awareness about Burnaby Hospital's highest priority needs....

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Burnaby Hospital Foundation and the Jack Gin Family Foundation partner to raise funds for medical technology

Media Release

October 2014 – The Jack Gin Family Foundation has once again stepped up to raise funds for urgently needed equipment at Burnaby Hospital. Mr. Gin and his foundation are spearheading a community effort to raise funds for an Ultrasonix Sonixtouch Premium Ultrasound System. With a lead gift of $10,000 and a challenge to the entire community to join him in the effort, Jack Gin has set the bar high—but not for the first time. Last year, Mr. Gin led successful community fundraising campaign that raised enough for a new gastroscope for Burnaby Hospital. Read more

Burnaby Hospital Foundation Announces Award Recipients

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Burnaby Hospital Foundation Announces Award Recipients

Sept 2014 – Burnaby Hospital Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2014 Philanthropy Awards. The four awards recognize individuals and corporate citizens whose outstanding commitment to health care excellence through philanthropy and community leadership inspires others to engage with the Foundation, and builds awareness about patient care needs at Burnaby Hospital.

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Burnaby Hospital Foundation Receives $50,000 from G&F Financial Group

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Sept 2014 – Burnaby Hospital Foundation will receive $50,000 in proceeds from the 2014 G&F Financial Group Charity Golf Tournament. The funds will be put toward the acquisition of a new arthroscopic hip distraction system for the hospital.

Surgeons at Burnaby Hospital perform hip procedures every year. Now aided by the advanced technology of the new hip distractor, a greater number of these surgeries can be done arthroscopically, with minimally-invasive surgical techniques. While minimally-invasive approaches have become a standard in medical care today, hip arthroscopy has been a more recent advance in orthopedic surgery due to the complex characteristics of the hip joint and the highly technical nature of the operation.

“As surgeons, we want to avoid open procedures wherever and whenever possible,” says Tim Kostamo M.D. an orthopedic surgeon at the hospital, and the only surgeon in Fraser Health using the distractor to perform arthroscopic his surgery. “Using minimally-invasive arthroscopic techniques really improves the patient experience because there is far less pain and recovery times are much faster. Hip arthroscopy is a big operation through a small hole.”

Burnaby Hospital Foundation

Burnaby Hospital Foundation provides funding for state-of-the-art equipment and technology, medical education and community wellness initiatives. “Thanks to the generous support of our community partners, like G&F Financial Group, we are together making a difference to patients and their families,” says Cheryl Carline, President and CEO of Burnaby Hospital Foundation. “We are grateful to G&F Financial Group for choosing the Foundation as the beneficiary of their annual charity golf tournament.”

A community hospital, Burnaby Hospital helps more than 200,000 patients every year and serves the needs of a growing population and a changing demographic.

For further information:

Burnaby Hospital Foundation
3935 Kincaid Street
Burnaby, BC, V5G 2X6
Tel: 604.431.2881
Fax: 604.434.9357

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Burnaby Hospital Foundation is a Finalist for the Burnaby Not-for-Profit Organization of the Year

Burnaby Business Excellence Awards

ANNOUNCEMENT  |  October 11, 2013     

Burnaby Hospital Foundation has been named a finalist for the 2013 Burnaby Business Excellence Awards (BBEA) in the category of Not-for-Profit Organization of the Year. The award winner will be announced by the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) on November 14, 2013 at the 14th BBEA Gala.

Shown: Burnaby City Councillor Paul McDonell presents a plaque of recognition to finalists for the Not-for-Profit Organization of the Year Award. Burnaby Hospital Foundation President & CEO Cheryl Carline is shown second from the right.

About the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards

Each year, the Burnaby Board of Trade, in partnership with the City of Burnaby, recongnizes businesses which have demonstrated outstanding business success over many years and have had a positive and significant impact on the community.

For more information about the BBOT and BBEA, visit www.bbot.ca.

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Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Woodward’s Foundation Donates $47,570 to Purchase an HD Video Processor Tower for Burnaby Hospital’s Surgical Cystoscopy Program

Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Woodward's Foundation

NEWS RELEASE  |  July 22, 2013     

BURNABY - Burnaby Hospital Foundation has received a substantial $47,570 donation from the Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Woodward’s Foundation to purchase a new HD Video Processor Tower for Burnaby Hospital’s busy Surgical Cystoscopy Program.

“On behalf of Burnaby Hospital Foundation, the hospital, and the patients ultimately benefiting from this gift, we are so thankful to the Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Woodward’s Foundation for their generosity,” says Cheryl Carline, President & CEO of Burnaby Hospital Foundation. “A new HD Video Processor Tower enhances our surgeons’ abilities to provide better diagnostic care. The number of cystoscopies being performed at Burnaby Hospital is growing, and this advanced technology will benefit thousands of patients a year”.

“The Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Woodward’s Foundation is pleased to contribute to patient and surgical care at Burnaby Hospital,” says Jackie Lee-Son, Executive Director of the Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Woodward’s Foundation. “Through gifts such as this, the Foundation will continue to make a difference to the health care of communities across British Columbia”.

The Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Woodward’s Foundation was established in 1951 when Puggy Woodward, son of Woodward’s Department Stores founder Charles Woodward, formalized his gift giving into a foundation that would outlive him and benefit the health of British Columbians for many generations.

Shown Above: Jackie Lee-Son, Executive Director of the Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Woodward’s Foundation (centre) presents the donation to Dr. John Warner, Burnaby Hospital’s Regional Department Head of Urology (left) and Sylvia Zylla, Burnaby Hospital Foundation’s Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving (right).

About an HD Video Processor Tower

Cystoscopies are a medical procedure used to diagnose, monitor and treat conditions affecting the bladder and urinary tract. The procedures is performed by an urologist using a cystoscope, which uses telescopic and microscopic lenses to view the inner surfaces of the urinary tract and help diagnose and treat urinary tract and prostate disease. A new HD Video Processor Tower adds high definition capability to provide greater clarity in imaging and far greater patient comfort.

About the Burnaby Hospital Foundation

The Burnaby Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Burnaby Hospital. The foundation was established in 1982 to raise financial resources needed for life saving diagnostic, surgical, and medical equipment, innovative tools for patient care, and other community healthcare needs. More information is available at www.bhfoundation.ca.

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Burnaby Hospital Foundation
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Burnaby Supporters Respond to the Gin Family’s Call for Support and Raise $20,000 to Buy a New Gastroscope for Burnaby Hospital

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NEWS RELEASE  |  July 15, 2013     

Shown Above: Burnaby Hospital’s Peter Reimer (right) gives Jack Gin (left) a quick lesson on how a gastroscope works. Photograph by Larry Wright, BURNABY NOW.

BURNABY – Thanks to a wonderful response from the community, the Jack Gin Family Foundation wishes to thank everyone who supported their fundraising campaign to buy a new gastroscope for Burnaby Hospital.

Earlier this Spring, the Jack Gin Family Foundation pledged to match community donations dollar-for-dollar to enhance diagnostic care at Burnaby Hospital. Thanks to an article featured in the Burnaby Now, the response was immediate and the campaign goal was met within weeks.

“The response is testimony to the caring and giving nature of Burnaby citizens. We are so appreciative of how the community responded to our call for support,” says Jack Gin. “After reaching our $20,000 goal, there were still supporters wanting to give. And of course, they still can.  Every year, Burnaby Hospital doctors prepare a wish list of needed equipment that are beyond budget constraints.  My wish is to equip our doctors with the tools they need to be better at their jobs.  And I hope others in our community will join me in this campaign. I encourage everyone to get involved and learn more about your community hospital”.

State-of-the-art technology like that found in gastroscopes allows for early and accurate diagnosis, which translates into the ability to prevent medical conditions or treat them before it is too late.

Donations can also be mailed to: Burnaby Hospital Foundation, 3935 Kincaid Street, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2X6. Or save the postage and donate online at www.bhfoundation.ca or call 604.431.2881.

What’s a Gastroscope?

A gastroscope is a surgical device used by physicians to view a patient’s gastrointestinal tract. It uses fiber optic technology that produces light to allow it to work like a camera and helps diagnose conditions of the esophagus, stomach and portions of the small intestine. The gastroscope is also able to take tissue samples for biopsy as well as administer certain medications to treat various medical conditions and correctly place feeding tubes.

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Media Contact:

Stephanie Leung
Communications Specialist
Burnaby Hospital Foundation
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Keith & Betty Beedie Award for Leadership in Philanthropy Announced

Keith and Betty Beedie

NEWS RELEASE  |  May 13, 2013     

BURNABY – Keith and Betty Beedie were honoured recipients of Burnaby Hospital Foundation’s Distinguished Patron Award at the inaugural Diamonds in the Sky gala on May 4, 2013. During the award presentation, Tinu Mathur, Chair of Burnaby Hospital Foundation, announced that the award will be renamed the Keith & Betty Beedie Award for Leadership in Philanthropy.

“As strong pillars of the British Columbia community, Keith and Betty Beedie continuously lead by example. Through their caring and passion they demonstrate the difference one can make by giving back,” says Tinu Mathur, Chair, Burnaby Hospital Foundation. “Their generous contributions to Burnaby Hospital Foundation throughout the years have helped so many. Naming this award for them honours their exceptional leadership in supporting Burnaby Hospital through philanthropic endeavours.”

“Keith and Betty Beedie’s support of Burnaby Hospital Foundation has had a very positive impact,” says Cheryl Carline, President & CEO, Burnaby Hospital Foundation. “Over the decades, they have been instrumental in raising crucial funds that equip Burnaby Hospital with state-of-the-art technology like the MRI unit. Their giving nature is exemplary and we are pleased to be recognizing them.”

Watch the video about Keith and Betty Beedie and the Distinguished Patron Award:

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Burnaby Hospital Foundation
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Diamonds in the Sky Gala Celebrates Burnaby Hospital’s 60 Years of Caring

Diamonds in the Sky 2013

NEWS RELEASE  |  May 10, 2013     

BURNABY - Burnaby Hospital Foundation welcomed approximately 200 guests to their inaugural Diamonds in the Sky gala on May 4, 2013. The signature event celebrated Burnaby Hospital’s 60th anniversary with lively commentary from Master of Ceremonies Wayne Cox, music from JUNO award winning Gabriel Hasselbach with the Sassabrass Orchestra, and raised funds to purchase high priority equipment at the hospital. Keith and Betty Beedie and the late Dr. Kenneth Hill were also recognized as the first recipients of Burnaby Hospital Foundation’s Distinguished Patron Award and Spirit of Philanthropy Award.

“We are so fortunate to have the wonderful support of our community and donors,” says Cheryl Carline, President & CEO of Burnaby Hospital Foundation. “Our inaugural Diamonds in the Sky Gala honoured Burnaby Hospital’s 60 years of service to our community and leaders such as Keith and Betty Beedie and the late Dr. Kenneth Hill, who made the hospital a special place for so many. Everyone has shown an amazing response and we are so grateful to all in the community for continuing to make a difference.”

The celebration was made extra special when a surprise $50,000 donation from Burnaby-born celebrity Michael Bublé was delivered by his father Lewis Bublé to support critical hospital equipment needs. Keith and Betty Beedie also made a $30,000 donation to purchase a new neonatal resuscitator to help newborn patients in need.

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Burnaby Hospital Foundation
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Keith and Betty Beedie and Dr. Kenneth C. Hill to be Honoured at Burnaby Hospital Foundation Gala

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NEWS RELEASE  |  April 22, 2013     

BURNABY – Two very special awards recognizing leadership in philanthropy will be presented on May 4, 2013 at Burnaby Hospital Foundation’s inaugural Diamonds in the Sky gala. Keith and Betty Beedie have been named the recipient of the Distinguished Patron Award and Dr. Kenneth C. Hill will receive the Spirit of Philanthropy Award.

“We are pleased to be honouring Keith and Betty Beedie and Dr. Kenneth Hill with these distinguished awards,” says Cheryl Carline, President & CEO of Burnaby Hospital Foundation. “These awards will be presented at our inaugural gala, Diamonds in the Sky, to acknowledge the important role community leaders have played in Burnaby Hospital’s 60-year history. As we celebrate the hospital’s rich history, we also honour the significant contributions made by these individuals.”

The 2013 Award Recipients are:

  • Keith and Betty Beedie, Distinguished Patron Award
  • Dr. Kenneth C. Hill, Spirit of Philanthropy Award

The Distinguished Patron Award recognizes an individual or family who demonstrates exceptional leadership in supporting Burnaby Hospital through philanthropic endeavours.

The Spirit of Philanthropy Award recognizes an individual physician, nurse or health care professional at Burnaby Hospital whose personal generosity and community leadership has inspired others to become involved in supporting Burnaby Hospital.

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Media Contact:

Stephanie Leung
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Burnaby Hospital Foundation
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The Gin Family Needs Your Help to Purchase a Gastroscope for Burnaby Hospital

The Gin Family

Shown (L-R): Jack, Sylvia, Sarah, Matthew and Michael Gin are rallying the community to support Burnaby Hospital and help purchase a new gastroscope. 

ANNOUNCEMENT  |  March 27, 2013     

The Jack Gin Family Foundation needs your help to send a special birthday gift to Burnaby Hospital to celebrate its 60th anniversary. They are calling out to the community to help purchase a new gastroscope to empower hospital staff with this critical state-of-the-art equipment.

“We are part of the Burnaby community, and Burnaby Hospital has been our family’s hospital for years,” says Jack Gin. “I know from personal experience the importance new camera technologies can have in diagnosing health issues because of the advancements in clarity and accuracy. We feel it’s important to give Burnaby Hospital the best tools to help patients. It’s important for all of us in the community to invest in the hospital that cares for all of us. We hope everyone will join us in buying the gastroscope. Big or small, no matter what size the donation is, together we will make that donation have twice the impact!”

A professional engineer and entrepreneur, Jack Gin has always had a passion for cameras and the latest in technology. He founded Extreme CCTV in Burnaby (now known as Bosch Security Systems when it was acquired in 2008) and understands how new developments in state-of-the-art technology like a gastroscope can make a substantial difference in what physicians can see—which translates into the ability to catch medical conditions sooner and treat them faster.

The gastroscope costs $20,000 and the Jack Gin Family Foundation will match all community donations dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 to purchase it.

To make a donation that will be matched by the Jack Gin Family Foundation, please donate online by clicking here or call Burnaby Hospital Foundation at 604.431.2881. Donations can also be mailed to: Burnaby Hospital Foundation, 3935 Kincaid Street, Burnaby, BC, V5G 2X6 (please indicate a designation of “Gastroscope” on your donation).

What’s a Gastroscope?

A gastroscope is a surgical device used by physicians to view a patient’s gastrointestinal tract. It uses fiber optic technology that produces light to allow it to work like a camera and helps diagnose conditions of the esophagus, stomach and portions of the small intestine. The gastroscope is also able to take tissue samples for biopsy as well as administer certain medications to treat various medical conditions and correctly place feeding tubes.

 

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Welcome Announcement

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ANNOUNCEMENT  |  March 5, 2013     

Burnaby Hospital Foundation welcomes Cheryl Carline as the new President & CEO and Tinu Mathur as Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Cheryl Carline served as the CEO of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society for 11 years and Executive Director, and one of the founding members, of Leadership Vancouver.  In addition to her role at Burnaby Hospital Foundation Cheryl sits as a board member of the Pacific National Exhibition and was appointed to, and serves on, the Provincial Child Care Council.  Active in the community, Ms. Carline served as the President of Food Banks BC and the Chair of the GVRD Steering Committee on Homelessness.  Ms. Carline graduated from Norwich University in Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts, York University in Voluntary Sector and Arts Management, and the Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship from Stanford University.

Tinu Mathur first joined the Foundation's Board of Trustees in 2011 and is currently the Vice President of VRX Studios in Vancouver. Tinu is excited to be taking on this new appointment as a volunteer leader, and is happy to be giving back to his community hospital.

 

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