Gala raises record amount for Victoria Hospitals Foundation

Visions gala raises $552,000 for medical imagining at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals

A weekend gala proved to be the picture of success for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation.

The 25th annual Visions gala raised a record-breaking $552,000 for medical imagining at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals.

Donors James Darke and Anna Tieman marked the event’s silver anniversary with a $25,000 contribution. Saturday’s black-tie event at the Fairmont Empress raised funds through ticket sales, live and silent auctions, a teddy bear raffle, cash donations and community sponsorships.

Visions is a major component of the Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s fall campaign, which this year aims to raise $1.5 million for two new interventional angiography systems – one each for Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals.

“Every day, my colleagues and I use this sophisticated medical imaging equipment to guide us as we perform a multitude of minimally invasive procedures on a wide variety of patients,” said Dr. Paul Sobkin, clinical section head of angiography/interventional radiology for Island Health medical imaging. “We’re so excited for this new technology and what it’s going to be able to do for the people of the Island.”

Visions is one of Victoria’s longest running gala fundraisers. Since the Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s inaugural Visions gala back in 1991, this event has helped fund hundreds of pieces of essential leading-edge medical equipment.

“It is remarkable to reflect on the positive, longstanding impact this enchanting evening has had on our community,” said Visions steering committee chair Daniela Cubelic. “Because of the thousands of guests, volunteers, donors and sponsors who have supported this gala over the past 25 years, Visions has raised more than $5.5 million for urgently needed medical equipment in our hospitals.”

You can contribute to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation campaign by calling 250-519-1750 or visit online at victoriahf.ca/visions. Every contribution made to VHF’s fall campaign, up to $750,000, will be matched by an anonymous donor.

 

Just Posted

UPDATE: Pay Bay Highway traffic moving again after motorcyclist rear-ended

Three vehicle collision stalled traffic in southbound lane Wednesday shortly before 4 p.m.

Legalization at the legislature: Victoria celebrates with free cannabis

Longtime cannabis activist Dana Larsen hands out free joints, seeds, plants

Homeless campers near Saanich municipal hall to move today

Tenters plan to move within Saanich, push bylaws

MP calls federal government’s cannabis pardon ‘half-baked’

Murray Rankin introduced bill to expunge criminal possession records for free

PHOTOS: This is what buying legal pot in B.C. looks like

Take a look inside B.C.’s first and only legal pot shop located in Kamloops

Watch: Saanich responds to mock emergency for ammonia Leak

Hazmat suits, emergency centre respond to mock ammonia leak

Find your future at Black Press career fair in Victoria

More than 70 booths expected at Bay Street Armoury on Oct. 25

Preliminary inquiry for Saanich resident facing numerous charges in Comox Valley shooting

A 27-year-old Saanich resident had his preliminary hearing in Courtenay Wednesday as… Continue reading

POLL: Do you support amalgamation for communities in the Capital Region?

Residents in Victoria and Saanich will be voting on Oct. 20 on… Continue reading

Jusu adds hemp extract to the menu in Greater Victoria

Food and beverage product to be enhanced with hemp extract

Cheaper strains sell out within minutes on online BC Cannabis Store

Province says new strains will become available in the coming months

Only 40% of B.C. car dealerships have electric cars available: report

Researchers found buyers frustrated at the lack of options

VIDEO: Millionaire Lottery returns to give back and win big

Since 1996, Millionaire Lottery has raised $52 million for the VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation

Test case challenges a politician’s right to block people from Twitter account

3 people say Watson infringed their constitutional right to freedom of expression by blocking them

Most Read