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Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation wins provincial radio award
A radio advertisement by the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation has won a provincial award. “Spirit Day,” produced in partnership with the Jim Pattison Broadcast stations 99.3 The Drive and 101.3 The River, brought awareness to fundraising for the first-ever “calming room” at the UHNBC in Prince George.
“The room aims to create a calm, relaxing environment,” said Chantelle Wilson, Manager, Child & Youth Regional & Specialized Services. “This can be helpful for patients and families who have a therapeutic need to experience something other than the usual hospital sounds, lights, and other stimuli.”
In the words of the ad, “the emergency room helps stabilize the body; a calming room will help stabilize the mind.”
The ad won the Community Service Award for Small Market Radio as part of the 73rd annual BC Association of Broadcasters awards for fall 2020.
“Just the thought of having a calming room available to families,” says a family member quoted in the ad, “…just the idea of it is a relief.”
“We are so grateful for the media we have on board to promote this event. It really is a great partnership,” said Judy Neiser, Chief Executive Officer of the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation.
To hear the ad, visit the award announcement on Facebook.
As part of our annual Festival of Trees - this year “Reimagined”, the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation regretfully announces that the Fireworks scheduled for 5:00 pm this Sunday, December 6th, have been cancelled. The following notification was received early Friday evening from Northern Health.
“Northern Health is not in support of setting off fireworks at the designated time. Regardless of whether it’s intentional or not, this will promote in-person gatherings. As we are in a state of elevated restrictions, we are advocating for each individual, business, and organization to err on the side of caution.”
This comes on the heels of the November 19th orders released by the PHO.
“We tried.” said Selen Alpay, Owner of Canadian Tire and Fireworks Sponsor. “All precautions were in place and noting that there was no designated location, but rather access to view from everyone’s own homes, the committee had come up with a completely safe way for residents to stay distanced and just look up.” In the end even that was prohibited. “I’m disappointed, it’s just one more thing that is cancelled at the 11th hour.” He said.
“Naturally we are frustrated”, said Judy Neiser, CEO for Spirit of the North. “Festival of Trees has long been known to kick off the Holiday Season for many. This year it was a glimmer of hope and enjoyment that could be done safely. We have yet to receive any further explanation. It is what it is at this point.”
Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation through the Festival of Trees is currently raising funds to support the addition of a dedicated molecular diagnostic lab at UHNBC. For more information please see www.festivaloftreespg.ca
Thank you to Interior Offroad for continuing to support sick kids in care here at UHNBC. COVID has changed what is traditionally a toy drive, into a valued gift towards Paediatrics. Choosing to support differently, in a way that adapts to a safer healthier community is really meaningful. Thank you so much for caring for children here, through health. You too can contribute to our areas of greatest need by visiting our webpage here https://www.spiritofthenorth.ca/fundraising-priorities/areas-of-greatest-need and clicking the Donate Now button on the top right.