Silver Star Mountain Resort’s 2nd Annual Emergency Services Day fundraiser for Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation raised $13,000 for the hospital’s Emergency Department.
The event was held January 21.
“Last year, there were more than 44,000 emergency room visits at VJH,” says Sue Beaudry from the Foundation. “The dedication from SilverStar Mountain Resort and the Emergency Service groups who took part in this event contributes significantly to the well-being of our community members in need of urgent medical care.”
Funds were raised through SilverStar’s donation of $20 from every lift ticket sold that day, and since 2013, SilverStar’s event initiatives have raised $66,200.
“The generous support from SilverStar has helped furnish and equip the 6th and 7th floor of Polson Tower, as well as purchase much-needed equipment for the Emergency Department,” adds Beaudry.
Emergency Service Day featured demonstrations from nine local emergency services teams through the day. From a heli-winch rescue to avalanche search techniques, teams demonstrated the skills and equipment brought into action to assist those in need.
“A big thanks goes out to all the Emergency Service volunteers who gave their time to make the day so successful,” says Brad Baker, SilverStar’s director of operations. “The ability to showcase the skills and equipment that these highly trained groups possess and deliver to those in need of help is truly amazing, and will for sure make this an annual event going forward.”
Photo: Sue Beaudry from the VJH Foundation receives cheque from Erik Kalacis of Silver Star Resort