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Fairmont Lions make 2nd Gift to EKFH Mammography Campaign

Submitted by EKFH on Wed, 08/17/2011 - 13:43
Details: This past June the combination of rain, wind and the occasional streak of sun didn’t scare off the 144 golfers, 29 dinner guests and the numerous amount of Lions Volunteers from attending the annual Fairmont & District Lions Club’s Golf Fun Day held at Coy’s Par 3 this past Saturday. Proceeds from the annual event are earmarked for a charitable cause and this year was no exception.
Thanks to the foresight of President Bob Rutherford, Ray Kolochuk (incoming President), Mike Tanguay (Event Coordinator) and the entire Lions Club membership their decision to once again support the East Kootenay Foundation for Health and the East Kootenay Regional Hospital couldn’t have been more pivotal. The Fairmont Lion’s have now made two donations for a total of $7,060 and is one of the lead gifts that is helping to start a major campaign being undertaken by the regional hospital foundation.
Over the next two years EKFH is taking on its biggest challenge a $1 million capital campaign called “A Clear View ~ a digital mammography campaign” to provide funding for a new digital stereotactic mammography unit for the Diagnostic Imaging Department.
Mike Tanguay explains, “The Fairmont Lions have supported the East Kootenay Foundation for Health for a numbers of years with the purchase of smaller pieces of medical equiment and monetary donations to larger projects such as the recent refurbishment of the Invermere and District Hospital emergency room. This year’s EKFH project to purchase a digital mammography machine was a perfect fit considering our service goals and the fact that three of our members are breast cancer survivors.”
Organizations and businesses from throughout the Columbia Valley provided donations of products and services as part of the silent auction table with one unique prize of a motor boat complete with trailer, fishing package, motor and water toys being donated by Ruth and Phil Ullman as a thank you to the great work done by the Lions throughout the community.
The Lions Club and EKFH would also like to thank the Coy family who provides the golf course free of charge and also particpate in the day’s activities.
A Clear View ~ a digital mammograpy fundraising campaign needs your help – to make a financial contribution to the fight against breast cancer please visit www.a clear



The Fairmont and District Lions had their fall highway cleanup the first weekend of October. The weather was wet and cool but twenty members braved the elements and completed the job.
A reminder to all, The Lions have boxes to collect eyeglasses for forwarding to those in need in developing countries. The boxes are at Smoking Waters Cafe, Family Groceries Canal Flats, and The Gas Plus in Fairmont.
The province of B.C. has the highest number of eye glass donations of all the Canadian provinces. In 2008 over 16,000 pairs were sent to eye clinics in the developing world.
With Christmas coming soon, as in years past, donations of $2000 and $1000 to will be given to the Food bank and Christmas committee.
For the 2008-2009 season, Fairmont and District Lions have donated over $31,000 to various charities and organizations throughout the valley and internationally. What a good job. Well done everyone!
There are so many hardworking members and this month I want to offer particular commendation to Myrt Wilder, John Selzler, Barry Jonas, and Sonya and Merlin Velker. Meetings are every second Tuesday of each month, the next being, November 10th at 7:30 pm at Fairmont Hot Springs Lodge.
All those interested in contributing to your community, please consider joining us!

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