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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                June 9, 2015

Fairmont Lions $4,000 for Diabetes Wellness

Fairmont, BC…    Last Saturday under a bright blue sky a full slate of 144 golfers hit the links at the annual Fairmont Lions Coy’s Golf Fun Day.  The tournament now in its 26th year is one of the more popular golf events in the Fairmont area and its charitable purpose has made a difference to many charities over the years.

This year’s event was no exception with the Fairmont & District Lions Club making two exceptional gifts.  The first was a $5,000 donation to the Family Resource Centre in Invermere and the second a $4,000 gift to East Kootenay Foundation for Health.

The EKFH donation is being directed to the regional Diabetes Wellness Center for the purchase of an IPro monitor and sensor.  IPro evaluations use continuous glucose monitoring and records glucose levels 24 hours a day for three days and provide healthcare providers with insights into how diet, medication and daily activities affect glucose levels.

Interior Health’s Diabetes Wellness Programs run throughout the East Kootenay.   Thanks to the efforts of the Lions Club, the sponsors who supported the tournament and those who participated in the event there is additional support for people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

EKFH presently stewards over 30+ funds in trust for all areas of health care including acute, community integrated services, residential care, lab services and diagnostic imaging.  To learn more about the activities of your regional health foundation and items that have been funded in your community or for the region visit

Details:  Lions members Norbert Schab, Tournament Chair (left) and Mike Tanguay, 1st Vice-President (right) present $4,000 to EKFH’s Donna Grainger & Doug Frioult (photo compliments of Dean Midyette, Columbia Valley Pioneer)



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                         May 12, 2015

Outstanding Volunteers Recognized

The Regional District of East Kootenay has formally recognized its 2015 Electoral Area F and G Volunteers of the Year.

Electoral Area F Director Wendy Booth says Area F Volunteers of the Year Terry and Shirley White have touched many lives with their kindness.

"The Whites are active in their community through the Lions Club and both have dedicated many hours to the Columbia Valley Arts Council. Beyond that, they also give personally – whether it’s helping a family in distress, finding information for someone or just making them feel cared about through their giving ways. Their impact on this community was clearly demonstrated by the wonderful turnout at the Resort last night as we presented them with a gift of our appreciation."


Terry White volunteering on May 17, 2014
on a less than pleasant day at Riverside Golf Course



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