Bridget Colvin’s Story

Burnaby’s Colvin family had just returned home from an annual Christmas Eve tradition in 2018 when 33-year-old daughter Bridget started feeling dizzy and unwell. As the discomfort and chest pains grew worse, her parents called 911. Shortly after firefighters and paramedics arrived, her heart stopped. The paramedics shocked her heart, and Bridget was rushed to Royal Columbian Hospital, becoming the third member of the family to require lifesaving cardiac care at the hospital in a span of just under three years.

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Jace Schurman’s story

Ayzlin Ethier was having a typical pregnancy before she woke up at her Nanaimo home in early October 2018 to find some bleeding at 31 weeks. Within hours, she and her partner Kirkland Schurman had been transported by helicopter from Vancouver Island to Royal Columbian Hospital, where a detached placenta meant their baby boy would be delivered several weeks premature.

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Professorship funding drives world-class respiratory research team

New Westminster, B.C. – {November 14, 2019} – Funding from the TB Vets Charitable Foundation has helped a Royal Columbian […]

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Surgical excellence

Our general surgeons, led by Dr. George Melich, helped bring industry partners together to raise $6,000 on September 10. The […]

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Heart of gold

Generosity has the power to create a ripple effect that can last for generations. As evidence, look no further than a thoughtful philanthropic gift made decades ago that set the course for the growth of cardiac care at Royal Columbian Hospital. Over the past 50 years, heart services at the hospital have expanded to the point that Royal Columbian is now the busiest cardiac centre in BC, and it has become the busiest in Canada for a key, life-saving heart attack treatment.

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Washington family make leadership gift to Royal Columbian redevelopment

New Westminster, B.C. – {October 30, 2019} – The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation is helping transform Royal Columbian Hospital […]

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Charitable partnership continues full steam ahead

New Westminster, B.C. – {October 28, 2019} – A unique charitable partnership between Southern Railway of British Columbia and Royal […]

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Adding to a legacy of giving

New Westminster, B.C. – {October 23, 2019} – Kingston Construction and the Backman family have built a reputation for generous […]

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Philanthropic family commits six-figure gift to Royal Columbian redevelopment

New Westminster, B.C. – {October 3, 2019} – A Coquitlam couple with a passion for children’s healthcare and strong personal […]

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Champions of Philanthropy 2019

Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation is proud to recognize our 2019 Champions of Philanthropy. By demonstrating their philanthropic commitment and making […]

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