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Attention Fraser Health employees! Here’s your chance to win cash and support Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.

Fraser Health employees can join our Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation 50/50 Lottery, drawn every two weeks.

Each entry is $5, and you can purchase more entries to increase your chances of winning.

Rules of Play

  1. To be eligible to enter, you must be 19 years of age and on Fraser Health payroll as a regular full-time, part-time or casual employee.
  2. Complete and submit the form below to pay for your entries by Fraser Health payroll deduction. A report by payroll deductions is provided to RCH Foundation by Fraser Health payroll each pay period. You will only receive an entry in pay periods in which you have earned income. You will not receive entries during unpaid leaves.
  3. Winners must sign a release prior to receiving their cheque.

50/50 Lottery Sign Up

For employees on Fraser Health payroll: fill out this form to enrol in the current 2017/18 Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation 50/50 Lottery (License #104223, ending with April 16, 2019 draw). We will contact you for further information.

  • A single entry is $5 per pay period

Important Information: As per our BC Gaming Licence, all lottery participants must re-apply every year. Renewal notices start in January, please check your email for your renewal reminder.

Have more questions? Contact Annalissa Magleo at or 604.520.4438. Print and fax your completed application form to 604.520.4439 or drop it off at the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation office, located in the hospital’s Health Care Centre lobby. Good luck! You can have a say in where 50/50 lottery proceeds are used.


Chances are 1 in 1,500 per draw (total tickets for sale) to win. Actual odds depend on number of tickets sold. BC Gaming Event Licenses #104223
Problem Gambling Help Line: 1-888-795-6111
Know your limit, play within it. 19+

Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation has established the Peer Advised Impact Fund to support the purchase of medical equipment from the proceeds of the Royal Columbian Hospital Staff 50/50 Lottery.

Applications will be accepted for hospital equipment costing $10,000 and less (including all taxes and shipping) that will directly impact patient care at the hospital. The fund will support:

  • equipment with demonstrated ability to improve patient comfort and/or care for a wide-range of patients
  • equipment that enhances a health care provider’s ability to more safely and effectively care for their patients

To submit an application, please complete an Application for Funding form and return via email to Annalissa Magleo or drop off at the Foundation office (Health Care Centre, main floor).

Application deadlines

There are three funding periods per year. Applications for funding can be submitted at any time. The submission deadline for each review is as follows:

  • Application deadline of March 15, while the committee reviews and approves in April
  • Application deadline of July 15, while the committee reviews and approves in August
  • Application deadline of November 15, while the committee reviews and approves in December

Call for Volunteers: Peer Advised Impact Fund Committee

Are you a Royal Columbian Hospital Staff 50/50 Lottery participant? You have an opportunity to impact how the 50/50 Lottery proceeds are spent at Royal Columbian. Please consider serving on the Peer Advised Impact Fund Committee.

The Peer Advised Impact Fund Committee is responsible for the review and recommendation of funds from the Peer Advised Impact Fund.

The committee will comprise of the following:

  • Foundation CEO (or designate) as Chair (Ex-Officio)
  • Executive Director or Medical Director of RCH (Ex-Officio)
  • Foundation staff representative as Secretary (Ex-Officio)
  • Physicians, nurses, patient care coordinators, managers, and practice and clinic leaders
  • No more than 12 members in total
  • Members may serve a maximum of three years on the committee

Important Information:

  • The committee will meet three times per year at the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation office.
  • At no single meeting will the Committee approve equipment costing more than 40% of the available funds for that year.
  • All members of the committee must agree to and adhere to the Foundation Conflict of Interest and Privacy policies.

Please note that all members of the committee, with the exception of the Foundation staff, must be active Royal Columbian Hospital Staff 50/50 Lottery participants.

If you are interested in serving on the Peer Advised Impact Fund committee:
Please send your full name, position, area/department and contact information to Annalissa Magleo.

The Royal Market runs Monday to Friday* and is located in the Health Care Centre lobby, adjacent to the Gift Shop.

The local vendors who participate in the program provide a variety of merchandise for sale. Each day is a unique shopping experience for staff, patients, volunteers and guests.

All proceeds go towards saving lives, restoring health and providing comfort to patients at Royal Columbian Hospital.

Please check the March 2019 vendor calendar for our updated list of Vendors.

(*Please note that the Royal Market is closed during holidays)

Interested in becoming a vendor at our Market?

Please carefully read and fill out our vendor Application Form in addition to our Guidelines and Agreement Form.

Vendor applications are accepted year round with 3 review periods: March, July and October.

Upon review and approval, vendors will be sent a calendar with available booking dates.

Need more information?

Please contact Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.

604.520.4438 or email

Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation is proud to recognize our Champions of Philanthropy.

By demonstrating their philanthropic commitment and making important contributions in support of the Foundation’s mission, the following members of Royal Columbian Hospital have distinguished themselves by encouraging their peers to give, inspiring their networks to engage and making their own charitable gift.

2018 recipients

  • A leader by example in the Foundation’s family campaign, which encourages RCH staff to support the Foundation, cardiologist Dr. Margaret Blackwell has been engaged in several fundraising initiatives over the last 15 years. She has represented the hospital on a number of occasions during keynote speeches to donors or in publications that feature her work. Dr. Blackwell has helped the Foundation articulate the needs of the department and inspired donors to contribute.
  • An exceptional ambassador for Royal Columbian Hospital for three decades, Dr. Peter Blair has worked closely with the Foundation both as a surgeon at the hospital and in his current role as Fraser Health Executive Medical Director, Medical Affairs. He has been instrumental in helping the Foundation reach out to his colleagues and lending his support to the Foundation’s family campaign, which encourages RCH staff to support the Foundation.
  • Interventional radiologist Dr. Brad Halkier has inspired significant donations to the Foundation, and he excels at demonstrating the impact donors can have on patient care. Dr. Halkier has helped the Foundation with the important work of stewarding donors, either during personal tours, keynote speeches or in news media stories. In addition, his involvement has helped support the Foundation’s Planned Giving efforts to encourage people to leave a gift in their Will.
  • Barb Sutherland is among the hospital’s most enthusiastic Foundation champions among her colleagues. As Director, Acute Care Services, Barb encourages hospital staff to be aware of Foundation funding opportunities and advocates for those who work at the hospital to contribute. In particular, she has taken the staff 50/50 lottery as a personal cause and promotes it regularly to others.


  • For seven years, Jackie Askew managed Royal Columbian Hospital’s Emergency Department – among the busiest in the province and the entry point for some of the most seriously ill and injured patients in BC. Despite the busy and intense nature of emergency medicine, Jackie has consistently been welcoming to the Foundation and its donors. She has led numerous donor tours and has effectively helped identify the department’s needs. Jackie is clearly highly regarded by the team in the emergency department and will have valuable insight to pass along in her new role with the hospital’s redevelopment team.
  • For decades, Dr. Arun Garg has demonstrated a real passion for community engagement, with involvement in a number of health care, educational, business and charitable initiatives. Among his endeavours, Dr. Garg has led initiatives to promote South Asian health and address the prevalence of heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, and diabetes. Dr. Garg, a lab physician, is an exceptional ambassador for Royal Columbian and has an outstanding ability to articulate the work of the Foundation to others.
  • Dr. Cedric Ho embodies the spirit of giving within the Royal Columbian Hospital family. A leader within the hospital’s highly-engaged Anesthesiology and Perioperative department, Dr. Ho spearheaded the creation of a research fund at the Foundation to push innovation within the department. Dr. Ho supports the Foundation generously and has welcomed numerous other donors to the hospital to increase awareness of Royal Columbian and its needs.
  • As the busiest in the province, Royal Columbian Hospital’s cardiac care services have earned the support of millions of dollars in donations. For the Foundation, Dr. Gerald Simkus has been front and centre with a vision for his department and an aura of confidence that is reassuring to donors who are looking to make a difference with their contributions. Dr. Simkus has been instrumental in introducing the Foundation to new donors and stewarding current ones.

  • Dr. Joelle Bradley is passionate about building partnerships. Her philosophy of engaging the community to achieve common goals mirrors the Foundation’s approach of working with others to move health care forward. Dr. Bradley, a hospitalist at Royal Columbian, has enlisted the support of the Foundation in her efforts to promote Advance Care Planning and is quick to identify opportunities that further the interests of all those involved.
  • As manager of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Queenie Lai fosters an environment that leads to generous contributions. Parents of premature babies who spend time in the NICU regularly develop close connections with the staff in the unit, a culture that Queenie has encouraged by making sure families receive the support they need as much as the newborns do. That thoughtfulness is returned when families work with the Foundation to support the work of the neonatal team.
  • Described as the heart and soul of the Ambulatory Care department, Dianne Laird has helped the Foundation continue to engage with donors who have supported the department and has introduced new donors to the organization. In her role as Patient Care Coordinator, Dianne provides reassurance and comfort to patients who are in need of care, ensuring their time with Royal Columbian Hospital includes compassion.
  • Dr. Feisal Mohamedali is being recognized for spearheading the annual Making the Cut Charity Golf Classic fundraiser, which will be in its fifth year in June, 2017. During its first four years, the tournament has raised more than $120,000, which has helped to purchase some lifesaving medical equipment for the hospital. Dr. Mohamedali has dedicated countless hours to organize the annual event, which brings together hospital workers and foundation supporters for a day of golf and fun.
  • Highly regarded around the hospital and a mentor to many in the Surgical department, Dr. Laurence Turner‘s leadership has been invaluable to the work of the Foundation. He has been instrumental in introducing innovative approaches to patient care during 40 years at Royal Columbian, including nine years on the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Do you have an idea that could improve patient care? Does it involve creating tools or technologies that don’t currently exist?

The Advancing Innovation in Medicine (AIM) Fund is a pilot program with a specific goal: to discover, develop, and commercialize innovative ideas at Royal Columbian Hospital. The Foundation has been speaking with members of the Royal Columbian family, including physicians, nurses, technologists and patients who have ideas for new products, technologies, or medical tools.

This Fund aims to foster an innovative culture at Royal Columbian Hospital by providing:

  • Financial support to selected projects as they achieve predetermined milestones
  • Technical and entrepreneurial expertise for selected ideas
  • A marketable idea summary for all ideas
  • Basic peripheral research services for all ideas
  • A suite of idea development materials to all participants.

To schedule a time to share your idea or learn more about the Advancing Innovation in Medicine (AIM) Fund, please feel free to email Alison Cowie.