Northern B.C. gala raises $103,000 for hospital foundation

The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation raised $103,000 for their 2023 'Be an Angel' Campaign, hosting a 1920s theme fundraiser at the Pomeroy Hotel.

Held annually, the ‘Be an Angel’ campaign is aimed at supporting local healthcare by gathering the necessary funds for much-needed medical equipment.

This year, the campaign has set a fundraising goal of $350,000 to acquire an ultrasound machine and other essential medical equipment for the Fort St. John Hospital and Peace Villa Residential Care Facility. The campaign runs until November 30.

"The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation extends its deepest appreciation to all the sponsors, donors, guests, and local media who contributed to the resounding success of this year's gala. This remarkable evening would not have been possible without the unwavering support of our extraordinary northern community," said Kelly Amboe, the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation's Executive Director, in a social media post.

The hotel was transformed into the roaring 1920s, complete with a 1923 Ford Model T Coupe, and volunteers worked hard to make the event a success.


Tom Summer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Alaska Highway News