Entries by Victoria Hospitals Foundation

An Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Bishop

In support of our campaign, You Are Vital: Pediatrics, Dr. Jeffrey Bishop shares a few remarks about the important role of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Victoria General Hospital (VGH). The Unit is in critical need of new monitors – for more information and to donate, please visit www.victoriahf.ca/vitalkids. What does your day […]


One Woman’s Heartfelt Legacy

An Estate Gift to the Archie Courtnall Centre When Lynda Mottershead was planning her estate, she decided she wanted to leave a legacy of compassionate care. Thanks to her generosity and thoughtful foresight, the Archie Courtnall Centre has been renovated to better serve patients who need emergency psychiatric services. The Archie Courtnall Centre helps people […]

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Mr. Didar S. (Ted) Doman Gives Back to Cardiac Short Stay Unit

We recently received an extraordinarily generous gift from Mr. Didar S. (Ted) Doman, one of British Columbia’s most highly regarded business leaders. The $800,000 donation will fund a much needed renovation to Royal Jubilee Hospital’s Cardiac Short Stay unit. Built in 2002, the Cardiac Short Stay unit is an 18-bed, 4-chair recovery unit for patients […]


Patient Story: Robert and Birgit Bateman

Longstanding Salt Spring Island residents Robert and Birgit Bateman are both artists, naturalists and retired high school art teachers. By way of their charity organization, the Bateman Foundation, they aim to engage people with the beauty and excitement of nature through the lens of art. Research shows that spending time in nature has significant health […]

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Giving Back to Celebrate Life

A Donor’s Story: Ernie Smyth When Ernie Smyth remembers his wife Peggy, his face lights up at the thought of her smile and her big heart. “She was a wonderful person. Not at all selfish,” he says. “She supported me in everything. Peggy was just happy.” Married for an extraordinary 62 years, Victoria Hospital Foundation […]

Victoria Wing Fest

The first annual Victoria Wing Fest is taking place on June 8th and will feature local chefs, BC craft beverages and live music with funds going to Victoria General Hospital’s Pediatric ICU. This event was inspired by Eliza, a six-year-old girl with a severe undiagnosed auto-immune condition, who receives regular treatment in VHG’s ICU. According […]

Annual NICU Reunion Picnic

Victoria General Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is hosting its 35th annual reunion party for ‘graduates’ of the unit on Thursday, August 8th. Since 1984, families and graduates of the NICU have come to VGH every summer to celebrate with staff members who helped them during their time of need. The event is for […]

Uplands Golf Club Annual Heart Tournament

Since 1978, the Uplands Golf Club Heart Tournament has raised more than $2.77 million for the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, supporting leading-edge cardiac equipment purchases for the Heart Health program at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. This is the longest-running, most successful charity tournament in BC. Funds raised through this year’s tournament will go towards the purchase […]

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

The Victoria Hospitals Foundation is thrilled to once again be a charity partner for the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon! Please consider joining our team, Heroes for Hospitals, and register now at https://www.runvictoriamarathon.com/ All funds raised through this event will contribute to priority medical equipment at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospital. Whether participating in the marathon, […]