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Meet The Hospital Visionaries Caring For Our Community: the Times Colonist

November 21, 2020 marks the day the Victoria Hospitals Foundation expected to celebrate our 30th annual Visions fundraising gala. When COVID-19 changed everything, what didn’t change was our corporate sponsors’ commitment to our local hospitals. There won’t be a gala this year, not until its safe to do so and our caregivers can be there alongside us. But that hasn’t changed the commitment of generous organizations and individuals to better our hospitals a truly critical time. We’re deeply grateful for the continued support of our Hospital Visionaries.

We invite you to learn more about our Hospital Visionary – the Times Colonist, and what inspires them to support our hospitals.


Why is it important to support our local hospitals?

PETER BAILLIE: The more than 6,500 hospital caregivers at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospital are the impetus behind the creation and publishing of our popular heart flag. Service above self is what our healthcare professionals demonstrate each and every day. We are delighted to take part in fundraising initiatives that help ensure they have state- of-the-art equipment to provide the best possible care, now and into the future for all of us.

What inspires you to give back?
PB: Every reader, every day—that’s what inspires us to give back to the community we serve. We are proud to show our support to major community events like Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s Visions gala. We support dozens of other charitable efforts each year with over $1 million in community donations and in-kind sponsorships. Our annual Book Drive, Christmas Fund and the TC 10K are just a few of the charitable initiatives that we and our 125 employees believe in because they make this a better community in which to live.


About The Times Colonist:

Established in 1858 and committed to serving the Victoria community and Vancouver Island for 162 years, the Times Colonist recognizes the great importance of community support.