In our many years as the Registered Nurses Foundation of BC, everything that we are is because of outstanding support. This support takes on many faces – the dedication of our volunteer boards under exceptional leadership, our donors (each and every one, no matter the size of the contribution), those who are responsible for establishing one of our nursing student bursaries, often in memory of a loved one, staff members and finally but not least, our bursary applicants/winners.
As November 11 approaches and we honor those who have and continue to defend Canada, with their commitment but often with their lives. So at this time we would like to not only thank them but to recognize the vital role nursing has had in all their lives during armed conflict and afterwards…..so many stories of bravery and dedication. One such story is that of Ruth Echo McIlrath. Her memory is honored in a bursary set up by her niece Fern Irwin and will be awarded in 2018. Read about Ruth’s story on our news feed. Thank you veterans…we will not forget!
Our 2017 AGM will be held on September 12, 2017 at the College of Registered Nurses, 2855 Arbutus Street, Vancouver from 5 pm to 7 pm followed by a small reception. All are invited to attend but please remember you must be a member in good standing as at August 11th to vote on discussion topics. Please find your full information package and documentation outlining the changes to RNFBC’s bylaws which will be reviewed at the AGM…..
Here are some of the comments we have received from guests who attended our 1st Annual Nurses Appreciation Brunch.
Our 1st Annual Nurses Appreciation Brunch was a huge success. Held at the lovely Van Dusen Gardens on Sunday, May 7th, we recognized the contributions of families with a history of inter generational nursing and featured special guests – from our own board, Heather Mass who celebrates an amazing 4 generations of nursing in her family, and Kate Shields, a 2016 Bursary winner who is just beginning her nursing career ‘journey’. We also proudly honored nurses – past, present and future, who were in attendance.