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SAVE THE DATE for the 2nd ANNUAL NURSES APPRECIATION BRUNCH

Mark your calendar for May 27, 2018, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the beautiful Van Dusen Botanical Gardens!

Come celebrate with us our nurses past, present and future and our special focus on the accomplishments of the nursing educators in our lives and BC’s schools of nursing.

Tickets are only $35 and you will enjoy a delicious brunch provided by renowned caterers, Culinary Capers, wonderful speakers and when the festivities are over, we want you to feel the sun on your face as you have a complimentary tour of the stunning gardens.

Tickets can be brought through Eventbrite thru this link: buy tickets here, or if you prefer, through our offices…simply contact Jennifer Davis at administrator@rnfbc.ca.

Hope to see you all there!

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Exciting Bursary Program News!

After receiving close to 800 applications, 221 lucky recipients were the winners in our 2017 Bursary Program and received $235,000 – a banner year for the Registered Nurses Foundation!

We are pleased to let you know that the application timeline has now been changed to a longer time period with the hopes of reaching applicants enrolled in semesters other than the fall semester which was part of our previous

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Thanks4Giving!

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.

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Lest we forget…

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!

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Sad News

It is with great sadness that we tell you of the passing of a loved friend of RNFBC.  Pat Wadsworth passed away peacefully in Vancouver on August 16th, following a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

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What Our Guests Have Said About Our 1st Annual Nurses Appreciation Brunch

Here are some of the comments we have received from guests who attended our 1st Annual Nurses Appreciation Brunch.

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The 1st Annual RNFBC 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.

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New “Ruth Echo (Littlejohn) McIlrath Bursary” Announced!

We are so proud and pleased to announce our newest bursary: The Ruth Echo (Littlejohn) Mcllrath Bursary.  This bursary has been set up through the generous legacy gift through the estate of her niece, Fern Irwin.

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Salamata Bah – From Guinea Republic to Prince George

Salamata attends UNBC and was a 2016 bursary recipient and forwarded this lovely letter of appreciation.

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“June’s Story” by Kate Shields – 2016 Bursary Winner

An event that has forever changed my family and significantly influenced who I am today is one of my sister’s battle for life.  This terrible ordeal has created how I envision myself caring for patients and their families in the future as I graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree and become a Registered Nurse.

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