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.
Too often we don’t say thank you to those in our lives who have made us what we are today. But on October 19, 2017 at the Coast Plaza Hotel in Vancouver we made a sincere effort to do just that. Despite the dismal Vancouver weather, the board and staff welcomed 56 of our ‘friends’ to spend an evening of celebration and appreciation. Guests enjoyed a magnificent view from the 35th floor as they grazed on all the delicious culinary offerings before the festivities began. John Greenway gave a brilliant Taiko drum welcome before our President, Fiona Karmali introduced our guest speaker and past board member, David Byres, Chief Nurse Executive, BC Ministry of Health who gave a thought provoking synopsis of the future of nursing in BC. In keeping with our In Tribute program, the entertainment reached a new level with Bill Pentazis’ energetic George Michael impersonation. We sincerely hope that each one of our supporters left the evening with a sense of camaraderie for all that RNBC encompasses and how their contributions impact us and that they will proudly display their certificates of appreciation. This will be an annual event and moving forward, annual donors of $300 per year, will receive a complimentary ticket to this event. We would love to see you there!
Here are just a few photos of the festivities but for the full gallery, please go to Carson Au’s link below.