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.

We would like to give a big thank you to the following community partners in helping make this event possible and
honouring past, present and future nurses.


Platinum Level Sponsor


culinary capers logo


Gold Level Sponsors


mclaren trefanenko logo

pacific honda logo

mohadi scotia bank logo

Big Wave Design (Graphics Design Sponsor)
Josh Coward (Photo Sponsor)
Jen Davis (Garden Tour Sponsor)


Silver Sponsors

Project House (Décor Sponsor)
UPS Store 45 (Promotion Sponsor)

Guests arriving including the first RNFBC President, Don Ransom seen talking to RNFBC’s Jennifer Davis


Thank you to Project House for the charming table decor


Volunteer greeting past RNFBC President, Sharon Toohey


Guests young and old


Beautiful sounds from Timeless Music


Friends catching up


Fiona Karmali, RNFBC President, welcomes the guests


More friends catch up


Time to enjoy the delicious brunch from Culinary Capers


Fiona Karmali and Josh Coward, RNFBC Fundraising and Donor Relations Manager


Heather Mass, past RNFBC President and guest speaker talks about her amazing multi-generational (4) nursing history


Heather’s grandmother, the 1st generation in her nursing family


An emotionally-charged presentation by Kate Shields, 2016 Bursary Winner


A thank-you gift for Kate and Heather


Additional photos taken at the event by photographer Carson Au can be found at the link below:


RNFBC Nurses Appreciate Brunch photos