Above photo: Staff from across the LGH campus turned out in droves for this year’s LGH Foundation Staff BBQ, embracing the Western theme with burgers and dunked cowboys and cowgirls.
What caused more than 560 burgers and bags of chips, drinks and handfuls of candy to vanish from the Lions Gate Hospital (LGH) campus last Thursday afternoon?
Why, the annual LGH staff BBQ that occurred last week (Sept. 20), attracting close to 500 staff, physicians and volunteers of the hospital for some food and late summer fun. This year’s Western theme was front and centre, soaking some cowboys and cowgirls in the much-loved Dunk Tank and raising more than $3,400 in donations for the LGH Medical & Surgical Centre.
“It’s an annual tradition now and our favourite way of saying thank you to all of the hard-working staff, physicians and volunteers that make LGH such a special place,” says LGH Foundation Vice-President Louise Campbell. “In the end, it’s their compassion and willingness to care for patients and residents that helps inspire our donors to support the hospital.”
Sponsored by North Van’s Davies Home Health Care, the event also rewarded staff who took a moment to take part in the Balloon Dart wall where every balloon popped had a prize inside.
Photo (right): Radiology’s Dr. Kevin Rowan gave the BBQ and the Western theme two thumbs up before taking his dousing.
In one of the event’s highlight activities, nine physicians and members of the LGH community got wet for a good cause. This year’s good-natured dunkees included:
- Susie Chant, Home & Community
- Mark Delivuk, Finance Director
- Noor Esmail, LGH Redevelopment
- Dale Handley, Youth Mental Health
- Corrie Irwin, Surgical Services
- Carla McNabb, Acute & Chronic
- Suzanne Malfair, Pharmacy
- Andy Rizvi, Records Management
- Dr. Kevin Rowan, Radiology
- Dr. John Vyselaar, Cardiology
Held at The HOpe Centre terrace, the BBQ lunch was grilled and served by managers of the four North Shore Save-on-Foods stores, an LGH Foundation partner. Kudos go out to the volunteer organizing team for this year’s event who worked alongside LGH Foundation staff to pull off the successful event:
- Niki Cliburn
- Mara Diaz
- Chelsea Donaghy
- Dianna Inman
- Phil Kha
- Natasha Mohan
- Mehri Parsi
- Collette Shearing
- Senad Topalovic
Photo (right): Surgical Services Director Corrie Irwin took her dunking and came back for more, despite the water temperature.