The Interlake-Eastern Health Foundation officially launched on November 16 with a special event held at the Gaynor Library in Selkirk that was attended by donors, foundation and board directors, local leaders and media.

“We look forward to working with community members, existing auxiliaries and foundations, as a partner, towards making our region a better place and to ensure excellent, sustainable healthcare for everyone in our communities,” says Foundation Executive Director Pam McCallum, “The Interlake-Eastern Health Foundation aims to surpass the expectations of both our communities and staff by embracing a culture of philanthropy to benefit health care.”

With an area of 61,000 km2, Interlake-Eastern RHA is one of Manitoba’s largest health regions, home to 126,000 residents, 10 hospitals and 16 personal care homes that provide general and specialized care to a diverse patient population.

Left to right: Pamela McCallum Executive Director, Ted Lewis (board member), Kelly Cook (board member), Bill Bodman (board member), Cyndi Typliski (board member), Dr. Dan Lindsay (board member), Brent Wynnyk (donor), Dr. Alan Lagimodiere (MLA for Selkirk), Steve Day (board member), Tracey Epp (board member), and DJ Sigmundson (board member).

Missing: Cyndie Mitchell, Dave Cain, Ernest Stefanson and Brian Magnusson.