Royal Canadian Legion #42 recently donated $8,347.00 to the foundation which will be used to purchase a vital signs blood pressure monitor for the medicine unit and a telemetry pack for the emergency department at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre (SRHC). This donation comes from the Royal Canadian Legion #42 through their Poppy Fund which is supported by the public.

Interlake Eastern Health Foundation executive director, Pamela McCallum, says the additional equipment will positively impact patient care at the hospital.

“The addition of the telemetry pack and the vital signs monitor will increase efficiency when caring for multiple patients at a time; we are so grateful to the Royal Canadian Legion #42 for their ongoing support,” says McCallum.

Poppy Fund Officer Wayne Bird says the support from the community for the Poppy Fund is tremendous.

“The Poppy Fund primarily serves the necessities of veterans and their dependents, as well as approved services within our community. This includes donations to the Selkirk Regional Health Centre for medical services. In doing so, the community at large benefits greatly from the Poppy Fund. This is achieved by the tremendous support from the community for the Selkirk Royal Canadian Legion Branch 42 Poppy Campaign.  With your continued assistance we will carry on the tradition to honour our pledge to our veterans and those who need our help,” says Bird.

Interlake Eastern Health Foundation’s mission is to raise funds that support health care in the Interlake-Eastern health region. For more information visit  or contact Pamela McCallum, executive director of the Interlake Eastern Health Foundation at (204) 785-7044.

Photo courtesy of Katelyn Boulanger at the Selkirk Record L-R: President John Austin, Poppy Officer Wayne Bird, Pamela McCallum, executive director of the Interlake Eastern Health Foundation, 2ND Vice President Neil Zebinski, and Executive Member Andy Anderson.