Meet Bev! She has been volunteering on the Foundation Board for 5 years and has lived in the Comox Valley for 28 years. We had the pleasure of asking her a few questions and here is what she had to say:

What motivates you to serve on the Board?
”Keeping our healthcare vibrant and strong is important to me. My volunteering began at St. Joe’s where I was involved in archiving. Through this experience I learned the many challenges, financial and other, facing healthcare. I saw that government can’t provide everything. This is where our Foundation can step in and, in those earlier years, I witnessed the difference donors were making through the funding of equipment, training, and facility improvements. Now, I am part of the governance team and I’m glad I can contribute as a volunteer to a cause that benefits so many.”

Why is local healthcare important to you?
“From birth to treatment for serious health issues, to palliative care in our final days, the hospital serves everyone throughout their lives. Travelling for healthcare can be disruptive, time-consuming, and expensive. It’s important that we have high-quality healthcare services close to home.”

What are some of your hobbies?
“Swimming, gardening, hiking, coffee or dinner with friends, meditation group, choir. I like to be outside so gardening and hiking are my favourites. I was a terrible golfer for 20 years and finally gave it up!”

Are you a night owl, a morning person or both? 
“Both. I’m an early riser when I’m camping and in the summer, but a night owl with a good book in the depths of winter.”

What is your favourite treat?
“Anything chocolate!”

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