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Local family donates $250K to Penticton hospital expansion

Joan and Anthony Vant Geloof are joined by sons John (back row, centre left) and Bill with Yurle, in presenting a significant donation to Janice Perrino and Walter Despot (left) of the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. The funding will help provide medical equipment for the upcoming expansion of Penticton Regional Hospital.
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November 25, 2015 - 10:30 AM

PENTICTON - A local family is giving back to the community through a large donation that will help provide new equipment for the Penticton Regional Hospital expansion.

Anthony and Joan Vant Geloof of Starline Enterprises announced a $250,000 donation to help provide the new patient care tower with medical equipment.

The couple has supported the hospital for many years and support the need for the expansion.

“This family is all about giving back to their community and helping others. We are extremely grateful,” Janice Perrino of the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation says in a release.

They each immigrated to Canada in the 50s and later met in Edmonton. The family moved to Penticton in 1989 as their company grew. Now married for 60 years, Anthony and Joan still work with their sons Bill and John in the company.

Construction of the expansion is set to begin in spring 2016 and is expected to be complete by the end of 2019. The project has earned the support of other local families this year, with former residents George and Sylvia Melville recently making a $1.5-million donation to the campaign and David Kampe offering $2 million towards the project back in March. Several other groups and organizations have also made donations.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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