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Penticton service club pledges $250,000 to hospital project

Members of the Rotary Club of Penticton have pledged more than $250,000 towards the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s campaign.
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October 09, 2015 - 10:35 AM

PENTICTON - The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation took a leap forward toward their fundraising goal of $20 million this week.

Penticton’s Rotary Club pledged $250,000 towards the foundation’s Patient Care Tower campaign, beginning with member John Rankiw’s individual donation of $100,000, according to a media release.

Club spokesperson Ben Amos says the group originally planned to raise $250,000, beginning with Rankiw’s individual donation and supplemented with $100,000 raised within the membership. An additional $50,000 was to come from fundraising initiatives.

The original goal set by club members of $100,000 has already been exceeded.

Amos says the Rotary club sees the hospital project as the most significant project the city will see in a long time.

Construction of the new patient care tower is expected to get underway in the spring of 2016, with a completion date of late 2019.

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