Building upon the generosity of Telkwa resident, Frtitz Pfeiffer, who donated 1.6 million dollars earmarked for a CT Scanner at the Bulkley Valley District Hospital, the Foundation set out to raise the remaining $300,000 to make this dream a reality. Through valued partnerships with Smithers Celebrity Golf Committee, local service clubs, many private donations, and our 2017 Father’s Day Fishing Raffle, the fundraising goal was achieved and the CT Scanner is slated for installation in 2019.
The CT Scanner is important to this community because it will allow more families to stay in town and to stay together to receive diagnostic imaging. This will result in fewer travel costs incurred by families and fewer medical evacuations. Stay tuned for information about a ribbon cutting event when the CT Scanner is installed.