Kathy McCoy of the Cowichan Valley Dragon Divas, in helping to hand over $5,200 to the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation, said the Divas’ rowing group works hard to raise funds.
“We [work hard] every year, to raise money we hope to use for international travel. But last year we did not do that so we decided to donate those funds to the Cowichan District Hospital rather than let them sit. We wanted to see them put to use,” McCoy said.
The Dragon Divas know the money is going to a good cause.
“The hospital foundation is working towards a new hospital and new equipment, so we’re sure this donation will be well used.”
Linda Roseneck, the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation’s administrative director, was on hand to receive the cheque.
In discussion with McCoy afterwards, Roseneck said she thought it was time for the Cowichan Valley to really start to push Island Health for a replacement hospital for the Valley.
Many aspects of health care in the region need to expand and develop but require more space and an updated facility to do so.