9 episodes

An integral part of hundreds of thousands of communities worldwide are their hospitals. The engine that drives those institutions are their foundations, without which, the wheels of progress would turn very slowly. This series uncovers the ways the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation in White Rock, British Columbia connects with the community to stay ahead of health issues, challenge the norm and foster a spirit of innovation.

Power to Heal Peace Arch Hospital Foundation

    • Health & Fitness

An integral part of hundreds of thousands of communities worldwide are their hospitals. The engine that drives those institutions are their foundations, without which, the wheels of progress would turn very slowly. This series uncovers the ways the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation in White Rock, British Columbia connects with the community to stay ahead of health issues, challenge the norm and foster a spirit of innovation.

    The Fundraising Gala: How to Avoid The Rubber Chicken

    The Fundraising Gala: How to Avoid The Rubber Chicken

    Welcome to season two of Power to Heal. In this episode we tackle Fundraising Galas, in what we playfully refer to as, "avoiding the rubber chicken". The Fundraiser is a much-needed vehicle that serves to bring contributors together in an effort to generate additional revenue for organizations. No stranger to these events are hospital foundations. Government support for hospitals only goes so far, which is why Galas can be quite effective, They can also be painfully dull. In this episode, we’ll bring together 3 people who have been instrumental in developing world-class events that are now sold out well in advance and have substantial waiting lists.

    • 33 min
    Preview: The Fundraising Gala, Avoiding the Rubber Chicken

    Preview: The Fundraising Gala, Avoiding the Rubber Chicken

    Welcome to season two of Power to Heal. Coming up in the first episode, we tackle Fundraising Galas, in what we playfully refer to as, "avoiding the rubber chicken". The Fundraiser is a much-needed vehicle that serves to bring contributors together in an effort to generate additional revenue for organizations. No stranger to these events are hospital foundations. Government support for hospitals only goes so far, which is why Galas can be quite effective, They can also be painfully dull. In this episode, we’ll bring together 3 people who have been instrumental in developing world-class events that are now sold out well in advance and have substantial waiting lists.

    • 3 min
    Tax Benefits and Gifting

    Tax Benefits and Gifting

    In this episode: An in-depth interview Peace Arch Hospital Legacy Giving Officer Shonna Breslaw & Senior Wealth Advisor Dave Lee. Dave discusses the many tax benefits associated with charitable giving and Shonna talks about the creative ways to leave a gift to the foundation.

    • 22 min
    Healthy Community Programs

    Healthy Community Programs

    In this episode sponsored by TD Bank Group: We introduce Penny Bradley, Executive Director of Alexandra Neighbourhood House and Kathy McIntyre, retired registered nurse and community volunteer. Both guests have combined interests in the mental health and wellbeing of residents in the community. Alexandra House focuses on helping the youth of the community, while Kathy McIntyre discusses the ways in which the foundation serves to help the seniors with mental health issues.

    • 21 min
    Move For Life

    Move For Life

    In this episode sponsored by TD Bank Group: An in-depth interview with Drew Mitchell – manager of Move for Life Program. A joint initiative with the national Sport for Life non-profit organization promoting fitness to all ages. Drew discusses lifestyles in today’s internet age vs pre-internet and how children’s bodies have changed. The program is designed to promote active lifestyles with a look toward reversing the sedentary trends that have become prevalent.

    • 19 min
    Food as Medicine: The role nutrition plays in preventative health with Dr. Werner Spangehl

    Food as Medicine: The role nutrition plays in preventative health with Dr. Werner Spangehl

    This episode is brought to you by the Surrey Firefighters Charitable Society. It features an in-depth interview with Geoff Funke, Healthy Community Steering Committee member, and nutrition expert Dr. Werner Spangehl, as they discuss the role nutrition plays not only in patient care but in preventative medicine. Geoff discusses the innovations with respect to new hospital kitchens, menus, and chef-inspired meals, while Dr. Spangehl shares remarkable stories of how nutrition heals the most chronic medical conditions.

    • 25 min

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