In attendance at the Gala Launch Party for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation are (from left) Tamara Van Tent-Colliar, interim executive director of Abbotsford and Mission hospitals;, Ray Biln of Snowcrest Foods Ltd.; executive director Liz Harris; Mayor Henry Braun; and board member Bonnie McEwan. Submitted photo

Health care foundation holds gala launch

Snowcrest Foods named presenting sponsor for event on Nov. 15

The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation (FVHCF) held an event on Sept. 27 to announce the presenting sponsor for its inaugural Fraser Valley Grand Gala.

At its Gala Launch Party, the agency announced that Snowcrest Foods Ltd. will take on that role.

Snowcrest president Ray Biln said the company is looking forward to working with the foundation on its gala, taking place Nov. 15.

“Our health-care system is one of the key pillars of our country. Our family is very happy that we get to contribute to its needs in our community,” Biln said.

The gala features a Gatsby theme and will be held at Harrison Hot Springs Resort.

Funds raised at the event will go towards the ER expansion at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, the primary care expansion at Chilliwack General Hospital, lab equipment for Mission Memorial Hospital, and trauma beds for Fraser Canyon Hospital.

Tickets for the event are half sold.

They can be purchased online at

The FVHCF raises funds for vital equipment and programs funded or endorsed by Fraser Health.

The agency serves Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Hope, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs.

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