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close to home in the North

Spirit Day

The Event

For 11 years we held a successful annual Radiothon. Now, after a 1 year hiatus, this important annual event is back under the banner of Spirit Day!

On June 1, starting at 7am, join us as we work to raise $50,000 to support enhancements to cardiac care in Northern BC.

The Campaign: The Regional Cardiac Strategy

The 5-year Northern Health Regional Cardiac Strategy is being implemented to improve access to, and the quality of, cardiac diagnostics and care in the North. As the first step in this strategy, Spirit of the North is committed to raising $500,000 to purchase a suite of ultrasounds with ECHO capabilities. Current wait times for ECHO testing at University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC) are up to 6 months, and the waiting list holds over 1,100 names. This suite of ultrasounds (supplier to be determined) consists of:

    • 1 state-of-the-art ECHO Ultrasound with 4D monitoring;
    • 1 ECHO Ultrasound comparable to an existing unit at UHNBC;
    • 2 portable Ultrasounds that may be utilized for diagnostics in any area of the hospital 

Spirit Day is the first fundraiser with proceeds directed to this $500,000 campaign and we hope to raise $50,000 toward our goal!

Why it matters


The newest ECHO Ultrasounds provide cutting edge 4D technology that enables the cardiac team to reach a more accurate diagnosis in a heart beat... It’s leading edge technology, that our patients deserve.”
- Dr. Haidar Hadi, Cardiologist

Purchasing this suite of ultrasounds means that:

    • Wait times and wait lists will be reduced through an increased number of ECHO tests that can be scheduled at UHNBC;
    • Access will be improved and travel and wait times for patients needing ECHO and ultrasound services outside of UHNBC will be reduced by offering mobile ultrasound and ECHO services to patients in the Northern Interior.

How You can make a difference

There are many ways that you can get involved and help to make a difference through Spirit Day:

1. Make a donation—100% of every dollar raised is dedicated to medical equipment, and every little bit helps!

2. Host a fundraising event on Spirit Day (or before!) and visit us to present the funds during Spirit Day

3. Partner with us for a Spirit Hour during the June 1 radio campaign. Spirit Hours Include:

    • Commit-To-Raise Hours
    • Matching Hours
    • Prime Matching Hours

4. Volunteer—Spirit day needs lots of volunteers to be successful!


Download the Event Information Package: 

For more information, please contact Esther Prosser – (250) 565-2372 or

Spirit Day is A Partnership with the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group


Thanks to:

Rivers Edge Services

(Matching Hour Sponsor)

Northland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

(Matching Hour Sponsor)

Royal Bank of Canada

Auxiliary to UHNBC







White Spruce Enterprises - Spirit of The North Partner
Michael's Jewellers - Spirit of The North Partner
Canfor - Spirit of The North Partner
Prince George Cougars Alumni - Spirit of The North Partner
Northern Health - Spirit of The North Partner
RBC - Spirit of The North Partner
Lomak  - Spirit of The North Partner
KPMG - Spirit of The North Partner
Sullivan Motors RV - Spirit of The North Partner
Windsor Plywood - Spirit of The North Partner
Splash Media - Spirit of The North Partner
Costco - Spirit of The North Partner
Canadian Tire - Spirit of The North Partner
YXS - Spirit of The North Partner
TransCanada - Spirit of The North Partner
Coast Hotels - Spirit of The North Partner
TELUS - Spirit of The North Partner
Pomeroy Group - Spirit of The North Partner
Cowboy Ranch - Spirit of The North Partner
Van Horlick's Trophy & Gifts - Spirit of The North Partner

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Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation
1475 Edmonton Street
Prince George, BC
V2M 1S2

T. (250) 565-2515
F. (250) 565-2595
Toll Free: 1-877-565-2515

Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm