MONUMENT UNVEILING AND NAME CHANGE TO THE VETERANS MEMORIAL LODGE AT BROADMEAD
On Tuesday, November 10th, Her Honour, the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, accompanied by Maritime Forces Pacific Commander Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier, unveiled a monument at the Lodge at Broadmead. The inscription reads:
Dedicated to Canada’s veterans, especially those cared for at the Lodge. November 2015
At that same event, Broadmead Care Board Chair Paul Morgan announced that the name of the Lodge at Broadmead would be changed to the Veterans Memorial Lodge at Broadmead in honour of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Lodge, and to recognize that the Lodge was built in large part to provide a home for veterans moving from the old Memorial Pavilion on the Royal Jubilee Hospital site.
Her Honour delivered a moving and heartwarming speech, noting that, "It is indeed a privilege to be part of today’s plaque unveiling. A monument to honour the service of all Veterans and especially those who presently or in the past have called Broadmead home, as well as all those who have visited and been part of this wonderful community."
MAC COLQUHOUN'S STORY IN THE TIMES COLONIST
Jack Knox of the Times Colonist reports on World War II veteran and Lodge at Broadmead resident Mac Colquhoun's account of his participation in the Great Escape - read it here.
Families and Friends
To find out what's happening this month at Broadmead Care, click on the link below to the Oak Room calendar. Or, for an overview of our past year, please click on our annual report or read our Moments Newsletter
Please read the latest issue of our Moments Newsletter. Spring 2015.
$2 at the Till with Thrifty Foods Raises $7,800!
The $2 at the Till Campaign with Thrifty Foods has raised $7,800 for the Overhead Lift Campaign. Many thanks to all Thrifty Foods customers who topped up their grocery bill to improve care for veterans and seniors. Special thanks are extended to our friends at Thrifty Foods who do so much in the community.
RUDI HOENSON on CFAX 1070 with Bruce Williams
Listen to Rudi's story in his words, and learn more about his amazing contribution to the Lodge at Broadmead and other community initiatives in Greater Victoria.
RUDI HOENSON LAUNCHES $250,000 MATCHING GIFT CHALLENGE
Atomic bomb survivor, ex-prisoner-of-war and benefactor Rudi Hoenson has increased his matching gift challenge from $200,000 to $250,000. He will match all donations from the community up to $250,000 to the Overhead Lift Campaign to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. It costs $5,300 for all the equipment and installation of an overhead ceiling lift in a resident's room. Rudi will match all donations; his matching gifts will be put towards adding the 'finishing touches' to rooms with overhead lifts including new clothes cupboards, night tables and draperies. These items of furniture and the drapes are now 20 years old and in desperate need of replacement. The laminate on the furniture is peeling and the drapes are faded and worn. What a lovely holiday gift it will be to install overhead lifts in residents' rooms plus give them a fresh coat of paint, new furniture and new drapes. Read Rudi's story in the Times Colonist here:
To donate, click on the donate button in red at the top right of your screen and follow the prompts. Your donation will be matched by Rudi to a total gift from him of $250,000. Thank you!
Watch this video of Honorary Co-Chairs Eric Charman and Kieth Dagg talk about why they are involved with the Overhead Lift Matching Gift Campaign.
June 1st, 2015 marked the 20th Anniversary of the Lodge at Broadmead.
Select the image above to go to our 20th Anniversary video.