ACC helps BRHC Foundation raise nearly $14K

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Reservations to Assiniboine Community College’s much-anticipated annual Grey Owl Restaurant are a hot commodity. So much so that the college has helped the Brandon Regional Health Centre (BRHC) Foundation net $13,800 through auctioning off a single table of eight over each of the previous five years.

In the past, the college has provided a complimentary table to the BRHC Foundation to use in its fundraising activities. This marks the sixth year that the BRHC Foundation will auction off a table to the 2018 Grey Owl at their annual fundraising gala on September 30. It’s likely the total amount raised in the six years will surpass $17,000.

“ACC’s incredible donation has helped us make a difference in the healthcare provided at the Brandon Regional Health Centre,” said Cindy Buizer, Executive Director of the BRHC Foundation. “Gala proceeds over the past five years have purchased a transport unit and transport ventilator, an infant ventilator, a Bipap respiratory unit, hysterscopes, and supported our fundraising projects.”

“We are so very grateful to have been the recipient of this donation for a total of six years and extend our heartfelt thank you to the Assiniboine Community College for their generosity,” she added.

Assiniboine is now inviting other non-profit organizations and community groups to submit their proposals for a complimentary reservation at the 2019 Grey Owl restaurant.

The organization selected by the college will be able to use the donated table for eight inside the private dining room to support their own fundraising efforts.

“We’re constantly reminded of the support Assiniboine receives from the public,” said president Mark Frison. “And with our own Foundation, we know first-hand how much of a difference donations make towards realizing our goals and supporting students.”

“We expect this Grey Owl experience will help a non-profit organization make good strides towards their own fundraising objectives and we’re keen to support the community in this way as we have for the hospital foundation.

Those organizations and groups interested in submitting a proposal to the college may visit assiniboine.net/GreyOwl for details on submission requirements, allowed use and deadlines for proposals.

Reservations to the 2018 Grey Owl are expected to open in December 2017. Details will be updated on the college’s website as they become available.