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Peter Pan Production 2016

Here are the photos from the 28th Annual Festival of Trees Peter Pan Production November 2016.

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28th Annual Teddy Bear Breakfast

Here are the photos for the 28th Annual Festival of Trees Teddy Bear Breakfast November 27, 2016.

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28th Annual Festival of Trees Mistletoe Mixer Photos

Here are the photos from the 28th Annual Festival of Trees Mistletoe Mixer November 25, 2016.

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28th Annual Festival of Trees Gala Photos

Here are the photos from the 28th Annual Festival of Trees Gala November 19, 2016.

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Tried and True “Icing Glue” Recipe

This recipe is a life-saver. You can easily change the consistency of the icing by adding little drops of water or pinches of icing sugar. It colors easily and thoroughly with food coloring and dries in the same color that it is when it’s wet. It dries quickly and firmly.

 

 

Ingredients:

3 large egg whites (or 4 medium-small egg whites)

1/2 tbsp of cream of tartar powder

6 cups of icing sugar

 

 

Directions:

Beat the eggs and the tartar powder together until foamy.

Add in sugar gradually and beat until smooth.

Put the icing in a bowl which can be sealed well so that it does not dry out.

 

Gingerbread House Recipe

Ingredients:

2 cups vegetable shortening

2 cups sugar

2 cups dark molasses

2 teaspoons vanilla

6 to 8 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

4 teaspoons ginger

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons salt

 

Directions:

BEAT shortening and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add molasses and mix well.

MIX 2 cups of flour with baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt in separate bowl.

ADD flour mixture to shortening mixture and blend.

GRADUALLY add more flour, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition until stiff dough is formed, working in last cup of flour with hands.

DIVIDE dough in half and wrap in plastic wrap.

CHILL at least 30 minutes or overnight.

PREHEAT oven to 325 deg.

ROLL piece of gingerbread dough out on floured surface to 1/2 -inch thickness.

TRANSFER all pieces to baking sheets and bake 10 to 12 minutes for smaller pieces and 20 to 25 minutes for larger pieces.

TRANSFER to cooling racks using wide spatula and cool completely. (If edges need trimming, do so while still warm.)

Reasons Why

Who will benefit from this project?
The most fantastic part about this project is that the funds raised will help the entire population of Grande Prairie and the Peace Country Region. This includes the babies who are born in our hospital, the people who will spend their last days in our hospital and all the times in-between. We serve the people who are most at risk and vulnerable to the most fortunate and wealthy. The entire population of Grande Prairie and the Peace Country Region can and will benefit from the health care advancements made available through this project.

Why is this important to our community?
Our hospital is the heart of our community and our health care system is critical to keeping our community healthy. By working with the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation you will be a part of advancing health care that will make an impact today. These include:

Reduced Travel – Patients and their families will not have to travel long distances for medical examinations and treatments.

Alleviate Financial Burden – With travel, families often have to take time off work while incurring expenses for lodging, fuel, meal costs and even additional child care costs. This can be very stressful in an already difficult time.

Reduced Wait Times – Patients will be able to receive services locally instead of waiting in the cue for Hospitals in major city centers.

Save Lives – Having immediate access to life saving equipment and professionals improves patient health outcomes.

Improved Patient Recovery – It has been proven that patients heal better when supported by friends and family who can be near.

Community Support – Patients can be surrounded by a community they know and people who know them.

Reliability – Once the new service is part of our local Hospital system, it is funded and supported by Alberta Health Services long term.

Attracting New Professionals – Bringing a new service to our Hospital brings new medical professionals, ensuring local health care needs are always addressed.

Teaching Hospital – Integrating students locally to become healthcare professionals increases the likelihood these new professionals will stay in the Peace Country Region.

Pride in Your Community – You can be proud that you made a difference for your hospital and your community. Your gift really does matter and quite possibly may save the life of someone you know and care about.

This new project also includes the introduction of the new Patient Centered Care Model.
What makes this hospital different than the current Grande Prairie Regional Hospital is the focus on patient and family centered care. This model of care engages family involvement with patient care instead of relying on the healthcare system alone. The welcoming of family will not only enhance the patient experience it will also ensure families get the opportunity to be with their loved ones. This approach has been proven to show greater health outcomes, improved patient safety, reduced healthcare cost, reduced wait times, better communication, teamwork and overall satisfaction.

Due to current infection control standards, each of the 200 in-patient rooms will be private stay with private washrooms. In addition, with the focus on patient and family-centered care, each room will contain furniture so a family member can stay with the patient overnight if desired.

Each room will also have windows to the outside to embrace natural sunlight to promote healing. The view will either be overlooking the beautiful courtyards or the natural environment of Bear Creek.

Recognition
There are multitudes of naming opportunities for a one million dollar gift. The amount can be specific to one area or divided into all four components. We would be happy to personally discuss recognition opportunities with your organization. Here is some information:

Reasons Why

Purpose of the QE II Hospital Foundation
The Queen Elizabeth II Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization entrusted with fundraising for the QE II Hospital and the new Grande Prairie Regional Hospital that is currently under construction. Funds raised through individuals, organizations and businesses in the community provide a vital link to services for thousands of individuals and their families in this region. In a city with a population of 68,000, and a community outreach of more than 250,000, medical needs for our patients continue to increase. By partnering, you will positively impact health care services for residents in the entire Peace Country Region.

Our Foundation is entrusted with the stewardship and management of donor funds with the primary goal of enhancing patient care for our residents in this region. Our 12 member volunteer Board of Trustees is made up of community leaders who work directly with Alberta Health Services and the community to bring highly specialized medical services and programs to our regional hospital. By doing so, we are able to bring new doctors, new services and new technologies to our hospital thereby reducing the need to travel to Edmonton while improving patient health outcomes. This campaign not only looks at the healthcare needs of today, it also encompasses the opportunity to make a difference in the future. Being able to adapt to new innovations in technology and modern medical advancements is vital in providing a high quality health care system that would not normally be funded or be accessible locally or within the Region. Bringing these services here immediately impacts our population and grows the services in this Region. We do not support operating or basic health care requirements already provided by Alberta Health Services.

What are the monies to be used for: (campaign info page)

Our capital campaign aims to raise $20 million dollars. Your contribution can be allocated to any of the four components or multiple components of the new capital campaign.

1. Key Innovations ( up to 9 million dollars)
2. Key Equipment For Life Legacy Fund (6 million dollars)
3. The Key to the Art of Healing – Arts Component ( 3 million dollars)
4. The Key to Knowledge – Educational Component – (2 million dollars)

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