JCI Vernon will host the medieval Hospital Gala and Charity Auction April 22 at the Vernon Lodge. - Image credit: Photo submitted

JCI Vernon will host the medieval Hospital Gala and Charity Auction April 22 at the Vernon Lodge. - Image credit: Photo submitted

Medieval gala benefits local patients

JCI Vernon will host the medieval Hospital Gala and Charity Auction April 22 at the Vernon Lodge.

All lords and ladies are invited to the banquet table for a good cause.

JCI Vernon will host the eighth annual Hospital Gala and Charity Auction April 22 at the Vernon Lodge.

“This highly anticipated event will pay homage to the medieval period as guests take a step back in time for an experience they won’t soon forget,” said Paul Philps, gala co-chairperson.

“It’s an opportunity for people to experience a medieval celebration with a few surprises thrown in. It will not only be a night to remember, but guests will also be supporting the purchase of lifesaving cardiac equipment to be used when transporting patients to the Kelowna cardiac care unit.”

This equipment will help keep both North Okanagan patients and health care staff safe during transport, allowing staff to assist patients, while being safely belted-in.

“We are proud to say we have raised more than $325,000 to date for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation” said John Dent, gala co-chairperson.

“Through continued community support, we look forward to watching that number grow.”

The event is sponsored by MNP and Nixon Wenger. Tickets are $90 each or $700 for a table of eight.

To purchase tickets, e-mail jcihospitalgala@gmail.com or call 250-307-1737.