The Revelstoke & District Health Foundation was established in 1983 to fundraise, accept donations and manage funds for the purpose of disbursing to health related programs and actives in the community of Revelstoke.
Who We Are
The Revelstoke District Health Foundation was established in 1983 for the purpose of encouraging individuals and organizations to make donations for health related projects and activities in the community. The Foundation is managed by a board. The board consists of a combination of elected and appointed directors. The Foundation is an independent entity with no affiliations to any other organizations or government body and operates in accordance with federal regulations for charitable organizations. Monies gifted to the Foundation are invested prudently and revenues generated are for the benefit of the community. Funds raised in Revelstoke are used for the benefit of our residents and visitors.
Today’s healthcare costs are placing a huge load on our available tax dollars and Health Authorities are struggling to provide essential equipment and services. Your donations play a prominent role in augmenting those essentials with equipment and services that will take healthcare in Revelstoke above those basic essentials. Your donations allow us to purchase equipment so that procedures can be carried out more efficiently with decreased hardship for patients right here in Revelstoke. With these enhancements, more specialists are offering services in Revelstoke thus decreasing wait times and travel inconvenience for our patients.
The reality of today’s economy is that there will be fewer public tax dollars for healthcare.
Your donation will play a prominent role in purchasing equipment and services that will take healthcare in Revelstoke above basic essentials.
Steven was born in Vancouver BC, graduated from University of BC in 1983 with a pharmacy degree and moved to Revelstoke in 1984. Steven has been a board member of Health Foundation since early 1990’s. He is married and has two daughters.
He actively volunteers with the personal belief that volunteering teaches us to work together to resolve problems and challenges. The end result is a community that is independent, authentic and resilient. Steven has sat on City of Revelstoke advisory committees for health, economic development and community enhancement. He is a past chairman/president for the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce, Revelstoke Association for Community Living, Revelstoke Rotary Club and the Revelstoke Community Foundation.
In his spare time Steven enjoys listening and playing music, jogging, curling and spending time with my family.
I was born and raised in Liverpool England and from an early age knew I wanted to work in the medical field . I chose to train as a Physiotherapist and worked for several years in Liverpool and Yorkshire in the UK. I moved to Canada in 1975 to take up a position as a Physio at QVH, I intended to stay for a year and move on but fell in love with the lifestyle that Revelstoke offers and made it my home .
I am married with 3 children and five grandchildren and enjoy the outdoors, volunteering at the Revelstoke Hospital Auxiliary and spending time with my family.
I first joined the board of the RDHF as a representative of the Auxiliary.
I am passionate about health care delivery and proud of the achievements of both the Revelstoke Hospital Auxiliary and the Revelstoke and District Health Foundation in their efforts to ensure we have and maintain excellent health care services in Revelsoke.
Dominik was born in Montreal. He moved to the Kootenays for five years after graduating as a mining engineer, and then Toronto, Zambia, Indonesia and New Zealand after completing an MBA. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Dominik and Marilyn moved to the Okanagan with three small boys in 1999, who are now much bigger and having their own adventures. He currently works for Investors Group out of the Vernon office as a financial planner. Dominik actively enjoys skiing, hiking, running and Masters swimming.
Bill was born in Vancouver, earned his BSc at UBC and worked in many aspects of the mining industry. He moved to Revelstoke in 1982 to assume responsibility for health and safety at the Goldstream Mine 90 kilometers north of the city. He has since retired.
He married Helen in 1965 and they have two daughters and three grandchildren. Favourite activities are self-propelled and a favourite is hiking in the beautiful mountains surrounding Revelstoke. He also enjoys traveling and exploring new places with Helen.
Bill has been a director of the Foundation since 2004 and treasurer from 2004 through 2018. He is also a director for Revelstoke Senior Citizens’ Association and currently volunteers for Meals on Wheels, Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program, the Community Christmas Dinner, and the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. Numerous other programs and events have benefited from his generosity over the years.
Born and raised in Penticton, Mengia’s educational background is in nursing; graduating from VGH in 1962 and UBC (B.Sc.N.) in 1968. She worked in Vancouver, Cassiar, Oliver & Nk’Mip (Inkaneep First Nations) and Zurich, Switzerland and later taught nursing at BCIT. After she and Jeff were married, her introduction to Revelstoke was teaching a RN Refresher course at QVH with a wonderful group of students. Later, elected as School trustee, she appreciated serving students and community; representation for a provincial K-12 health curriculum and chairing public health and other groups during preliminary stages of the current organization. In recent years she has participated in various community endeavours. She enjoys her family, her gardening and swimming.
Bev Wiege joined the Foundation in 2022 as the representative to the board from the Revelstoke Hospital Auxiliary. Bev was born in Revelstoke and is related to the Needham family – a pioneer family of the Revelstoke area. Bev has volunteered, and continues to be active, in many organizations in Revelstoke – Order of the Eastern Star, The Revelstoke Senior Citizens Association, Revelstoke United Church and the Revelstoke Hospital Auxiliary to name a few. Bev is a past recipient of the Revelstoke Citizen of the Year award. Bev’s long history in Revelstoke provides her many connections to people and organization.