Chilliwack residents came out to support the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation’s 4th annual It’s A Wonderful Breakfast.  The breakfast at the Coast Chilliwack Hotel served over 40lbs of bacon & sausage, 22 dozen eggs & 30lbs of hash browns to hungry yet generous guests. The well fed guests helped raise over $3,300; The funds this year will help the campaign for a greatly needed Primary Care Expansion at Chilliwack General Hospital.


“This event is a wonderful way to start the Christmas season” exclaimed Liz Harris, Executive Director of the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation.  “The warmth and generosity of the people in Chilliwack never ceases to amaze me and the pile of toys and toiletries they brought are proof of that”


Guests were deeply moved by Jim Ryan, Motivational Speaker, they enjoyed a wonderful performance by Sue Breton and earned some insight on Primary Care from Dr. Melanie Madill, Chilliwack Family Doctor.


“It was a great event this year and I am happy to see the support from the community. It was a highlight for me to see the Big Guy himself” Michael Adkins, Board Chair for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation chortled in reference to an early visit from Santa.  Yes, even the jolly old man made it down for the breakfast. “Everyone here today is now on the NICE list” Santa laughed as he made his way to back to the North Pole.


“We could not make this event happen without our sponsors, Coast Hotel Chilliwack and Auxiliary to the Chilliwack General Hospital, as well as the participants. It is with a full heart I would like to thank every single one of them” said Harris.  We are happy to be closer to our goal of 1 million dollars for Primary Care Clinic.


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The Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation raises funds for vital equipment and programs funded or endorsed by Fraser Health. They serve the communities of Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Hope, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs.