Leduc Hospital Unveils "In Memory" Wall

Vol 15. Issue 6, Leduc - Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer

Dignitaries, Black Gold Health Services, hospital staff, and community members gathered at the Leduc Community Hospital for the unveiling of the 'In Memory' Wall at 2:30 on January 27.  A momentous and moving occasion, the subtle but powerful wall of recogniton is in honour of those who have generously bequeathed monetary donations to the Leduc Community Hospital.

Everyone stood back for a better look as the curtain was drawn back, and Lorraine Popik, Executive Director of the Black Gold Health Foundation announced, "Today is an honour to present the Leduc Community Hospital In Memory Wall," going on to explain the significance of the wall.

Words of Approval

Leduc County Mayor John Whaley praised the meaning and importance of the wall of recognition.  "It's fantastic, and it will grow," said the Mayor.

The City of Leduc's Mayor Greg Krischke spoke of the "great lives" of people who make a difference by donating to important causes, and that the wall recognizes those people for their gracious help.

Rev. Frank Schmidt, Leduc Community Hospital Chaplin, said he merely wished to reiterate and reinforce the Mayors' words, as he felt much the same way.  The wall is a tribute to those who help in whatever way they can, and the hospital is proud to acknowledge their kindness and great support.

Leduc Community Hospital Site Director, Donna Grier, said she was very pleased with and proud of the In Memory wall. Brenda Dodman, Board of Trustees Chair, Black Gold Health Foundation, was also present for the occasion.

The Artists 

The wall was designed and produced by Randy Siderius of Vivid Signs & Designs.  "Actually there were four of us who worked on the sign," said Siderius.  How long did it take to create?  "About a month and a half," Randy nodded.  The business has completed many different types of projects, said Siderius, but this was Vivid Signs & Design's first commemorative donation sign.

The Black Gold Health Foundation is a charitable organization that works in conjunction with community partners to improve and enhance services at local Health Care facilities.  Raising funds for specialized equipment and innovative programs, the Foundation works with the Capital Health Authority to provide the best possible medical care. 

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