December 9, 2018 7:56 pm
Updated: December 10, 2018 8:44 am

Knights of Columbus donate $70K to Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation

WATCH: The Knights of Columbus in Saskatoon donated $70,000 to the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation on Sunday. The hospital is set to open in 2019.

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The Knights of Columbus donated $70,000 to the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation on Sunday, with all the money coming straight from the community.

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“The hard work of your knights, your families, friends, neighbours and the businesses throughout Saskatchewan have made this truly your Children’s Hospital,” said Brynn Boback-Lane, Children’s Hospital Foundation president and CEO.

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The Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital is expected to open in 2019 and will include a pediatric emergency room, first-time maternal care and family-centric care spaces available to siblings, allowing parents to focus on their child’s medical appointment.

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“Our committee spent a lot of time here building an event that happened in October. We had a celebrity guest here from the CFL as well as an emcee,” said Garry Maier, chair of Children’s Hospital Foundation’s fundraising committee.

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The Knights of Columbus said they don’t plan on stopping with the donations.

“This was our fifth annual one. We will be doing it again in 2019, hopefully about the time the hospital opens so we will be back here in October,” said Maier.

The Children’s Hospital was 83 per cent complete in April 2018.

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