Photo: RIH Foundation
Joan Wilson, a longtime Kamloops resident and active community member who died earlier this year, has gifted $100,000 each to the local YMCA-YWCA and the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation (RIHF).
On its website, the RIHF says the donation is a reflection of her involvement in, and love of, the community.
“Through this gift, even though she is no longer with us, she has ensured that the community she cared so much about will continue to benefit from her generosity,” says the foundation’s CEO Heidi Coleman in a statement.
Colin Reid, the CEO of the YMCA-YWCA, says Wilson was a cheerleader for the the Kamloops Y.
“She lived a life where she contributed to individual and community health,” he says. “Joan was a regular participant in Y activities and she was keen to share her thoughts about how the Y was serving the community and she was always willing to do her part. Her gift is a legacy…