The West Coast General Hospital Foundation officially opened its coffee kiosk at Port Alberni’s hospital on Oct. 31.
The kiosk was made possible by a $65,000 donation from the Italian Canadian Society, members from which were on hand for the opening.
Cutting the ribbon were Hospital Foundation chair Ed Francoeur, last surviving founding member of the Italian Canadian Society, Romeo Crema and society president Enzo Zanetti.
Crema was presented with a plaque that had on it: “West Coast General Hospital Foundation gratefully acknowledges the generous donation from the Italian Canadian Society for completely funding the construction of the West Coast Café. Your generous gift will bring a substantial benefit to the Port Alberni Community for many years to come.”
The cafe is located in the hospital’s health square lobby area and will offer coffee, soups, sandwichs and desserts. Proceeds from cafe sales will go toward the WCGH Foundation, which provides funding for equipment purchases at the hospital.
The West Coast Café is currently open from Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, hours to be extended with more volunteerism.
Now the need is for volunteers to help operate the café: if you have some time please call Lisa at 250-731-1370 ext. 48148.