By Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News
Knights of Columbus Celebrity Dinner committee chair Garry Maier and other representatives of the Knights of Columbus presented a cheque for $50,000 to Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation after Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon Nov. 24.
Meghan Boychuk accepted the ceremonial cheque on behalf of the Foundation.
The funds were raised through an annual Celebrity Dinner held Nov. 2 at the Cathedral of the Holy Family.
Through previous celebrity dinners, the Knights of Columbus raised some $325,000 for furnishing a maternal care area.
This year’s event raised another $50,000, including a $10,000 donation from event sponsors Les and Irene Dubé, long-time supporters of the children’s hospital and other health initiatives in the province. A $17,757.55 donation from the Knights of Columbus council at St. Peter parish in Unity, SK also contributed to the total raised this year for a comfort care room at the new hospital.