McNeill Family Donates Masterpiece To Lions Gate Hospital

NORTH VANCOUVER, Nov. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - A longtime North Shore family has donated an art collection, including a significant piece of Canadian art by Emily Carr, "Wind in the Wood" to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.  "More British Columbians go through our hospitals each day than our galleries, and many of these hospital visits are in times of concern or pain," said Stuart McNeill.  "If our family donation can take someone's mind off of a difficult situation, for even a moment, then it was worthwhile." 

"A great collection begins and grows one item at time," said Paul Hamilton, past Chair and current Director of Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.  "The gift by the McNeill family of Emily Carr's masterpiece 'Wind in the Wood' represents a significant addition to the Hospital's art collection. It is a community art collection focused on the healing power of art. Wind in the Wood inspires ones' imagination and spirit. It is a donation to the community and represents personal commitment and exemplifies the belief that Art has a positive role in medical therapy. We are thankful and honored to have been chosen as a home for such a significant piece of Canadian art."

Established in 1987, Lions Gate Hospital Foundation is the fundraising arm of the hospital. In the past 10 years, the Foundation has raised more than $100 million to support the purchase of new medical equipment, facility upgrades, staff education and research. Recent projects include the Greta and Robert H.N. Ho Psychiatry and Education Centre (HOpe Centre).

SOURCE Lions Gate Hospital Foundation

For further information: Media contact: Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, Louise Campbell, Director of Development, Tel: 604-904-3561, Email: louise.campbell@vch.ca

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