The ECHO Players hail from across Central Vancouver Island and host popular plays and events that entertain up to 10,000 audience members a year. Their recent play, Calendar Girls, proved to be a fan favourite.
In fact, the 200 member club elected to create a fundraising calendar to benefit from the play’s success. For $15, purchasers could buy a locally produced calendar featuring ECHO Player actors wearing only their “props”. The ECHO Players are “very much part of the cultural and economic fabric of the community” and demonstrated their community spirit by directing the calendar funds to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation for the purchase of one of two new CT Scanners for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). Calendars are still available until December 16th, at the Foundation’s Oceanside office in the lobby of Oceanside Health Centre.
Alistair McVey and Mike Andrews
Photo, from left to right: Mike Andrews, ECHO Players President, delivers almost $5,500 to Brenda Rositano of the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation. The Foundation fundraises for needed equipment for Oceanside Health Centre, Trillium Lodge, Eagle Park Health Centre, Dufferin Place, and NRGH.