Photo, from left to right: Brenda Rositano, Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation; Ray and Shelagh Richer, owners of Sink or Swim Scuba.
The 4th Annual Great Nanaimo Poker Dive was a gamble for a good cause. Hosted by Sink or Swim Scuba, the fun annual event had participating scuba divers enjoying marina life from Finn Beach to Neck Point Park. The $1,676 proceeds of the Poker Dive were presented to Brenda Rositano of the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation to be directed towards the children's play area at the new Emergency Department in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH). The current Emergency is built for 15,000 visitors per year, but last year it saw more than 53,000 people. The Expansion is underway and is expected to be complete by 2012.