“Let’s Get Started” for Memorial Fundraiser at Trail Hospital

Operation Owatz is back and ready to intervene from September 5th.

The six-week Movement Challenge for Better Health aims to raise funds for the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) Ambulatory Care Department.

This is the second year of the ‘Let’s Get Moving’ campaign in memory of the late Dr. Todd Owatz, a dedicated surgeon who worked in the HRKB Ambulatory Care Unit.

When Dr. Owatz passed away on October 15, 2020, he left a legacy of care and service to his patients and colleagues.

Dr. Owatz had a passion for fitness and health. The six-week challenge aims to get participants on the move and tracking their activities either online through the Strava app or through manual submissions.

This year, online participants will register as individuals, but will also be randomly assigned to a challenge team and all teams will compete against each other.

Online team members will encourage each other to increase time spent in activities to achieve the highest total number of hours logged online.

Prizes will be awarded to the teams ranked first, second and third.

All participants, online or manual trackers, will be entered for raffle prizes.

In addition, all participants who raise $500 or more will have their name entered into this year’s grand prize draw which is an electric bike, generously donated by Gerick Sports in Trail.

“Our goal for 2022 is to raise $30,000 to support the KBRH Health Foundation’s Ambulatory Care Campaign,” said event organizer Lindy Welsby. “To honor his memory, we ask all of our attendees to solicit pledges to help us raise funds for KBRH’s Ambulatory Care Department.”

Fundraising runs from September 5 to October 15.

To register, go to the Operation Owatz Facebook page or visit Operation Owatz on Instagram at: operationowatz.

Registration is $50 and all entry fees will go directly into the fundraising pot.

To donate directly to Operation Owatz, contact the KBRH Health Foundation at 250.364.3424 or www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca, or contact Lindy @ [email protected]

For more information, call or text 250.921.5630 or email: [email protected]

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