The Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation stopped by the Town of Cabri with some good news last Friday.  

Fundraising for the Prairie Health-Care Centre to get a new digital x-ray machine began in January of 2021 in partnership with the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary group, and their goal of $250,00 has officially been reached.    

Executive Director, Jim Dekowny, made an appearance at the Whitemud Hockey League Playoff game, taking to the ice before puck drop to make the announcement to local residents. 

He was joined by several community groups and levels of government to present the cheque, including: 

  • Town of Cabri – represented by David Gosser
  • Ladies Hospital Auxiliary – represented by Brenda Heron, Sherry Hawkins & Dawn Marie Fildebrandt
  • Cabri Lions Club – represented by Heinz Fildebrandt, Don Morris, Allan Ward, Harold Little & Wes Scheelhaase
  • RM of Riverside 168 – represented by Bob Stuart
  • RM of Clinworth 230 – represented by Neil Block
  • RM of Miry Creek 229 – represented by Mark Huges
  • RM of Pittville 169 – represented by Larry Sletten
  • Village of Abbey – represented by Rhonda Dayton
  • Living Sky Casino – represented by Ashley Peterson

“This would not have been possible without the support Cabri & area and the surrounding communities,” Dekowny said. “These groups, along with the members of community, deserve all the credit for the success of this extraordinary campaign. Every donation, big or small helped achieve our goal.  

“Congratulations to the Town of Cabri and all the surrounding communities this new technology will serve. Thank you for helping the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation keep healthcare strong in southwest Saskatchewan.” 

Dekowny added that they have notified the Saskatchewan Health Authority of the funds, and installation of the equipment is expected to begin in the fall.