​Praise heaped on Seven Generations as $510,000 raised for new Grande Prairie hospital

Rendering of the new Grande Prairie Regional Hospital

One of the largest Montney oil and gas producers is being praised in Grande Prairie after a golf tournament hosted by the company raised $510,000 to support a new regional hospital that is under construction.

This year’s fundraising efforts bring the total amount raised by 7G to more than $1.7 million in five years.

"I've never witnessed a charity tournament like this,” Keith Curtis, executive director of the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation, said in a statement.

“7G and its vendors, suppliers, volunteers and staff came together to create much more than a traditional golf tournament. Golfers, both on and off the course, spoke of 7G as you would of a friend or family member. What Seven Generations has done for our community and region through its unbelievable support for the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation and our Key to Care Capital Campaign is remarkable and inspiring. This community tournament continues to help us move towards our goal of creating a state-of-the-art health care facility for our region.”

The foundation is responsible for fundraising to support the $736-million build of the new hospital. It will include more beds, a new cancer centre, eight operating rooms, expanded obstetrics, diagnostic imaging, plus respiratory, lab and pharmacy services and a support complex for nursing and medical training.

It is expected to be complete in 2019.