Stories in the Media

Letter to the editor: Seniors need all of us

New Westminster Record – October 13, 2017

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Op-ed: Philanthropists should pay more attention to seniors

Vancouver Sun – September 16, 2017

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Artist creates gift for care centre

New Westminster Record – May 27, 2014

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New Westminster gift shop holding a Christmas shopping night this week

New Westminster Record – November 13, 2012

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News Releases

Burger Heaven Sponsoring the Queen’s Park Healthcare Foundation for National Seniors Day on October 1

September 25, 2017

New Westminster, B.C. – On Sunday, October 1, Burger Heaven will be sponsoring the Queen’s Park Healthcare Foundation in celebration of National Seniors Day by donating a portion of sales to the Foundation.

“We’re thrilled to have one of New Westminster’s most popular restaurants supporting us for National Seniors Day,” says Jason Lesage, executive director. “It’s important to pay tribute to our elders because they built our society and created a high standard of living for everyone. Burger Heaven is a strong supporter of community organizations in New West, and they’re demonstrating their commitment for helping seniors in the city. What better way to support seniors than by enjoying great food from the best hamburger joint in all of Metro Vancouver.”

“When I was asked to consider sponsoring the Queen’s Park Healthcare Foundation for National Seniors Day, I said yes right away,” says Jude Mural, owner of Burger Heaven. “There are so many good non-profits to support, but seniors care is essential. Most people have had parents or grand-parents transition to a care home, and their comfort is important. I’m happy to support the Foundation in their work.”

From opening to close (11:00 am to 9:00 pm) on Sunday, October 1, Burger Heaven will donate a portion of all food and beverage sales to the Queen’s Park Healthcare Foundation. Burger Heaven is located at 77 10th Street in New Westminster.

National Seniors Day is recognized by the Government of Canada and all Canadians are encouraged to connect with seniors and recognize them for the important role they play in our lives, our society and our economy. A Twitter campaign will use the hashtag #SayThanks.


Queen’s Park Healthcare Foundation Announces the Appointment of Jason Lesage as its New Executive Director

May 24, 2017

New Westminster, B.C. – At a recent board meeting, directors of the Queen’s Park Healthcare Foundation appointed Jason Lesage as its new executive director.

“I’m incredibly honoured to be working here,” says Jason Lesage. “The Queen’s Park Care Centre and William Rudd House play a vital role in the health care of New Westminster and communities beyond, and my priority is to raise the necessary funds that will make life more comfortable for the residents and patients I serve. I also want to raise the profile of seniors care because it’s not talked about enough. As the population ages, communities will need to grapple with the issues related to caring for our seniors, and this is especially true in New Westminster.”

“We’re very pleased to have Jason come on board,” says Harry Bloy, chair of the Queen’s Park Healthcare Foundation. “Jason served on our board for a year before taking the helm on a temporary, part-time basis after the previous executive director left last August. He was doing a great job, so the board decided to offer him the position as full-time.”

Harry continues: “Jason has been involved in the community for several years, so he knows the landscape quite well here in New Westminster. And with his professional background in communications, the board is looking forward to working with him to raise our profile.”

Established in 1983, the Queen’s Park Healthcare Foundation is a registered charity that raises funds for priority equipment needs, facility enhancements and activity programming for the Queen’s Park Care Centre and William Rudd House. Using partnerships, education and fundraising, the Foundation serves as a catalyst for enhancing the well-being and full potential of elders and others in care.

Since 1977, the Queen’s Park Care Centre has been a part of the community by serving the people of New Westminster, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and Maple Ridge. Originally built to provide care to seniors requiring continuous nursing support, the Care Centre has evolved into a facility that also provides general rehabilitation care for in-house patients of various ages.

Opened in 1983, William Rudd House offers a home-like environment for physically disabled younger adults.

Both facilities are located at 315 McBride Boulevard, and are operated by the Fraser Health Authority.