DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek and District Hospital Foundation has a new fundraising chair, Alicia Michetti, who stepped into the role only two months ago.

Michetti was hard at work Friday afternoon in Dawson Creek, setting up a fall market with local vendors and says more small COVID-friendly events are on the horizon for the foundation.

The event sees the organization gather donations to purchase critical care equipment for the hospital and Rotary Manor.

“With the Foundation we get wish lists from Northern Health on what the hospital needs. It’s super exciting because this is all new to me,” Michetti said.

She added that her first day on the job went well, raising over $22,000 with Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie campaign.

“The whole first month was dedicated to that, and super successful,” said Michetti.