The Fernie Fox Hotel has demonstrated its ongoing support and commitment to the Elk Valley with a donation of $5,000 to the East Kootenay Foundation for Health “Beneath the Surface” campaign. The “Beneath the Surface” campaign is a fundraising effort to purchase an ultrasound machine for use in the Elk Valley Hospital.

“Having an ultrasound machine at the Elk Valley Hospital will be a huge asset for all of the residents, up and down the Valley. Minimizing travel times and inclement weather travel risks for routine procedures will greatly increase the livability of our community,” say Marina and Jeremiah Pauw, owners of the Fernie Fox Hotel.

An ultrasound allows physicians to see inside a patient’s body and understand the nature of a patient’s symptoms. It provides vital information which can help guide treatment. Ultrasound technology is a critical cornerstone of medicine and patient care. The images captured provide physicians with a wealth of information, including the structure and composition of internal organs, tissues and vessels.
With Teck matching all donations up to $50,000 before Sept 30th, this donation will be leveraged to help achieve the goal of raising $300,000 to purchase the ultrasound machine.

More information about the Beneath the Surface campaign is available at https://www.ekfh.ca/beneaththesurface/  or by email to ekfoundation@interiorhealth.ca

About The Fernie Fox Hotel
The Fernie Fox Hotel is a 43 room hotel operated by the Pauw Family, who recently took the opportunity to become independent following 12 years operating under the Super 8 flag.

As an independent hotel, the Pauw’s will have more autonomy to invest in the property and support the local community.

The hotel has recently upgraded all of its room furniture and fixtures, installed new carpets, a guest kitchen area, revamped hot tub, covered outdoor barbecue deck, and an electric vehicle charging station. It continues to offer free guest laundry, complimentary breakfast and unrestricted high-speed internet. The hotel also offers pet-friendly rooms and a number of four-legged friendly amenities.

For further information, please contact:
Jeremiah Pauw- Fernie Fox Hotel owner