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Project Poinsettia Expands across PNHR Battlefords Facilities

December 12, 2014

Project Poinsettia Expands, bringing Christmas cheer to PNHR patients and residents in Battlefords facilities

Over 500 poinsettias have been delivered to patients and residents in Prairie North's Battlefords facilities this holiday season, sharing Christmas joy with those in hospitals and long-term care facilities.

SHNB 1 - 2014

Delivering Smiles to Saskatchewan Hospital - CUPE 5111 President Brian
Manegre (left), Q98 Early Show Host Nic Fransoo, and SHNB director Linda
Shynkaruk (right) present a poinsettia to Sarah.

The poinsettias were delivered over two days - Friday December 5 and Friday December 12 - to residents of Battlefords District Care Centre, River Heights Lodge, Villa Pascal, and to patients at Saskatchewan Hospital, Battlefords Union Hospital, and Battlefords Mental Health Centre.

"Our aim is to reach out through Project Poinsettia to bring the Christmas spirit to individuals in hospitals and long-term care homes," said Nic Fransoo, host of The Early Show on Q98 Radio in North Battleford and program director for Rawlco Radio North Battleford.

"Project Poinsettia has a beautiful heart-warming effect on everyone involved. With a handshake, hug or a smile, I love seeing the true thanks in the eyes of all the people receiving this beautiful symbol of Christmas," Fransoo added.

He pointed out that last year, Project Poinsettia was able to deliver poinsettias to only Battlefords District Care Centre residents. "This year we got to spread Christmas cheer to six health care locations in The Battlefords, totalling over 500 poinsettias to the residents and patients. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Merry Christmas!" said Fransoo.

Project Poinsettia is the initiative of Q98 Radio with major sponsorship by CUPE Local 5111 in Prairie North Health Region, Sobeys, Sallows & McDonald - Wilson & Zehner Funeral Home, and McDonalds.

CUPE representatives participated in all the deliveries, explained Brian Manegre, president of CUPE 5111.

Spreading Christmas cheer at Battlefords Union Hospital - A large team of CUPE members from various disciplines at BUH were on hand to spearhead the delivery of poinsettias to patients in BUH and Battlefords Mental Health Centre. they were joined by nurses, managers and representatives from Q98 Radio.

BUH 1 - 2014

"Our CUPE professionals work with and provide care and service to all of these patients and residents," said Manegre. "It's very important to us to reach out at this time of year and share the holiday spirit with those we serve in hospitals and special care homes."

Manegre added that all of the CUPE 5111 members are very proud to support Project Poinsettia, expanding it throughout The Battlefords this Christmas. "We plan to make it even bigger and better next year," enthused Manegre, "delivering poinsettias to all of the health care facilities in Prairie North."

Manegre noted that on its own, CUPE Local 5111 provided at least one large poinsettia to PNHR facilities outside of The Battlefords. "The patients, residents and staff are all very grateful," stated Manegre. "The poinsettias also serve to spread the holiday cheer to family members, friends, volunteers, and staff throughout the facilities."

Prairie North Health Region heartily thanks Q98 Radio and all of this year's sponsors for their generous support of Project Poinsettia:


  • CUPE 5111
  • Sobeys
  • Sallows & McDonald - Wilson & Zehner Funeral Home
  • McDonalds


Saskatchewan Union of Nurses

Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre

Luk Plumbing, Heating & Electric

Humpty's North Battleford

Shoppers Drug Mart

Remedy's RX

Remax of The Battlefords

Guy's Furniture

Battlefordes Flooring Centre

Caleb Village

Canadian Tire

Rainbow Toyota

Bridges Chevrolet Buick GMC

Milbanke Flowers

Triumph Roofing

Ultra Print

Austin's Saddlery

Modern Janitorial

Parkland Farm Equipment

Pawlus Insurance

Westwood Turf Farm

Second Debut


Northside Shine UR Ride


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