I totally object to the idea of changing the name of St. Mary's Hospital.
The first St. Mary's Hospital was in Garden Bay, built by mostly local people and donations, generated by Canon Greene, the reverend at the small church next to the hospital. It was not associated with the Sechelt residential school andI cannot understand why the name should be changed.
My birth certificate states I was born in St. Mary's Hospital in Garden Bay and my sons' state they were born in St. Mary's Hospital in Sechelt, as do the birth certificates of most Band members and a large portion of the long time Coast residents.
I do not want the name erased from my family history, four generations that have been born and lived on the Coast, and I am sure many others feel the same. Those of you who agree with me, please send your concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a decision that should be voted on, not pushed through without input from all Coast residents.
Brenda Siebert, Sechelt
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