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The Sunshine Coast's 2022 New Year's baby flips on hospital holiday lights

For the third year in a row Holiday Hearts light up the hospital

Dec. 7, Gurlove Singh Ghag, the first baby born this year at Sechelt Hospital, officially flips the switch, with help from his mom Amritpal Kaur, to turn on the lights of the Holiday Hearts at Sechelt Hospital. 

“We had a great experience at Sechelt Hospital’s maternity department and we’re so grateful to the nurses and doctors who helped deliver Gurlove safely into this world,” said Ms. Kaur. So far there have been 147 babies born  in 2022 at Sechelt Hospital. 

“It’s an honour to help light up the sky and the hearts at Sechelt Hospital,” she added. “From our family to yours, and to all the health care members of the Sunshine Coast and Sechelt Hospital, we wish everyone healthy and safe holidays this year.” 

For a third year in a row, these Holiday Hearts will help light up the sky. One of them being an eight-foot wooden heart built by Cory Kitagawa and decorated with help from Sechelt Hospital Foundation’s Jane Macdonald, Tracey Beyrouty and Emily Kammerle. The other, a nine-foot heart made of rebar, welded together by the hospital’s facilities team member Bryce Rudland. 

Hospital Foundation Chair Frank Belfry thanked the many donors and volunteers who help the hospital staff to ensure the best medicine is local. “Take heart,” he said, “as you come by and see the hearts on the hospital this holiday season.” 

Please consider making a contribution to Sechelt Hospital Foundation’s Annual Fund.  Donations will go to the area of greatest need. Please direct your calls or emails to: Jane Macdonald, executive director 604-885-8637 or 

To make a donation, please visit: 

Mailing Address: Sechelt Hospital Foundation PO Box 1761 Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 

Charitable Registration Number: 88915-7194-RR-0001.