As many as 30,000 Princess Irene tulip bulbs are going into the ground this fall as part of a campaign by Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF) led this year by one of the builders of the new Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre.
Bouygues Building Canada, which is also part of the team currently building new RCMP E Division headquarters in Surrey, is the presenting sponsor of Tulips for Tomorrow. This signature campaign helps the Foundation raise money for Surrey Memorial Hospital and beautify the community.
“Our company’s first major projects in Canada are right here in Surrey,” said Bouygues Building Canada Chief Financial Officer David Porcon. “We are proud to give back to the community by partnering with Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation.”
Tulips for Tomorrow celebrates SMHF donors by planting thousands of Princess Irene tulip bulbs in the fall in time to bloom come springtime.
Donors to the Foundation of $5,000 or more are recognized with tulip displays in public and business locations throughout Surrey. Donors of $1,000 can claim their very own planter pot full of tulips in the spring. Those who give $100 will support a public planting.
Donations this fall will help the Foundation’s stroke care campaign in support of expanding the hospital’s neurology unit. A new 36-bed neurology unit will open in the Critical Care Tower currently under construction at Surrey Memorial.
“Stroke is the third leading killer in British Columbia and the top cause of long-term disability in adults,” notes Foundation Chair Ron Knight. “Expansion of the neurology unit will help the hospital keep up with the needs of the people who live in this region.”
Several businesses have once again teamed up with the Foundation to make Tulips for Tomorrow possible. Partners have provided tulip bulbs, soil, planter pots, landscaping, delivery, storage, creative design and signage at no cost to the Foundation.
Princess Irene tulip bulbs are available at select retail locations, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Foundation. Tulip bulb packages, at $10 for ten bulbs, can be found at three Surrey locations:
- 99 Nursery and Florist – 9376 King George Highway
- Art’s Nursery – 8940 192 street
- David Hunter Garden Centers – 15175 72nd avenue
With a strong corporate culture, Bouygues Construction is a world leader in the construction sector, present on all five continents. It carries out major projects in around 80 countries through its local subsidiaries or in partnership with independent local companies.
Established in 1992, SMHF has raised more than $55 million to purchase medical equipment, fund innovative programs, and support training and research.