Victoria General Hospital Celebrating 100 Years

By David Klassen

Victoria General Hospital (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

The Victoria General Hospital will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Sunday afternoon.

The event from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. will include free cake and entertainment by the Fort Richmond Collegiate Sax Quartet and Senior Jazz Band, and Bairdmore Balladeers.

The original hospital first opened on March 13, 1911 on River Avenue. It moved to its current Pembina Highway location in 1971.

Sunday’s birthday celebration is just one of many events planned this year. Other events include the Sun Life Financial Health Fair at Victoria General Hospital on May 15 and Dancing Through the Decades: Victoria General Hospital’s 100th Anniversary Gala this fall.