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2013 Fred Macklin Memorial Award Recipient

Sean Pihl

Sean Pihl  

Without your health, you really have nothing. Sean Pihl knows this well and as such, has been serving on the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation’s board and finance committee for the past five years, helping to keep the pulse of our hospital strong. In 2013, Sean was elected chair of the board and as such, oversaw the launch of the largest fundraising effort the foundation has ever undertaken, the $12 million ‘Be A Lifesaver Campaign’ to support the Interior Heart and Surgical Centre. This is also the largest fundraising effort the City of Kelowna has ever seen and with Sean’s leadership, within just one year, it has already reached the halfway mark.

Sean is also involved with the TELUS Community Board, a program that involves community leaders working with TELUS to provide grants to worthy charities in the Okanagan.

Since moving back to Kelowna in 1998 he has been helping the community professionally through the Okanagan Civil Litigation Section, the Kelowna Bar Association and UBCO. He has also volunteered over the years for the Kelowna Jaycees, School District 23’s Lending Association, BrainTrust Canada, and the Canadian Mental Health Association.




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