June 4, 2015 – With the support of local residents and the generosity of John Kot & Guy Lemieux, owners of Kelowna Hyundai and Buy Direct Truck Centre, Operation 200 was a great success. This was the 2nd year that both dealerships hosted Operation 200, with the goal to sell 200 vehicles in 30 days, resulting in a donation to the New Interior Heart & Surgical Centre (IHSC). Last year, the dealerships presented the IHSC with a cheque of $13,000, and this year they donated $100,000.
“Supporting the local community is important to our business, and after three successful years of business under our management, the residents of Kelowna have been nothing but welcoming, and we look forward to giving back,” said John Kot. “We are honoured to support the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation in their efforts to provide the highest level of medical care in Kelowna and the Okanagan.” The
IHSC will be a state of the art facility featuring 15 surgical operating suites for 12 surgical specialties including advanced open-heart surgery. It will provide timely, much needed surgeries to patients who in the past may have had to travel outside the region for this level of health care. While the IHSC’s government funding is substantial, not all costs are covered; new equipment and enhanced services are needed.