New Gold to Donate $100,000 to RIH Foundation

From left to right – John Ritter (General Manager), Korah DeWalt-Gagnon (First Nations Coordinator), Julie Rachynski (HR and Community Manager)

Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) Foundation is pleased to announce that New Gold will be donating $100,000 to the Foundation. The funds will be designated for the Youth Mental Health Department in the new Patient Care Tower, scheduled for completion in 2022.

New Gold is the parent company of the New Afton mine, which mines gold, silver and copper. The mine is located 10 km west of Kamloops, on the site of the historic Afton mine. It employs over 400 people and has been operational since 2012. It is expected to continue operations until the end of 2022.

John Ritter, General Manager of New Gold commented on the donation, saying “Supporting RIH through the Foundation is just part of our corporate responsibility of giving back to the community. Being able to support the hospital, which has done so much for our employees and their families over the years, is our way of saying thanks.”

Heidi Coleman, CEO of RIH Foundation, also commented, “A major donation as large as this one enables us to provide better services to our patients. We cannot do it alone and having support like this from a local business is just so heart-warming to see. The Kamloops community is really rallying around the new patient care tower and it is great to see the tremendous support that we are getting. We are very thankful to New Gold, not only for their generous donation, but also for the example that they are setting.”


About New Gold

New Gold is committed to working closely with communities to make a positive contribution to the community and regions in which we live and work. We recognize that our growth and success depend on the long-term economic, social and environmental sustainability of each of the communities in which we operate.

New Afton’s Community Sponsorship Program reflects our corporate belief that communities should benefit from our operations in both the short and long-term. To that end, we invest in sustainable community development, going beyond traditional philanthropic donations, to support initiatives and projects that have a meaningful and long-lasting positive impact on the community and region in which we operate.


Published: April 13, 2021

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