We’re now about a year out from the opening of the Jim Pattison Childrens Hospital in Saskatoon.
With construction at the facility nearing 90% completion, fundraising efforts continue with the We Are Saskatchewan campaign now getting underway.
A noticeable voice behind the campaign is Mike Babcock, a native of the Bridge City and the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
He knows what Saskatchewan is all about.
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“When I think about Saskatchewan and what I tell my kids all the time and why we brought ’em home every summer is we wanted them to be around great people that were grounded, that had family values, that cared about one another, that made each other better, that were kind.”
“I think that’s what Saskatchewan’s all about and I think that’s what the Children’s Hospital stands for.”
Since becoming a head coach in the NHL, Babcock has hosted someone from the children’s hospital nearest him at every home game.
Babcock knows how invaluable a children’s hospital in the province is, which is exactly why he didn’t hesitate to involve himself in the initiative.
“To have a young person struggling and not being able to care for them at home, I think that would be terrible,” he said. “I think it’s just one of the things we need in Saskatchewan and it should be part of what Saskatchewan is all about.”