Supporting regional health care

The KGH Foundation operates several businesses throughout the hospital and the community.  All are staffed by an incredible team of volunteers dedicated to giving their time in support of advancing health care in our region. Profits are dedicated to supporting the most urgent needs at Kelowna General Hospital.

Because of the generous support and efforts of our volunteers, along with our customers, the businesses are able to give back an impressive $850,000+ to support regional health care priorities each year.

Perking Lot

Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hours may vary depending on Volunteer availability.

A favourite for KGH staff and visitors alike, offering a mouth-watering variety of specialty coffees, amazing fresh baked scones and muffins, and delicious sandwiches and breakfast items all supplied by some of the regions best family owned and operated businesses including; Cherry Hill Coffee, Zabeanra and the Bread Co.

Royal Bistro

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Hours may vary depending on Volunteer availability.

A charming little bistro located ‘hidden away’ right in the middle of KGH. Offering hamburgers, hotdogs and grilled sandwiches made on-site as well as a wide variety of delicious fresh-made smoothies, homemade soups and baking supplied by Bread Co.

Centennial Mercantile

Monday – Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
Hours may vary depending on Volunteer availability.

Located conveniently in the Centennial Lobby, this handy shop offers an eclectic mix of confectionery and ice-cream, frozen home-made meals, giftware, clothing, and accessories as well as greeting cards, sunglasses, and an assortment of hand-crafted knitted items for ages infant to toddler.

Rutland Thrift Store

140 Dougall Rd N, Kelowna, BC V1X 3K5

Monday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Excluding Holidays.

Sales are driven by gracious community members donating everything from clothing, electronics, household items, and bedding. A silent auction for specialty items is held on an ongoing basis. Please note that it is the goal of the Thrift Store to resume normal Pre-COVID hours in the very near future, which would mean the store would be open 8 hours a day.

“People always ask why, but maybe they should ask why not! You get to work with the nicest people, for the nicest people. It’s the best kind of job satisfaction you’ll ever find.”

“Linking the passion and desires of donors to the needs/opportunities of the health system and KGH is such a privilege. I am inspired most by the people; our team, donors, clinicians & caregivers, and administrators and ultimately, the transformative changes to our system of care that become possible when we work together. I am grateful to be able to feel such purpose in my work.”