Dear Editor:

The family of Alan Hann is hosting a Silent Auction at the Saturday, November 28th Columbia Valley Rockies game. Alan is a 40-year-old local man needing a double lung transplant. In the near future, he will need to be living in Edmonton, Alta., awaiting his turn for a chance to live a full life again as he has a genetic disease called Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Disorder. He will need close to $20,000 as he will be an outpatient in Edmonton six weeks prior to the surgery. After the surgery, he will spend four weeks in the hospital then, once discharged, he will spend another six weeks as an outpatient, remaining in Edmonton. A family member or loved one must remain in Edmonton prior to, during and after the surgery.

The Rockies owner and coaches were kind enough to let us squeeze in on their hockey game night due to Alans support, volunteer time and many years of being an arena employee, which he gave up last year when he was no longer able to work.

This will be a great, fun night out to support the Rockies and bid on a fantastic array of silent auction items. Cash or cheques will be accepted. Thanks in advance for your support and participation. There is also a bank account set up in Alan Hanns name at Kootenay Savings Credit Union.

For further info or to donate, please call Ken Hann at 250-341-3383 or email

Ken Hann