Hospice News

The houses that sugar and love built!

3rd Huntsville Brownies joined together to create some lovely Gingerbread Houses one of which was delivered to Hospice Huntsville/Algonquin Grace Residential Hospice
Their work on these houses will go towards their Local Communities Challenge and just sharing the spirit of the holiday season
Thank you Brownies for your kindness!

How gingerbread outhouses sparked Christmas joy at Hospice Huntsville

December 12, 2019.  Muskokaregion.com

Resident at Algonquin Grace Residential Hospice in Huntsville shares family tradition to spread holiday cheer at Christmas.
Read the entire article:  https://tinyurl.com/r55rms4

Thrilled and surprised’: Lake of Bays’ Cathy Nystrom earns June Callwood Award

November 25, 2019:  MuskokaRegion.com
Cathy Nystrom is now a Hospice Huntsville volunteer of provincial proportions.
“I was quite thrilled — and quite surprised,” the Lake of Bays resident told this newspaper. “I’m still flabbergasted. I really am.”
Read the entire article from :  https://tinyurl.com/w5n9ots

November 19 is National Bereavement Day

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) invites all Canadians to think about those who have passed away from our lives and help advocate for support at local, provincial and national levels for grieving Canadians.
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

S’mores and more: The Snow Lake Initiative is raising funds for Hospice Huntsville

 Doppler Online: November 18, 2019
In 2015, under the mentorship of her grandpa, Lyle Payne, J’aime Payne and her family hosted a fundraiser called You Are Not Alone, which raised $7,500 to purchase tablets for the chemo clinic.  “At the end of Lyle’s battle with cancer, our family was able to celebrate and honour the man we loved under the Hospice Huntsville roof,” says Payne. “In August 2019, our family was blessed yet again with the generosity of Hospice Huntsville as we said goodbye to Don Ouderkirk, my mother’s father, an amazing man of 91 years young.
Read the entire article:  https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/smores-and-more-the-snow-lake-initiative-is-raising-funds-for-hospice-huntsville/

Hospice Huntsville challenges you to Swim for Hospice this November

YourTV Muskoka:  November 15, 2019
There’s snow on the ground, but that doesn’t need to be a reason to stop you raising funds for Hospice Huntsville by taking a plunge.  Melissa from Hospice joins James Bowler in our Huntsville studio to talk about this fundraising event.

Watch the interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpvmMbz-AKg 


Hospice puts the fun in fundraising with PoolaPalooza

Doppler Online:  November 10, 2019.

It’s fun, it’s for all ages, and it’s all for charity. Jump in and make a splash for Hospice Huntsville at its newest fundraiser, PoolaPalooza.  PoolaPoolza is happening at the Canada Summit Centre on November 24, 2019. The two-hour fundraiser will include both traditional lane swimming and a fun and engaging relay event. Swimmers choose which they’d like to participate in. A pizza party sponsored by Boston Pizza will wrap up the day.
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Studio K:  Hunters Bay Radio

Would you like to learn more about Hospice Huntsville and our newest fundraising event Swim for Hospice: PoolaPoolza? Listen to the Studio K Podcast with Jo Ann Jordan & Melissa from Hospice Huntsville.

Listen to the Hunters Bay Radio podcast:  https://tinyurl.com/qprbgnm

How you can make a splash for Hospice Huntsville’s 2019 Poolapalooza

November 5, 2019: MuskokaRegion.com
A new event wants to make a splash for Hospice Huntsville- and you can jump right in
Read the entire article:  https://tinyurl.com/vv8aoqk

Local family turns reunion into Hospice Huntsville fundraiser

YourTV Muskoka: August 9, 2019

Hospice Huntsville’s Fund Development Coordinator Melissa stopped by YourTV’s studio with her guest Alley to talk about the Create-A-Swim fundraiser program.
Watch the interview:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbIw_265hcg

The Pattison family creates their own swim in support of Hospice—and you can, too!

Doppler Online: August 24, 2019.
The annual Swim for Hospice fundraiser is essential to Hospice Huntsville’s work of providing end-of-life care to individuals in the community. It was created by Joy Jarvis eight years ago, and a new component was added in more recent years: Create Your Own Swim, a summer-long fundraiser where you choose the location, determine your distance, and set your monetary goal.

Read the entire article:  https://doppleronline.ca/huntsville/the-pattison-family-creates-their-own-swim-in-support-of-hospice-and-you-can-too/