The 5th Annual Shake, Rattle & Roll for Hospice is taking place on Saturday, April 29 at Centre 200, and this year’s theme is “Going to the Prom!”
And since “Going to the Prom!” can mean different looks for different people, we figured we’d help out by sharing a list of possible outfits to sport:
-The classic mullet and tuxedo combo (feel free to add a ruffled dress shirt or a colored tux if you really want to jazz things up)
-Feathered bangs, teased hair and a puffy-sleeved dress (note: you can use the leftover material from your mother’s living room drapes to achieve this look)
-A more modern prom look (this is also a great reason to dress-up and feel snazzy)
-Or simply wear your favourite shirt and a comfy part of kicks
As you can see, these are just a few of our suggestions, but please feel free to wear whatever you feel festive in (casual, semi-formal, or formal).
*All proceeds go towards the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County.
Ticket price is $50/person and tickets are on sale now.
You can purchase your ticket by phoning 902-567-8584, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting the Hospice Cape Breton Office located on the 4th floor of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
The 5th Annual SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL for HOSPICE is taking place on Saturday, April 29th at C200.
This year’s theme is “Going to the Prom!”
For tickets phone 902-567-8584
Another Christmas Holiday season is upon us and as we reflect over the past year, the Board of the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County has so many reasons to be grateful. Grateful for the exceptional Palliative Care team, the doctors, the nurses, all the staff on An Cala and the home consult nurses, who deliver such professional, compassionate care to patients and their families. We are grateful for the energy and the goodwill of the many volunteers who help in so many different ways; grateful for the generosity of our community donors.
2016 has been a year of many successes including the expanding community interest and support in the quest to establish a hospice residence. Events and projects, both established and new, are highlighted in this newsletter and demonstrate the mission and work of the society in hospital and in home. We are grateful to Membertou Band Council and BCA Group for their unique collaborative model that is an exceptional community partnership and driving the hospice residence dream forward to reality.
Every New Year brings new opportunities. The Society is committed to the construction of the hospice residence in 2017. As a board, we will vigorously lobby the Nova Scotia Health Authority and Government for a formal announcement to provide operational costs. We will be launching a fund raising campaign “Strengthening Circles of Care” to meet financial goals that will furnish and equip the hospice residence, create a courtyard garden and establish an endowment fund to address future needs.
On behalf of the Society’s board we wish you and yours a Happy Holiday season and a
New Year of Peace and Happiness.
Patricia Jackson & Nancy Dingwall
Burger Week 2016 was held from October 29 to November 5 this year, attracting more than 20 participating restaurants, who each generously donated all or a portion of the proceeds of each Burger Week burger sold to the Hospice Palliative Care Society.
“Burger Week is a great event that raises funds for and awareness of the Hospice Society, while at the same time supports small businesses in our community,” says Burger Week Chair, Becky Chisholm. “Burger Week gives people the opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal while supporting a good cause and is de nitely an event that people look forward to each year. I’m happy to say that Burger Week 2016 was a huge success, raising nearly $10,000 in support of Hospice Cape Breton.
A big thank you to all who support this event!”
The Christmas spirit is alive and well on the An Cala Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Volunteers Deana Pruski and Margie Kennedy, who volunteer weekly, spent an extra day this week baking additional tasty holiday treats for patients and families so that there would be extra goodies to last throughout the holiday season. Thanks to both of them for sharing their time and talent this holiday season.
Finding an opportunity to connect the past to the present is something Lester Marchand, Visitor Experience Manager at the Fortress of Louisbourg looks for in working with partners, to further enhance visitors’ experience. So in partnership with the Hospice Palliative Care Society, they hosted the first-ever Fortress Feast in September 2015. It was an interpretive and educational experience with a period meal and music, to raise funds for the Society. “Hospice Palliative Care was as important in the 18th century as it is today,” said Marchand. “Perhaps the means were different, but the process was the same.”
The 2nd annual Fortress Feast recently transpired on September 17, 2016. This year, there were 108 attendees that enjoyed the one-of-a-kind occassion in support of the Hospice Palliative Care Society. The Society would like to thank all who attended this memorable evening. A special thanks is also extended to this year’s event partners Parks Canada and the Fortress of Louisbourg Association. This event would not be possible without you!
In 2009 founder Margaret Cusack began working with a small but incredibly dedicated group of women, known as The Women of Peace and Hope for Hospice. That year, the group organized its first Christmas Craft Fair in support of Hospice Palliative Care. They have faithfully continued hosting this special event in addition to holding craft-related fundraisers throughout the year. Their most recent donation of $6,000 brings the total of their generous contributions to $35,000 to support the work of the Hospice Palliative Care Society. The Society is indebted to them for their outstanding commitment to the patients and families of those in need of comfort, care and compassion at end-of-life.
Thanks to the exceptional efforts by the Rotary Clubs of CBRM’s Sydney Ribfest 2016, the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton was the recipient of $70,000 donated by generous Cape Bretoners who “Gave a Little at the Gate” and the support of the four CBRM Rotary Clubs. Gate proceeds amounted to almost $47,000 and the balance of $23,000 was contributed by the Rotary Clubs in addition to planning, staging and running Ribfest. This amount exceeds the total of $55,000 raised in 2015 for a combined total of $125,000 to be directed toward the planned Hospice Residence.
Sydney Ribfest 2016 offered and delivered something enjoyable for all ages. The 2016 theme of “more” – more food, more entertainment, and more children’s activities, was met with great enthusiasm by visitors to Open Hearth Park on July 15, 16 and 17. The new venue proved to be a great site allowing for expanded offerings and will be home to next year’s event as well. Ribbers cited Sydney Rotary Ribfest as one of the best east of Montreal and have decided to add a sixth Ribber to next year’s event.
The Society thanks all volunteers from Rotary as well as the more than 60 individuals who also volunteered to work the gate over three days. With community support such as that seen at Ribfest, the Hospice Residence will soon be a reality and not a dream. Thank you all!