Burger Week is Back

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Burger Week is back again this year with a total of 18 restaurants participating from Sydney, Glace Bay, New Waterford and North Sydney. From October 31 to November 7, each participating restaurant will offer a special Burger Week burger with a portion of each Burger Week burger sold going to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County, to help support palliative care patients and their families.

New this year, burger lovers will have an opportunity to vote online for their favourite burger creation.

Check out the complete Burger Week listing and start planning your Burger Week adventure now.

National Hospice Week

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May 2nd – 9th, 2015

In May, join folks across the country in a conversation about hospice palliative care. The theme of the annual event is, “The Power of 10: Let’s talk about hospice palliative care.” People are encouraged to chat with at least ten other people — whether it be friends, co-workers or family members – about what palliative care is and its importance. The goal is to generate
dialogue about an essential service that has touched — and will continue to touch — many lives.

The more people discuss the services available and learn of the immense benefits of hospice palliative care, the enhanced quality of life for all. Locally, there’ll be lots of opportunity for the people of Cape Breton to learn more and be involved. There’ll be information booths set up throughout the community, along with a flag raising ceremony at the Civic Centre on Monday, May 4th. You’ll see hospice palliative care volunteers and staff in malls, banks and other retail outlets eager to share their first-hand experience and knowledge. All people should be aware of hospice palliative care. The services provided are invaluable and this week will shine a spotlight on that care and its benefits to patients and their family. Take part, talk together and allow the “The Power of 10” to strengthen
this essential dialogue.

Sydney Ribfest

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Sydney Ribfest is three days of great food, live music and family fun brought to you by the Rotary Clubs of CBRM. Five of North America’s best ribbers will take to Sydney waterfront’s Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion during the weekend, along with vendors, children’s entertainment, a beer tent and live Cape Breton entertainment on the main stage.

Go to to find information on sponsorship opportunities, the Sydney RibFest events calendar, and what vendors will be arriving here this July.

Burger Week Being Served up in the CBRM

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The Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County is teaming up with local restaurants to bring Burger Week to the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. From October 31 to November 7, participating restaurants will feature a special Burger Week burger, with a portion of the sales from each burger sold during the week going toward the Hospice Palliative Care Society. 

A total of 16 restaurants are participating, with many creating special burgers for the fundraiser while others have chosen delicious burgers that are already on their menus.  The Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County provides comfort and compassionate care to individuals and their loved ones living with life-threatening illnesses.  This includes everything from music therapy to home support items and meeting many special personal needs that enhance patients' quality of life.

“We are so very pleased with the level of support we've received from local restaurants for our Burger Week fundraiser,” says Patricia Jackson, Co-chair, Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County. “We are grateful for the involvement of participating returns and hope that the community will take advantage of a wide range of burger choices knowing that they are contributing to the needs of patients who face highly challenging health and family situations.”

Jackson adds that, “The participating restaurants have brought great imagination to their Burger Week creations. I think people are going to have a hard time choosing which burger to eat – luckily Burger Week is seven days so they can sample more than one throughout the week. I encourage everyone to get out and get eating in support of an important community organization.”

For more than 25 years, the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County has been assisting the Cape Breton District Health Authority Palliative Care Service meet the needs of palliative care patients and their families through the provision of volunteer support, staff education, comfort and care support items, the Music Therapy program, the Family Assistance Fund and bereavement support. Currently, the Society is focusing its efforts on plans for a much need stand along Residential Hospice for the Cape Breton community.

This is the first year for the Society's Burger Week fundraiser and it is expected that it will be an annual event, with plans for it to grow each year.  The following restaurants are participating in the 2014 Burger Week.

Kiju's Restaurant
All Star Grille, Casino Nova Scotia
Saltspray Holiday Inn Sydney Waterfront
Ziggy's Pub
The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse
Flavor Restaurants
Island Greek Donair
The Olive Tree Bistro
Governor's Pub and Eatery
Reilly's Lounge Hearthstone Inn
The Steel City Sports Bar
Trio Cambridge Suites
Mickey D's Subs & Stuff
Rack and Roll
Bette's Kitchen
Jane's Restaurant & Pizzeria

A full list of the burger creations is available at People can share their Burger Week adventure online by using #burgerweekcb.

Shake Rattle n’ Roll for Hospice

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The 1st Annual Shake Rattle n’ Roll for Hospice 50’s and 60’s dance was held at Centre 200 on April 20, 2013.  This new event was a huge success; and, with a great deal of excitement, we have already started our planning for next year.

We would like to thank our presenting sponsors- Seaside Communications and Max FM 98.3, and our event sponsors- Steel Centre Credit Union, Remax Park Place Inc., Shannex Habourstone Enhanced Care, Shannex Parkland Cape Breton, and Shannex Celtic Court. We also want to extend a special thank you to our business community for donating prizes, all those who attended the event and our dedicated volunteers, all without whom this event would not have been possible.

Keep watch for next year’s Shake Rattle n’ Roll for Hospice event. We hope you are able to join us as we are sure it will knock your bobby socks off once again.

We want to thank you for your continued and generous support.  Palliative Care patients and families in our community will truly benefit from over $10,000 raised.  


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2012 Together We Care Golf Tournament

The 16th Annual “Together We Care” Golf Tournament will take place at the beautiful Bell Bay Golf Club in Baddeck on Friday, June 21, 2013.

The “Together We Care” Golf Tournament is a major fundraising event of the year and all proceeds go to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County.  Over the past 15 years, through the generosity of our faithful supporters, this tournament has raised $492,831

The money is used to provide comfort and care for palliative care patients and their families both at home and in the An Cala Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.  It also allows us to provide education and training to staff and volunteers. This is our 16th Annual Tournament and we are very excited because this year with your participation and support, we will surpass the half million dollar mark. 

To register a team, please contact us at (902) 567-8584 or e-mail Gary Forsey at by May 28th, 2013.  

Thank you for your generous support and we look forward to seeing you on Friday, June 21, 2013!