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Red Deer Hospice Society

99 Arnot Avenue

Red Deer, AB  T4R 3S6

Telephone:  (403) 309-4344

Fax:  (403) 347-4356

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Master Chef Canada Judge

Michael Bonacini


Chopped Canada Judge

Massimo Capra

Friday, February 6, 2015

Sheraton Hotel



Only 1 Week to the


Thank you to all our

Gala Sponsors and Guests

for your continued support of

hospice care in

Central Alberta.

For more information on this or other Hospice events, please see:

or call



Move over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Canadians are taking a break from the shopping frenzy. Over 3,200 businesses, charities and organizations celebrated the second annual GivingTuesday in Canada on December 2nd – that’s more than double the number in 2013 – signaling a growing shift towards helping others.

So did GivingTuesday

have an impact?

According to new data from CanadaHelps, the second annual GivingTuesday increased charitable donations in Canada by 75% on top of last GivingTuesday’s lift of 169%. Like last year, charities that actively promoted GivingTuesday saw the greatest lift in donations, with an average overall increase of 93% in number of donations received through CanadaHelps. And, many Canadians committed to the ongoing work of a charity, with the number of new monthly donations set-up using CanadaHelps increasing 84%.

This year Canada also saw several cities embark on organized civic movements, including Halifax, Guelph, Sarnia-Lambton, Regina, Calgary and Vancouver. Numerous mayors, from Halifax’s Mayor Mike Savage on the East coast to Vancouver’s Mayor Gregor Robertson on the West, proclaimed December 2nd, 2014 as “GivingTuesday”. These civic movements created a platform for a deeper level of engagement between charities, businesses and local residents. One such group, GuelphGives, rallied with the mantra ONE CITY – ONE DAY – ONE MILLION. Organizers celebrated with various events around the city, all in pursuit of a $1 million dollar giving goal. GuelphGives leaders announced on December 3, 2014 that total donations had reached over $1.2 million.



to all the Central Albertans that

participated in GivingTuesday 2014!!



Red Deer Hospice was a proud Charity Partner in the

1st Annual

With 13 members on our

Red Deer Hospice Team

we successfully gathered

$2,300 in pledges!

Thank You to all our Team Members who gave up a part of their sunny Saturday in support of our

Hospice Home!

We Can't Stop Tomorrow,
But We Can Be There Today!

For those who face a life threatening illness time takes on a new importance. The quality of that limited amount of time becomes paramount. Superior end-of-life care means the physical and emotional needs of the dying are sensitively met; pain is effectively managed, patients and their loved ones are well informed active decision makers and no one faces this journey alone. Hospice palliative care meets those needs by providing physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual and practical support to both patients and their loved ones. Red Deer Hospice brings family members, friends, volunteers, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals together as a care-giving team so that residents can live their remaining days with dignity and in comfort.


Over the last few months we have held an Online (and parallel In-House) Art Auction, as a way to disperse the many beautiful pieces of art that once adorned the walls of our Hospice Home, prior to our Hospice Home Makeover.

Thanks to a wonderful Hospice supporter, who shared his idea to hold an Art Walk for Hospice, we've been able to modify his idea slightly and have been successful in raising funds via this method instead.

Each month we display a new piece of art right here on our website, as well as on our Facebook page. The original piece of Art will also be on display at the Hospice. Bids will be accepted via Facebook, by email to or by phone at 403-309-4344 ext. 108.

For the months of December and January we have a beautiful piece that I'm calling "Ballet Slippers" up for Auction. This is a fairly large piece, approximately 40.5 " wide by 28.5" tall. Hoping that someone may want to purchase it for the 'Dancer' in their life!



To make a Donation

directly to

Red Deer Hospice

Please click



Thank You!


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The following video will give you a good introduction to the philosophy of

Hospice Care - that is

"to live fully until you die".

Introduction To Hospice Video


Or watch our recent video that was shown

at our 2014 Gala - Thank you to our sponsor Redcore Enterprises for assisting with the production costs of this video.



We are very pleased to welcome two new members to the Hospice Board of Directors, Dr. Kim Adzich and Catherine Rispler, who will be our new Treasurer.

They, along with two existing Board Members, Dick McDonell and Pastor Gary Bomhof, were voted back in for a 2nd term on the Board.

We also want to bid a fond farewell to a very dedicated man, Darwin Cooper, who has been our Treasurer on the Board for the last five years. Thank you so much for sharing your time and your talents, Darwin!  Best wishes in all your future endeavours!!



General and Memorial donations have always been and will continue to provide a solid foundation for our Society. Our belief is that with good stewardship they will continue to be a major source of income.

Current plans to foster and build a Legacy / Planned Giving program has included the re-introduction of Compassion`s Circle and the promotion of Legacy gifts to ensure a sustainable source of funding for the future of Red Deer Hospice. If you have any questions with respect to providing a Legacy gift to Hospice, please contact Marian at 403-309-4344, ext. 108.

Fund a Day is our Annual Fundraising Campaign and each year it continues to grow. It is being viewed as a vehicle to sustainability as more and more supporters come on board. In 2014, we gathered support for 459 days of care! THANK YOU residents of Central Alberta for another successful campaign!! With a New Year upon us we have set our 2015 goal at 500 days of care (or $204,000). Will you join us on our Journey to Sustainability?

Events will always be an integral part of our Fundraising Programme. Recent events include our Sunflower Ladies (HandBag) Lunch, held on September 24, 2014, and our team participation in the national Ride for Refuge on October 4, 2014. Next in line will be our Chef's Gala on February 6, 2015 and our Hike for Hospice on May 3, 2015. As well, we will continue to seek and support Third Party Fundraising events and we will continue to run our Mulligans for Hospice fundraiser each summer.

We are so THANKFUL for the generosity of Central Albertans to provide compassionate end-of-life care to all in need.

If you have any questions about Fund Development please contact Marian Cloutier at 403-309-4344 ext. 108.


If you wish to take an 'interior' tour

of our Hospice, we are thrilled to announce

that it is now available on Google Maps.

Click here to go directly there!

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