Blog posts : "General"

IMPRINTS: Spring 2022

Happy National Volunteers Week!


Dear Volunteers,

On behalf of the Alberni Valley Hospice Society, we would like to thank each of you so much for continuously going out of your way to not only help provide support and care for the clients and residents, but to also provide comfort and compassion to their families and t…

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IMPRINTS: Winter 2022

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021 marks Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

The day provides an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools, and to honour their survivors, their families and communities.

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Canadian Multiculturalism Day

June 27 is Canadian Multiculturalism Day.
Each year, Canadians celebrate their diverse heritage and the contribution of many cultures to the growth and development of the country.

This year, Multiculturalism Day comes on the heels of the discoveries of the remains of 215 children at the Kamloops In…

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May is Family Caregiver Awareness Month

May is Family Caregiver Month, an opportunity to join millions across the country to recognize and celebrate family and friend caregivers. Their role is significant, giving over 80% of the care when we need it, yet they are often unrecognized, unsupported and underappreciated.

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Advance Care Planning Day Events

National Advance Care Planning is April 16, 2021!

Ensuring our wishes and values for our future health care starts simply, with a conversation.
Learn more about Advance Care Planning by joining any of the online events or visiting the online resources we’ve collected below.


Free O…

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National Caregiver Day

National Caregivers Day is April 6th, 2021.

This National Caregiver Day comes at a time when there are much uncertainty and unrest. Whether we know them personally, socially, or professionally, caregivers are often referred to as invisible health partners in our lives. This National Caregiver Day…

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National Advance Care Planning Day is coming!

Your wishes, your care – It’s time to talk about Advance Care Planning
April 16 is National Advance Care Planning day, a day to promote conversations about your wishes and values for your future health care.

Over three quarters of British Columbians agree that it is important to talk…

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Coping During Special Days and the Holidays

At Alberni Valley Hospice we know that grieving the loss of a loved one is difficult. Holidays and special occasions can magnify your sense of loss and mourning, making these times especially challenging.

Here are some tips that may help to make this a little easier:

Acknowledge Your Thoughts …

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National Bereavement Day in Canada – November 17, 2020

The third Tuesday in November marks the annual National Bereavement Day in Canada.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind our supporters of our Grief and Bereavement support services, including free individual counselling for adults. At this time, our counselling appointments are do…

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Saying Goodbye: Virtual Concert by CHPCA

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association is hosting a virtual concert to honour Canadians who are experiencing grief during the pandemic.

Join them November 15th at 4pm PT for a breathtaking musical journey featuring John McDermott, Tara Shannon, and many more!

Full details on their site…

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Through the Eyes of a Child – A Collection of Childhood Memories

Local author and Hospice supporter, Diane Deforest Dobson, has published a new book, “Through the Eyes of a Child – A Collection of Childhood Memories”, with all proceeds going to Alberni Valley Hospice Society.

From the author:
"Fourteen (14) storytellers recounted their memories whic…

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New Floors in the Ty Watson House Kitchen

Our Ty Watson House Kitchen floors got a much needed update this month!
A huge thank you to the Alberni Valley Community Foundation, who provided a grant to cover the cost of this wonderful project!
In just two days, the kitchen was made ready (including removing heavy appliances),…

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Light Up Hospice Sponsor: Jim's Clothes Closet

Don Ferster, owner of Jim’s Clothes Closet, has been a long-time supporter of the Alberni Valley Hospice Society and is our most treasured fundraiser.

Don is the architect of the hugely successful Black Ty Gala; a fundraising extravaganza that, for the last decade, has become the most popular …

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