The County has officially proclaimed twenty-twenty as the year to gather. To gather a basket full of local produce, meats, and spirits from a local farm store or market. To gather your friends and family around a big table (or kitchen island), to celebrate each other and the local bounty before you. To gather around a restaurant table and appreciate the love the chefs bring to your plate. It’s the year of you, and your connection to this place through the food you eat and the people you spend time with.
Various locations across Grey & Bruce – On Sunday, May 5th, communities across Grey & Bruce will join thousands of people across Canada, as they come together in order to raise funds and awareness for hospice palliative care programs and services. Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce the owners and operators of Chapman house are more excited than ever to make use of our areas stunning hiking trails in hosting the Grey Bruce Hike for Hospice. Families, individuals, teams , co-workers, and virtual hikers can register to hike or get more information at www.greybrucehospice.com.
The 2019 Grey Bruce Hike for Hospice will be held at 1:00pm on May 5th, 2019 at the following locations:
Owen Sound - Harrison Park Pavilion
Meaford - Harbour Pavilion
Town Of The Blue Mountains – Blue Mountain Town Offices
Markdale - Grey Gables
Durham - Durham Town Hall
Hanover - Pavillion Park
Mildmay – Lions Mildmay Carrick Pavillion
Brockton - Agricultural Society Building #2 / Walkerton
Saugeen Shores – River Street Station
This year Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce are also pleased to announce that Bayshore Broadcasting has agreed to once again be a partner for the 2018 Grey Bruce Hike for Hospice. While Hike for Hospice is an integral annual fundraiser it’s also about community outreach and palliative care education. Bayshore Broadcasting was a natural fit for partnership due to their long-standing reputation within area communities for informing the public and rallying community support. While the Hike is coordinated nationally, due to the generous financial national support of GSK, Amgen, and Bayshore HealthCare, 100% of the funds raised in our community remain here. The funds raised this year by Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce will be used to continue to provide compassionate care to residents of Grey/Bruce and their families.
More than 50% of the funds needed to provide the hospice palliative care services provided by Chapman House come from charitable donations which make this annual fundraiser a key component to ensuring the future of our community hospices. The money raised through the Hike provides physical, emotional and social assistance to Grey Bruce residents, their families and loved ones. Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce is working towards ensuring that more Canadians, receive the end-of-life care they wish for.
The Grey Bruce Hike for Hospice planning committee have set a goal of topping the over $170,000 that was raised in 2018 and would like to let area businesses and professionals know they have sponsorship opportunities still available. They’d also like to remind interested participants to ask their employers to consider donation matching. To support or participate in the Grey Bruce Hike for Hospice Palliative Care, or for more information, please contact Rachel Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org , 519-370-7239 ext. 109. You may also visit our website at www.greybrucehospice.com.
About Chapman House & Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce
Chapman House owned and operated by Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce is a free-standing residential hospice that serves Grey & Bruce counties. Our community hospice is a centre of excellence with a multidisciplinary team, providing compassionate, dignified, patient-centered care to individuals with a progressive life-limiting illness, empowering them to live well while dying. Chapman House has 8 suites in a newly constructed, purpose-built facility in Owen Sound. The palliative care team and volunteers provide a range of medical and support services around the clock. Our hospice home has fewer restrictions than an institutional setting. Family members are encouraged to visit with their loved ones at any time and to participate in their end-of-life care. The resident rooms
include comfortable living spaces for family members to stay day or night. There are no set visiting hours so that family members can come and go as they please. Hospice care at Chapman House is available free of charge to patients and their families. Support from the community is heavily relied upon to continue providing this much needed care.
About New South Bruce Hospice Satellite Project
Following 4 years of meetings and planning to expand hospice services beyond Chapman House in Owen Sound, representatives of the Southern Bruce Grey Hospice Satellite Committee and the Residential Hospice of Grey-Bruce Inc. were very encouraged by the provincial government’s announcement in January of 2019 to fund 6 additional hospice beds in our region. Having received the government funding approval, the project is currently focusing on creating a fundraising program and finding a suitable location for the new satellite hospice.
Fund Development Manager
Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce
519-370-7239 ext. 109