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Volunteer Luncheon January 2020

Your support is appreciated! Chair Sharon Cornelius expressed heartfelt gratitude to everyone who contributed to the successful 2019 Light Up Your Life fundraising campaign. An “Appreciation Luncheon” was hosted by the Good Samaritan facilities at George Hennig Place on Jan. 17th. All equipment requested by WestView Health Centre Continuing Care, Hospice & Home Living, and the three Good Samaritan Care Centres in Stony Plain & Spruce Grove, as well as the completion of the LUYL Hospice Garden were fully funded. The total cost of everything was $98,000. We could not accomplish this without the volunteers who assist us in so many ways, including, of course, the Directors and Members at Large of the LUYL Society. The Society has been volunteer-run since 1992 and to date has raised approx. $1.75 Million, with $250,000 funding to WVHC Hospice since it opened in July, 2014.

Thank you to the members of our communities who so generously donated in 2019, and have supported the LUYL Society for the past 28 years!

Hope, Health & Healing Grief Symposium Presented by the Light Up Your Life Society

Keynote speaker bios:

BLAIR COLLINS 

Blair has over 30 years of experience working in a variety of not-for-profit settings with expertise in grief and loss, the areas of crisis intervention, addictions, domestic violence, prostitution and sexual abuse.  Blair worked for 5 years as a grief counsellor with children and adolescents.  Over the last ten years he has also focused on “care of the caregiver”, and to this end has facilitated dozens of full day workshops focusing on stress, burn-out, compassion fatigue and self care for those helping others in both professional and personal capacities.  Blair presently enjoys working with people as a Provincial Marriage Commissioner in the Province of Alberta while maintaining a personal coaching practice along with the delivery of workshops and retreats.  

DARRIN PARKIN 

Darrin has been serving in Spiritual Care for 25 years and has been active working with students in camp settings, youth sport coaching and officiating.  He has been a Parish Minister, and prior to his current fulfilling work in Palliative End of Life Care and Bereavement Support, Darrin was a prison Chaplain; serving as Senior Chaplain for Corrections in Alberta.  During that time he taught in a Law Enforcement Program for 6 years at Lethbridge College as well as leading a team into Humanitarian work in Africa.

Kiwi Nurseries Donation

Thank you to Kiwi Nurseries for their amazing Christmas Grotto, and support and donation of $500 to the Light Up Your Life Society. Our members were delighted by your enchanting display, and all that you offered to the children of our communities … We really “dig” you … pun intended!! Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Looking forward to Christmas Grotto 2020! Everyone mark your calendars and plan to bring your children/grandchildren next year … your children will love it!! You, too, will be delighted and happy that you did.

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2019 Seba Beach “Wave of Hope” Light-Up

The Light Up Your Life Society’s “Wave of Hope” was illuminated on Dec. 6th.  All five symbols of the 2019 Campaign have now been lit with each light representing the memory of a loved one. Thank you to the Seba Beach Golden Age Club members for their support over the past 20 years; for their generosity, an evening of great entertainment and good old-fashioned fun!  $1,329.00 was donated to the LUYL Society … With support like this we are confident that we will reach and exceed of campaign goal of $120,000.

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2019 “Tree of Hope” Light-Up in Wabamun

The Light Up Your Life Society’s “Tree of Hope” in Wabamun was officially illuminated on Dec. 4th, with each light representing the memory of a loved one. Generous residents donated $1,000.00 to the 2019 LUYL Campaign, bringing us ever closer to our goal of $120,000.00. Thank you most sincerely to the local Chamber of Commerce for their support and to all the people of Wabamun and area.

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More About Kiwi Nurseries Christmas Grotto

Kiwi Nurseries’ Christmas Grotto is truly magical!! Children not only meet and hear a story from Mrs. Claus in her sitting room; decorate a large gingerbread cookie in the Elves’ Kitchen; and then enter Santa’s own magical living room to meet the jolly man himself, receive a special gift and a printed photograph … they also can write a letter to Santa, and make a special craft assisted by more of Santa’s Elves. The Christmas Grotto has three more dates: Dec. 12, 13 & 14.  Tickets are $29.95 per child (great value for all that is offered), and are available through Eventbrite or at Kiwi Nurseries. Please see the Kiwi Nurseries Facebook page or website for times. 25% of ticket sales will be donated to the LUYL Society.

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Kiwi Nurseries Christmas Grotto

Kiwi Nurseries 1st Annual Christmas Grotto is supporting the Light Up Your Life Society. The elves have been busy, and the Grotto is an absolute delight and beautifully constructed and decorated…you will not be disappointed! Opening night was Nov. 28th and the children were delighted with a 30-35 minute experience as they visited with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Each child will visit with Santa and receive a gift and photo; hear a Christmas story from Mrs. Claus; decorate their own Gingerbread Man; receive reindeer food for Rudolph & friends. Tickets are available on Eventbrite or at Kiwi Nurseries. Cost: $29.95/child. Date/Times: Nov. 28 & 29; Dec. 5, 6, 12 & 13 (4:00; 4:30; 5:00; 5:30)
Nov. 30; Dec. 7 & 14 (1:00; 1:30; 2:00; 2:30; 3:00).  Visit Kiwi Nurseries website and/or Eventbrite to book your time…or just surprise us when you arrive at the Grotto!!  25% of Ticket Sales will be donated to the LUYL Society.

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6th Annual “Spice Up Your Life” Variety Show

On November 16th the 6th Annual “Spice Up Your Life” Variety Show, produced by Amanda Watmough, was presented to over 300 people at Horizon Stage.  An impressive variety of singers, dancers and musicians delighted and entertained a very appreciative and enthusiastic audience. The Ex-Con Sextet paid tribute to Bobby Curtola (recently inducted posthumously into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame) with their rendition of his hit song “Fortune Teller”.  Each year the show honours the memory of Ken Selman and Don McClocklin, and this year raised $6,358.50 which will be included in the 2019 Light Up Your Life Campaign in support of palliative/hospice and continuing care in the Tri-Community area.

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2019 Orient Family Restaurant Luncheon

Thank you Orient Family Restaurant and the hundreds of people who attended another successful luncheon in support of the Light Up Your Life Society. The members of the Society were delighted to wait on and bus your tables … so much fun!  Our heartfelt gratitude is extended to Yeung Lam & Tri Nguyen for their donation of $1,550 and together with donations and sales from raffle tickets almost $3,000 was raised on Nov. 4th.  The entire amount will be included in the 2019 LUYL Campaign. Our goal is $120,000 … and we’re well on our way to reaching it with this tremendous support.

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