4405 South Park Drive Stony Plain AB T7Z 2M7 lightupyourlifesociety@gmail.com 780-962-8503

Orient Restaurant Luncheon 2023

The Directors and Members of the Light Up Your Life Society will be welcoming you, bussing your tables, filling your coffee cup, and serving up a large dose of gratitude for your support!💞. Please allow us to welcome you on Sept. 25th!

Palliative Care Training for the Community

Learn how to become a valuable member of the palliative care team in Stony Plain and surrounding area with the AHPCA Roadshow!

This no cost, two-day, in-person training follows the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association Training Program which is recognized across Canada. It will give volunteers, caregivers and interested community members the confidence to provide quality support services in any setting, whether that is in hospice, long-term care or a private home.

Dates: Friday, Oct 13 to Saturday, Oct 14, 2023

Time: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm (Oct 13) and 8:30 am – 4:45 pm (Oct 14)

Location: Stony Plain Pioneer Museum, 5120 41 Avenue, Stony Plain, AB

Community Host: Light Up Your Life Society

Certificate of Attendance will be available to participants who attend both days.

The Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association engages in education, advocacy, and provision of resources to achieve comprehensive and quality hospice, palliative and end of life care for all Albertans. With all of our free events, please consider supporting the AHPCA. Please make a donation to the AHPCA today!

To see the agenda and register for this valuable training, go here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/palliative-care-training-for-the-community-stony-plain-ab-tickets-686357673277?aff=ebdsshwebmobile&utm-source=wsa&fbclid=IwAR1e0nqo8WiDLGpDBiAjZtEFb8a_a28qU9obHX424Qzr4JvOFF_oeUD8deU&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing

Gift from the Edmonton Cosmopolitan Club

The Light Up Your Life Society is so grateful to be a long time recipient of the Edmonton Cosmopolitan Club’s Christmas Giving Event.

Directors (L-R) Alice Stene, Karen Harasymchuck, Joyce Pocha, Sharon Cornelius, Daphne LeGrow and Linda McCreath attended the virtual event on December 12 after which the Society gratefully received a donation of $3,000. Their gift will help fund our gift to the Tri-Community area through our 30th Anniversary Solarium Legacy Project: a 1,500 sq. ft. structural addition to Westview Hospice to offer a space where family and friends can gather together with their loved one, or find a peaceful, quiet space for reflection or meditation in the Solarium. The estimated cost of this addition is $550,000.

The project will be fully funded by the LUYL Society and will include a Family Room, Kitchenette, Family Sleep Room & Bathroom and a Solarium. Croy Yee Architects is currently working on the final design with construction hopefully completed in 2023.

If you wish to donate to the Solarium Legacy Project you may do so through our website using this link: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NBN8Y54ERAGSU&source=url, or by mail to 4405 South Park Drive, Stony Plain AB T7Z 2M7. If you would like more information, please call 780-963-5691.

2022 Online Auction is LIVE!

Thank you for supporting the Light Up Your Life Society in our 2022 Online Auction. Let the bidding begin!! Go to https://can.givergy.com/LightUpYourLife2022

LUYL Online Auction

Welcome to all of our Light Up Your Life Society Supporters:

(In support of Palliative/Hospice & Continuing Care in the Tri-Community Area providing funding to Westview HC Continuing Care & Hospice as well as the three Good Samaritan facilities in Stony Plain and Spruce Grove.)

We would sincerely appreciate you taking the time to view our Online Auction which has a variety of items which we hope will be of interest to you.

We thank you for sharing this information, auction link/QR code, and the attached poster in your particular newsletters and with friends, family and co-workers.

The “go-live” date is November 14th and the auction concludes on Nov. 27th


The LUYL Society’s 2022 Campaign Goal is $100,000. All funds raised in the Online Auction will be included in the annual campaign which runs from Nov. 1 – Dec. 31

We are so pleased to share with you that in 2021 our goal was $75,000 … Amazingly, and with unbelievable community support we raised $137,000!!

The Society is 100% volunteer-run, and as such on average 97% of what is raised each year is used to directly benefit those in need in our own communities.

This year we celebrate our 30th Anniversary … and at this time we joyfully share with you the exciting news that the LUYL Society will be funding a structural addition to Westview HOSPICE.   Since Hospice opened in July, 2014 to the end of April, 2022 over 600 people have called our Hospice “HOME”.

We are collaborating with, and supported by, AHS Capital Management who are acting in the capacity of Project Manager, but with the involvement and input of the LUYL Society and Westview Administration in every aspect of the project.

The addition will include a Kitchenette, Bathroom, Family Sleep Room, Communal Family Room and a Solarium/Quiet Room, and is estimated to cost $550,000.  The Society currently already holds close to half of that amount in trust for the project.

This addition will provide much needed space for families and friends to gather for meals and companionship and/or privacy and peaceful reflection.   When spending extended periods of time with their loved one it will afford them the opportunity to rest and refresh themselves while remaining close.  This enhancement to our hospice will bring it another step closer to not only providing exceptional care for the patients, but car and support for the families and close friends as well … this being an essential component of the palliative/hospice care philosophy.  The LUYL Society believes in this philosophy and has done, and continues to do, all that we can to support the patients, families, friends and staff who care for those who call Hospice “Home” at the end of their lives.

THANK YOU for participating in our Online Auction, and helping us “reach for the stars” again this year … as we hopefully exceed our 2022 Goal.

Linda McCreath, Director  (780-963-5691)


Sharon Cornelius, Chair (780-962-8503)

Light Up Your Life Tri-Community Palliative/Hospice Care Society


Lots of fun and smiles at the Business Awards of Distinction!

The LUYL Society was so pleased to take part in this event on November 4 sponsored by the Greater Parkland Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The evening was a joyous celebration of the business community of the region with a chance to honour its entrepreneurs and organizations. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners, to the sponsors of the event, and to everyone who helped raise funds for the Light Up Your Life Tri-Community Palliative/Hospice Care Society. Lots of pictures of all the fun at Business Awards of Distinction 2022.

2022 Light Ups Begin!

LUYL members met with the Mayors and Councils of Parkland County and the City of Spruce Grove for the official illumination of the “Circle of Hope” (Parkland County) and the “Dove of Hope” (City of Spruce Grove). This marks the start of the 31st Annual Campaign for the Light Up Your Life Tri-Community Palliative/Hospice Care Society which runs Nov. 1 – Dec. 31.

The 2022 Campaign Goal is $100,000. Donation boxes are available in many business locations, as well as the Municipal offices in Parkland County, City of Spruce Grove, Town of Stony Plain and the Village of Seba Beach. Donations are also gratefully accepted through our website.

Parkland County “Circle of Hope”
City of Spruce Grove “Dove of Hope”