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About Hospice Palliative Care

May 4th to 10th, 2020 observes the twentieth annual Hospice Palliative Care Week. This year, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) addresses myths that circulate around Hospice Palliative Care in Canada.

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!

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.

Mrs Claus in Kiwi Nurseries Christmas Grotto 2019
Mrs Claus & elves
Mrs Claus reading to happy kids
Santa having a well-deserved nap
Mr and Mrs Claus 2019

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.

Seba Beach Light Up 2019
Wave of Hope Light Up Seba Beach 2019

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.

Tree of Hope Wabamun 2019
Wabamun Light Up 2019
Wabamun Light Up 2019 cheque presentation
Santa in Wabamun 2019

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.

Santa & kids Christmas Grotto 2019
Happy elves working in the Christmas Grotto 2019
Letter to Santa
Christmas Grotto 2019
Christmas Grotto visitors 2019
Christmas Grotto hug

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.

Cookie decorating
Cookie decorating
Mailing a letter to Santa

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.

Variety show 2019 dancer
Variety show 2019 men's choir
Variety show 2019 guitarist
Variety show 2019 vocalist
Variety show 2019 barber shop quartet
Variety show 2019 guitarist
Variety show 2019 dance group
Variety show 2019 vocalist
Variety show 2019 acrobat
Variety show 2019 singing nuns sextet
Variety show 2019 presentation to organizer

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.

Orient Family Restaurant luncheon
Orient Family Restaurant luncheon 2019

27th Annual Silent Auction

It’s almost here…November 13th from Noon-7:00 p.m. at WestView Health Centre we present the 27th Annual Light Up Your Life Silent Auction. And has it ever grown over the years! Over 250 items to bid on in support of Palliative/Hospice & Continuing Care in our area. We’ve got Original Artwork, Crafts, Sports Collectibles, Gift Baskets, Unique Gift Ideas Galore!! And … original Star Wars Pencil Drawings by World-Renowned Artist, Robert Bailey. Bring a friend … bring the whole family! We’ve got something for Everyone!

Silent Auction 2019 baseball bobblehead
Silent Auction 2019 signed baseball
Silent Auction 2019 handcrafted crib board
Silent Auction 2019 handcrafted wood cabin clock
Silent Auction 2019  handcrafted wooden office chair
Silent Auction 2019 artwork
Silent Auction 2019 landscape painting
Silent Auction 2019 teddy bear sleigh
Silent Auction 2019 Santa's Express wooden airplane
Silent Auction 2019 hand painted plate
Silent Auction 2019 artwork
Silent Auction 2019 artwork