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2022 LUYL Campaign and Solarium Legacy Project

November 1 begins our 31st Annual Fundraising Campaign! This year’s goal is $100,000, and we have exciting news for our loyal and generous donors.

The Light Up Your Life Society is funding a structural addition to Westview Hospice in Stony Plain. We have partnered with and have Project Management support from AHS Capital Management. The design phase is nearing completion, and hopefully tenders for construction will go out by the end of 2022.

The space will include a Family Room, Kitchenette, Family Sleep Room, Bathroom and a Solarium. The estimated cost of the project is $550,000 with completion in 2023.

The LUYL Society has already raised almost half of the money for the project, and we are confident that we will raise the balance in our upcoming Annual Campaigns in 2022 and 2023, along with the generous support of our current and prospective project partners.

This enhancement to our Hospice will provide much needed space for families to gather in privacy and/or individual peaceful reflection. When spending extended periods of time with their relative or friend, it will afford them the opportunity to rest and refresh themselves while remaining close to their loved one.

The Light Up Your Life Society Celebrates 30 Years

Our Garden Party on July 24, 2022 was a huge success! Guests learned about the Society’s special 30th Anniversary Hospice Project (Solarium Legacy Project), and were entertained with music, art and food.

Mayor of Spruce Grove, Jeff Acker, had this to say: “Congratulations to the Light Up Your Life Tri-Community Palliative/Hospice Care Society on your 30th Anniversary! Your dedication and compassion over the years has profoundly impacted not only those who are nearing the end of their life, but their families, loved ones and all those who support them.  On behalf of Spruce Grove City Council, we are exceedingly appreciative to you for your vision, commitment, compassion and continued service in our communities.”

Please visit Our History page to see the photos of this wonderful event.

A Look Back at 30 Incredible Years

Have you read the history of our society? https://www.lightupyourlifesociety.org/index.php/our-history/

One of the original founding members of our Society and its Chair for many years, Linda McCreath, revisited that history recently as we celebrate 30 years of serving the tri-municipal region. Please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/lightupyourlifesociety and scroll through the posts for her thoughtful reflections on our history, and what that history means in the 21st century.

Our Society and our hard-working volunteers are more committed than ever to provide a warm and compassionate end-of-life home for those who need it. We hope you will join with us this year to celebrate our milestone anniversary and continue to support us in our worthwhile work.

Donation from Royal Canadian Legion Branch #256 Gratefully Accepted

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STONY PLAIN ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH #256 supports the Light Up Your Life Society.

With a generous donation of $7,995 to the 2021 Light Up Your Life Campaign, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #256 has funded the purchase of a a Specialized ISO Flex LAL Mattress which will enhance the care of patients in Hospice and Continuing Care at WestView Health Centre. Our sincere gratitude and appreciation goes out to the Legion members who have supported the LUYL Society’s annual campaign for many, many years. Our success is achieved through your caring, community funding initiatives. THANK YOU!

Sharon Cornelius, Chair and Linda McCreath, Director are pictured accepting the donation from Andrew Benkovitch.

Raffle Winners! Online Silent Auction!


Congratulations to our RAFFLE WINNERS:

Marilyn Anderson (Oilers Tickets)

Harold Engelhardt (Quilt)

Shannon Balkwill (Air Fryer Combo)

Diana Wiebe (Swedish Weaving)

Patricia Nagel (“Apple of My Pie” Gift Basket)

Thank you to our Raffle Prize Donors:

Zender Ford

Westmoreland Coal Genesee Mine

County Quilters & Dora Sloan

AND…our first ONLINE SILENT AUCTION was a success! Thank you to all who supported us, and Congratulations to all the successful bidders. $2,750 was raised and will be included with the funds raised in our 2021 Annual Campaign. The campaign officially runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, however, donations are received throughout the year. Thank you for your on-going support as we work our way to reaching our goal of $75,000.

Light Up 2021 Begins

The “Circle of Hope” (Parkland County) was officially illuminated on Tuesday, November 9 as one of the five symbols of the Light Up Your Life Campaign which runs from Nov. 1-Dec. 31. Donations boxes are at several business locations or you may donate online at www.lightupyourlifesociety.org. The lights on the Murals (Stony Plain), Dove of Hope (Spruce Grove), Tree of Hope (Wabamun) and the Wave of Hope (Seba Beach) symbolize and honour the memories of our loved ones. Thank you for your continuing support of palliative/hospice and continuing care in the Tri-Community area as we celebrate this, our 30th Annual Fundraising Campaign. Thank you for helping us reach our 2021 goal of $75,000.

Online Silent Auction, November 14-28

Because of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we have had to cancel again our popular in-person annual Silent Auction. But we’ve found a way to still give our wonderful supporters the chance to purchase one of a kind gift items while showcasing great local artists and helping raise funds for LUYL. New for 2021: our Online Silent Auction!