Saturday May 5th Centennial Park 1-3
The Hike for Hospice is an event with heart. It has become key to raising local awareness and support for Salt Spring Hospice. This is our third annual Hike, held during National Hospice Palliative Care Week. It is your chance to come out to learn more about your local hospice and walk in the memory of a loved one.
The Hike event will begin at 1:00 at Centennial Park Bandshell. Alan Moberg will open with songs from the heart. Linda Kavelin Popov will then speak about hospice, a topic close to her heart.
ALAN MOBERG is an award-winning West Coast singer. Moberg is country. He is folk. He is cowboy. He is gospel. He is western roots. He sings of his beloved British Columbia. His songs tell stories of trials and triumphs. He celebrates the lives of ordinary men and women, giving them identity and dignity. He puts smiles in peoples’ hearts and gets toes tapping. Soon we are all celebrating.
LINDA KAVELIN-POPOV, former President of Salt Spring Hospice will speak on a topic she knows very well ‘Graceful Endings’. Linda is the author of the best-selling A Pace of Grace and the forthcoming title, Graceful Endings: Navigating the Journey of Loss and Grief. Linda is well known an international speaker on personal and global transformation. She is co-founder of The Virtues Project, a global initiative that inspires the practice of virtues in all aspects of life.
At 1:20 “Hikers” will depart from Centennial Park on a suggested route to beautiful Mouat Park, where there are a variety of walks. Maps will be provided. The average walk will take between 20 to 45 minutes at a comfortable pace.
Hospice volunteers will be on hand to accompany those wanting a compassionate ear.
Register at saltspringhospice.org or on May 5th from noon onwards at the Centennial Park Bandshell.
Collect Pledges, Walk, Support - walk for others and build support for Salt Spring Hospice. Find pledge forms at saltspringhospice.org or phone the office (250-537-2770)
Saltspring Hospice is a volunteer organization dedicated to helping people living with dying. We hope to add quality of life to the end-of-life journey.
In 2011 our volunteers were present for more than 65 individuals and their families during a critical point in their lives. We sit in vigil; we listen with compassion to those dealing with death and we help with the recovery from grief.
Our volunteers gave over 5,000 hours of caring compassion last year. May has become the month that we ask our community for their attention and support for what we do quietly in the background year-round.