May PCSBV Newsletter 2023


Hike for Hospice is an annual event held locally across Canada that brings communities together to raise money for hospice and palliative care organizations. A FUNDRAISING MOVEMENT SINCE 1991


History of PCSBV Hike for Hospice

History of Hike for Hospice in Canada

The PCSBV Hike for Hospice began in Canmore in 2018. Local volunteers organized the event from Elevation Place through Canmore. In 2021, the Hike for Hospice was virtual, but moved back in person in 2022 along a beautiful, grass path that begins near the Canmore Rec Centre. As an annual event for the last 6 years, the Hike brings together the community, volunteers and partners all in support of hospice and palliative care in the Bow Valley. Since 2018, Hike for Hospice has raised more than $38,000 and received significant in-kind donations in support of the work of the Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley.

The first Hike for Hospice was held in Canada in 2001, and since then, it has become an important event for many Canadians. The history of Hike for Hospice goes back to the early 1990s, when the hospice movement was gaining momentum in Canada. In the early 1990s, a group of volunteers in Hamilton, Ontario organized a fundraising event to support the local hospice. The event was called "Hike for Hospice," and it involved a walk through the city's beautiful escarpment trails. The event was a success, and it raised money for the hospice and raised awareness about the importance of hospice care. The success of the Hamilton Hike for Hospice inspired other communities across Canada to organize their own Hike for Hospice events. In 2001, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) launched the national Hike for Hospice campaign. The goal of the campaign was to raise awareness about hospice care and to raise funds for local hospice organizations. Since then, Hike for Hospice has become an annual event in communities across Canada. Each year, thousands of Canadians participate in Hike for Hospice events, raising millions of dollars for local hospice organizations. The funds raised are used to provide essential care and support.

We are on the countdown to this year's Hike for Hospice! Come join us on Sunday, May 7 , for our 2023 event or if you are unable to make it, please consider donating in recognition of someone you know who was supported by excellent palliative care. DETAILS: Hike For Hospice Information

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