Construction has finally begun on the new Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Sea to Sky Community Hospice. On November 28th, 2018 the official ground-breaking ceremony for the Hospice took place at Hilltop House in Squamish, B.C. Following a blessing by Squamish Nation elder, Humteya, key stakeholders were able to gather to celebrate this much anticipated milestone.
The new hospice will consist of the following:
– Four privately dedicated hospice rooms. Each with an additional bed for any family members wishing to sleep over.
– A living/dining room with kitchenette for families
– Private laundry and shower for family members.
– A quiet/ sacred Space.
– A meeting room for hospice programs.
– A private office for our Hospice Staff.
“We’re so excited to see this project begin” quoted Squamish Hospice Society Chair Mark McKenzie, “this will truly be a hospice for the entire Sea to Sky Corridor.”
The event was well attended with many dignitaries attending from the corridor. The project is expected to be complete in late Spring / early Summer of 2019. Currently the Hospice Society is still currently fundraising for the project and need to raise a remaining goal of $200,000. If you would like to donate, please click the link below to go to our donate page and help this see this project reach its fruition.
If you’d like more details about the ceremony and a sneak peek into the site of the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Sea to Sky Community Hospice please check out the recent article form The Squamish Chief: Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Sea to Sky Community Hospice.