Sea to Sky Community Hospice in the News
May 4, 2018
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and the Squamish Hospice Society are teaming up to build a four-bed hospice in Squamish, all made possible thanks to a $300,000 donation from the Whistler Blackcomb (WB) Foundation.
The funding was announced May 3 when the Foundation presented the Squamish Hospice Society with a cheque at the future home of the hospice. To that end, the hospice, expected to open in spring 2019, will be named the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation Sea-to-Sky Community Hospice and will service residents throughout the Sea to Sky Corridor.
September 18, 2017
Dr. Kindree Memorial Golf Tournament Raises $95,000 for Sea to Sky Community Hospice
August 28, 2017
Sea to Sky Charity Golf Tournament raises funds for hospice
The 10th annual Sea to Sky Charity Golf tournament occurred on August 28, 2017 and raised $18,000 for the Sea to Sky Community Hospice. BlueShore Financial, Pemberton Valley Supermarket, Nicklaus North Golf Course, and Whistler Real Estate sponsored and hosted the tournament at Nicklaus North Golf Course.
On September 22, 2017 all the organizers gathered together back at Nicklaus North to present the Sea to Sky Community Hospice with the tournament proceeds.
JANUARY 7, 2017
Squamish will be the home of the Sea to Sky’s first palliative care facility, according to a provincial announcement on Tuesday, Jan. 3. The four-bed hospice will be going into an unused space in the Hilltop House, thanks in part to $400,000 in provincial funding as part of the $1 million Victoria has committed to palliative care across B.C. The province will also cover the centre’s operational costs. That leaves the Squamish Hospice Society with $1.34 million in fundraising before the facility’s anticipated 2019 opening.
JANUARY 3, 2017
The Province has provided over $1 million for improved access to hospice palliative care in Squamish, Powell River and the Sunshine Coast, including the first-ever hospice beds in the Sea to Sky region.
“Ensuring that everyone has compassionate care as their life’s journey draws to a close is critically important,” said Jordan Sturdy, MLA for West Vancouver-Sea to Sky who made the announcement on behalf of Health Minister Terry Lake.
JANUARY 3, 2017
Squamish will be home to the first hospice beds in the Sea to Sky Corridor. The provincial government has provided around $1 million for hospice palliative care in Squamish, Powell River and the Sunshine Coast, MLA Jordan Sturdy said at a press conference at Squamish’s Hilltop House.