Dear Hospice Supporters,

Drumroll please! The last donation to Walk, Run, Hike or Bike for Hospice came in last week, and I’m thrilled to announce that we raised over $19 000, which will go a long way to covering our operational costs for the coming fiscal year! We’ve ended up with four top fundraisers, so there will be a donated bag of gifts for each of them. Congratulations to Doreen Hopkins and the Tla’amin Elders, Hilary Ward, Jodie Young and Janet Kenmuir for earning those top fundraiser spots. And thank you to each of you who collected donations, encouraged friends and family to donate, or made a donation of your own. Every dollar makes a difference.

If you donated $20 or more to Hike and you haven’t received your tax receipt either by e-mail or by snail mail, please contact us at or by calling (604) 208-4378. Thank you cards have also been sent to all donors of $50 or more. We appreciate each and every one of you who has made a donation of any size.
Thank you to Maureen Tierney, Brownie Brown and Gary Olson for organizing our information table at PRISMA on the Beach. I hope you had a chance to wander by and look at just a few of the beautiful bird houses which will be auctioned at a later date. Thanks to a great response from our volunteers and members, we’ll have a booth at Canada Day and other local events this summer, so please feel free to pop in for a chat! 
Thank you to Jennifer Kluczynski for her generous donation of over 40 bars of her handmade soap with ”Suds up for Hospice” labels for us to sell as a fundraiser. Get yours at our booth on Canada Day!
We have our new logo, the media has helped us spread the message about our new identity, our website has changed over to our new name and we’ve had a great response to the name and logo. Thanks again to Moira Kelly for designing our logo; to Vanessa Bjerreskov, who was on loan to us from the Division of Family Practice, for all her support and advice with the transition; and to our Administrative and Program Assistant, Megan Gros, who has carried the bulk of the load associated with rebranding. It’s been a huge job and we appreciate all the work that has gone into the rollout of our new name.
Today we say goodbye to Megan, who has worked for us since 2019. Megan has been responsible for putting together newsletters, updating content on our website and social media accounts, creating posters and other advertisements, managing our Canada Helps account, keeping membership lists current and providing support for events, programs and grant applications. She’s been the one we’ve turned to when anything went wrong. We’re really going to miss Megan and ask for your patience while we rejig things and find a replacement.
Thank you again for all you do in support of Four Tides Hospice Society. As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like further information on any hospice-related topic.

Cathy Fisher, President
Update from Our Programs Coordinator

Over the summer, the Caregiver Support Group and the Grief Walking Group will continue to run.

Starting in July, the walking group will be increasing to twice monthly. For dates or more information, please email

Stay tuned for programs that will be happening in the fall!
Update from Our Client & Volunteer Coordinator

At hospice we recently have been talking about how we can explore our power and privilege so that we can be the best support to clients with a variety of backgrounds and needs. Cultural humility is part of this learning.

Below is a video on this topic for anyone who wants to learn how we can create an inclusive society.

"Cultural Humility: People, Principles and Practices," is a 30-minute documentary by San Francisco State professor Vivian Chávez, that mixes poetry with music, interviews, archival footage, and images of community, nature and dance to explain what Cultural Humility is and why we need it. The film describes a set of principles that guide the thinking, behavior and actions of individuals and institutions to positively affect interpersonal relationships as well as systems change. These principles are: • Lifelong learning and critical self-reflection • Recognizing and changing power imbalances • Developing institutional accountability More than a concept, Cultural Humility is a process of communal reflection to analyze the root causes of suffering and create a broader, more inclusive view of the world. Written by Vivian Chavez © 2012
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