Events

Upcoming 3rd Party Events for Hospice Wellington

  

 Saturday, October 21 - Cancer Dirt Jam - Car & Bike Show

The Cancer Dirt Jam – Car & Bike Show will be taking place on Saturday, October 21st (rain date October 28th) from 11am-4pm at the Riverside Park in Cambridge (1845 Rodgers Drive) – donations accepted for Hospice Wellington at the event.

 

Sunday, October 29 - Renewal of Reformation Concert

Hospice Wellington is pleased to be one of the selected charities for the Renewal of Reformation Concert performed by the Esprit Chamber Choir on Sunday, October 29th starting at 3pm.  The event is taking place at the All Saints Lutheran Anglican Church, 210 Silvercreek Parkway in Guelph.

 

Tickets are $30 ($15 for youth 12-21, and those with physical disabilities).  Proceeds go to Hospice Wellington AND Action Read.  For tickets & information on this event please contact the All Saints Lutheran Anglican Church directly 519-821-7710 or allsaints@allsaintsguelph.ca  www.espritcc.net 

 

Saturday, November 4th & Sunday, November 5th

The Puslinch Fiddle Orchestra announces “Fiddling Around Canada for 150 Years” – Old Time Country Fiddle & Variety Show benefitting Hospice Wellington.  Being held at Duff’s Presbyterian Church in Puslinch, tickets are available for both Saturday November 4th, and Sunday, November 5th shows! 

Both shows start at 2pm and are $15 each ($10 for 12 years or under).

Call 519-763-9764 for more ticket information.

 

 

Ongoing Impactful Fundraising

 

Community Authors Making A Difference

Hospice Wellington was recently given a wonderful donation of $1,359 to put towards their essential services and programming.  The funds were raised via proceeds from book sales from authors Lisa Browning and Margaret Brix.

You Are Not Alone” is an impactful collection of 52 stories of hope compiled by Lisa Browning.  The stories are from writers who have shared their own personal experiences as a gift to help those dealing a life-limiting illness or that are experiencing grief.  These personal stories are impactful moments that can help ease, educate and comfort its readers.

Grampa’s Butterfly” is a beautiful children’s book written by Margaret Brix.  Based upon the loss of her own father, this story of the butterfly was a gift to her own children to help them cope with their sense of loss and grief.  It is a true tale of love and kindness that inspires people to become the most beautiful butterfly possible.  

Hospice Wellington offers exceptional care to people living with a life-limiting illness, and support to individuals and families that are experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one. Hospice Wellington is extremely grateful towards our community for their efforts in fundraising and events.  They help us to raise much-needed funds for our 10-bed residence and all of our supportive programming and services for those needing our services here in Guelph and Wellington County. Our care is warm, skilled and compassionate, and is available both in our residence and in the community.

Both books are still being sold with proceeds benefitting Hospice Wellington.  “You Are Not Alone” can be purchased at Hospice Wellington, 795 Scottsdale Drive in Guelph and both books can also be purchased at One Thousand Trees Bookstore - http://www.ottbookstore.com/

For further information contact , Phil Gourlay, Events Coordinator by Phone: 519-836-3921
or email phil.gourlay@hospicewellington.org

 

 

PAST EVENTS

 A wonderful article from Guelph Today about the 2017 Ceremonial Weave Burning that took place at Hospice Wellington on Sunday, September 24.

https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/weaving-the-fabric-of-life-and-death-9-photos-725533 

1st Annual Franco Figliuzzi Memorial Golf Tournament is a strong success

Back on May 29, 2017, a wonderful new event took place in memory of a man who thrived on community giving and helping those in our region that were less fortunate.   The 1st Annual Franco Figliuzzi Memorial Golf Tournament was held at Cutten Fields and was organized by family members and committee members.

Franco Figliuzzi immigrated to Canada when he was 16 years of age. He started barbering at the young age of 13 and opened up his own barber shop in March of 1967. Franco’s Barbershop is still in operation at the same location on Wellington Street, in the heart of the Royal City of Guelph Ontario.

On June 30th, 2015 at the young age of 74, Franco suffered a massive stroke which took his life. His memory and legacy that he left in both his family and the community has been overwhelming.  Franco was known as a family man and one who embraced his local community.  At times, he would even donate his time and barber services to those that were palliative.

The Franco Memorial Golf Tournament is dedicated to embracing our community.  Hospice Wellington, along with Guelph Big Brothers/Big Sisters, were lucky enough to benefit from these efforts.

Based on the success from the tournament, $6,000 has been donated to Hospice Wellington.  The funds raised from this year’s tournament will help support annual expenses in the area of compassionate/basic needs of Hospice Wellington residence clients

Hospice Wellington determined there was a need for a fund that focuses on uplifting support to those using the Hospice Wellington residence and for families to celebrate special occasions together while a family member is needing the use of Hospice Wellington.  On the occasion that a client has a need while in our care and is unable to afford it and/or it would make their stay more comfortable, Hospice Wellington makes every effort to provide for this need.  Some examples are personal grooming, haircuts, celebration supplies (birthday cake, baby shower decorations, wedding cake), dental work, and clothing needs. 

For more information on the Franco Memorial Golf Tournament visit www.francomemorial.com

 

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Upcoming events for Friday, Oct 20
Starts Monday, May 11, 2015 at 04:30 PM
Occurs every Monday until Thursday, December 31, 2020.
Duration: 1 hour 15 mins

Drop in yoga

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Starts Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Occurs every Tuesday, Thursday until Thursday, December 31, 2020.

massage appointments available

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Starts Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 02:41 PM
Occurs every Wednesday until Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Day Away Program

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Please click on a date in the above calendar to see what is happening at Hospice Wellington on a given day. To find out more information about our daily events, please call our Community Level Front Desk at 519-836-3921.

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