Hike helps Hospice provide care

The May 4 Hike for Hospice is at Polson Park and all funds will go towards local palliative care.

The North Okanagan Hospice Society kicks off its 30th anniversary with the Hike for Hospice.

The May 4 event is at Polson Park and all funds will go towards local palliative care.

“It’s important to know that you don’t have to be on a team or join as a participant to attend the festivities,” said Ruth Edwards, NOHS executive director.

Pledge forms can be printed on the www.nohs.ca website or pick one up at Nolan’s Pharmasave or VantageOne Credit Union. If you would like to register a team, you can also go to the website.

“I was amazed to see that we are almost at 50 per cent of our goal but we still need your support. I want to be sure we exceed our goal,” said Jennifer Strachan, event manager.

The event starts with a $5 pancake breakfast provided by the Lions Club, with registration at 9:15 a.m. and the walk beginning at 10 a.m. There will also be a picnic at 11 a.m.

There will be lots of activities, including crafts, face-painting, games and space for you to bring a picnic to enjoy the live music, Kiki the Eco Elf amd the Kalamalka Caring Klowns.

“We hope everyone will stay for a picnic and some good fun in the park,” said Edwards.

“We are really expanding this event as we kick off our 30th anniversary and more importantly to celebrate Hospice offering a wide range of services and palliative care for our community for the last 30 years. We have a lot to be grateful for.”

Dogs are not allowed in Polson Park, so for those of you who are dog walkers, Pooch Partners has set up a walk specifically for you.

For more information, call Pooch Partners at 250-308-5457

Hike for Hospice’s sponsors include Nolan’s Pharmasave, VantageOne Credit Union, Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services, Protocol Technologies, Wayside, Sproing Creative, Kiss FM and The Morning Star.

For more information about Hike for Hospice, contact events@nohs.ca or 250-309-7573.