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Red Deer Hospice recently celebrated $1,000,000.00 milestone


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From Red Deer Hospice Society (originally published Dec. 13, 2018

Red Deer Hospice Society is excited to announce the $1,000,000 fundraising mark has been reached in the Expansion Fundraising Campaign.  Construction of the $ 5.2 million expansion is well underway with foundations and framing continuing despite the recent cold weather .

“We are very fortunate to have such an engaged and supportive community,” says James McPherson, Chair of the Expansion Fundraising Campaign.  “We are on time, and on budget.”

Despite celebrating the milestone, the Expansion Fundraising Campaign Cabinet continues to be hard at work, seeking out donations and support. “We still have a ways to go.. While we are so proud of the support we have received to date and we know that lots of hard work is still ahead of us.” says McPherson.

The expansion of Red Deer Hospice Society was in response to increasing community demand.  “Typically we run at over 90% capacity and we want to be available when Central Albertans need us. This expansion will allow us to meet the changing and increasing needs of our community while still providing quality end of life care in a home like setting” explains Val Hilario, Expansion Fundraising Coordinator with Red Deer Hospice.

The expansion of the palliative care facility will include an additional six beds as well as enhanced family lounges and quiet areas as well as multipurpose rooms for community programming. The goal is to open the expanded facility in 2019 and serve approximately 100 additional residents and their families each year.  Red Deer Hospice continues to be open and serving the community during the renovation.

For more information on supporting the Red Deer Hospice expansion, visit or call Red Deer Hospice directly at 403-309-4344.

For additional information, contact:

Val Hilario

Expansion Fundraising Campaign Coordinator

Red Deer Hospice Society

403 309 4344 Ext 111

About Red Deer Hospice:  At Red Deer Hospice we are committed to providing compassion ate end-of-life care.  Our highly specialized, professional staff and trained volunteers are dedicated to caring for the terminally ill and improving quality of life.  Since we opened in 2005, more than 1300 residents have journeyed through Red Deer Hospice.  In September of 2018, we began expanding our palliative care facility from ten to sixteen beds to ensure we meet the future needs of central Albertans.

Goal is 5.2 Million dollars

Photo Caption: Val Hilario, Expansion Fundraising Coordinator for Red Deer Hospice and James McPherson, Chair of the Expansion Fundraising Campaign Cabinet celebrate reaching the $1 million milestone.



The Grand Opening is TODAY!

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A Day Filled With Hope – Years in the Making!
For years the CACAC has been walking hand-in-hand with many different partners, community members, donors, policy makers, and leaders in research and advocacy towards this moment.The Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence now stands in the heart of Central Alberta, the first Centre of its kind in North America, creating space for different strategic partners to operate alongside one another in the best interest of children, youths, and families who have experienced any form of abuse.

Now, during this momentous chapter in our history, we invite you to join us for the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence. 

We’re excited to welcome you and your family to the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence today!

Today’s events are family friendly, and there’s something for everyone!

From Noon to 5:00PM the public is welcome to come and see everything the building has to offer at the SKCOE Open House! Staff from every organization from within the SKCOE will be there to answer questions. This is a great opportunity to learn about why this Centre is so important for Central Alberta.

Beginning at 7:00PM, the public is also invited to the formal program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, which is the building immediately North West of us across the parking lot. The formal program will have many messages and presentations from dignitaries, and you can pick up our Champions of Courage pin, which was minted for the Grand Opening only! Following the program there is a ribbon cutting ceremony.

There is a lot to celebrate, so come out and say hi!

When: Thursday, May 16

Where: Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence, and Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, Main Campus of Red Deer Polytechnic, Red Deer, AB.

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Open House

7:00 PM – Formal Program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to follow.

How to get to the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence

Please note that there will also be parking available at the lot directly North of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

Detailed RDP Parking Map

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Last Day: What would you do with $20,000 Early Bird Prize?

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