Aviva Community Fund contest

Help Nipissing Serenity Hospice win $100,000.

We need YOUR support in reaching as many people as possible in a very short amount of time. We have an opportunity to win $100,000 for Nipissing Serenity Hospice in the national Aviva Community Fund contest.

Voting begins at 12:00PM today and runs from October 10-19, 2017.

Register to get your 18 votes per person. Cast all 18 votes at once or any time during the voting round!

Every vote counts, vote here.

Call for Nominations to the Board of Directors

Call for Nominations

Board of Directors – Nipissing Serenity Hospice

Nipissing Serenity Hospice has two director seats available for election.

If you are an individual who has an interest in Hospice Palliative Care and in furthering the Corporation’s purposes, applications are being accepted.

Directors serve a fixed term of three years. The director positions are renewable once by election at the AGM for a second and final three-year term.

If you are interested in joining the board, please email an Expression of Interest along with a current resume to chair@nipissingserenityhospice.ca attention Nominating Committee, no later than Monday, September 25th, 2017.

Donation from Local Author, Peggy Smith

We were honoured yesterday to receive a $2,500 donation from local author, Peggy Smith, from the sale of her first book.

Here is what Peggy had to say.  “I wrote my book “Three Score and Ten, What Then?” to help others. I wanted to provide information and promote awareness about long-term care. I feel we need to do a better job of caring for our ill and frail elders. When I had finished writing my book and was in the publishing process, I decided that I wanted to donate a large portion of the proceeds from my book to a good cause in honour of my parents, John and Mary Schmidt, who died in long-term care. When I heard about the Nipissing Serenity Hospice, I knew that it was the perfect choice; the money will stay local and will help people within the North Bay area. I feel honoured to be able to contribute to a facility that will provide love, compassion and care to so many.”

Accepting the donation are, left to right, Mathilde Bazinet, Chair of the Board; Author, Peggy Smith, and Volunteer Coordinator, Norma Brousseau.

Knox Callander United Church Donation

Thank you to Knox Callander United Church for the total donation of $8,656.48 toward Nipissing Serenity Hospice.

Don Clysdale and Karen Brophey made the donation to Mathilde Bazinet, Chair of the Board of Directors and to Jim Marmino, Vice-Chair of the Board.

… “the whole of Knox Callander United Church are very happy to be able to support this much-needed and worthy community project. The Nipissing Serenity Hospice will provide a valuable service in the years to come.”

Knox family makes generous pledge to Hospice Capital Campaign

We are very thankful to have received a $50,000 pledge from Marisa and Bruce Knox toward our Capital Campaign.  Thank you!

“It’s undeniable that the end will come to all of us and when that time comes it is wonderful to know that finally our community will have a hospice offering total focus on excellence in end of life care and dignity for all. We are proud to join the push to finally make this happen.” Marisa Knox and Bruce Knox.