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August's E-Newsletter

Our summer has flown by but it has been wonderful to reconnect with all of our volunteers and community members as we prepare to welcome back our Handbags for Hospice. The outpour of support through sponsorships and volunteers has been truly amazing. We are incredibly thankful for this generous community!

Handbags for Hospice - Event Update

We are so excited to welcome back our guests in-person September 15th at the Kincardine Pavilion. This event is once again sold out! Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets.

If you were hoping to attend and did not get a chance to purchase a ticket before they sold out, join our wait list.

Please note, our wait list is the best way to ensure tickets for this event are legitimate. Beware of possible scams.

If someone is trying to sell you a ticket, contact us and we can verify if the ticket is legitimate. If you have a ticket and are no longer able to attend please contact us as we may help you facilitate a ticket transfer.

Please note: proof of vaccination is required to attend this event.

Corporate Sponsorships 2022 Handbags for Hospice:

Thank you to our wonderful Corporate Sponsors of this year's Handbags for Hospice:

Host Sponsor: Duncan & Lesley Hawthorne

VIP Auction Sponsors: Bruce Power, Mike & Carol Rencheck

Silver Sponsor:

Co-operators - Jennifer Cook and Associates Inc.

Bronze Sponsors:

Green Shield Canada, Raj Verma and family, Ontario Power Generation, Hatch, SP Armow Wind Energy Ontario, West Wawanosh Mutual Insurance, Kenneth & Catherine Ellis

Signature Sponsors:

Canadian Union of Skilled Workers (CUSW) Bruce Chapter,

CUSW National Tradeswomen Committee, The Club at Westlinks, Howick Mutual Insurance Company, 2m Power, Revenew, Rankin Construction

Congratulations to Heather Ross who won the weekly prize of $764 plus the progressive jackpot of $14,055, for a total of $14,819! A very big thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket during this Catch the Ace lottery! Your support is very much appreciated by Huron Shores Hospice and the Tiverton & District Lions Club. Thank you for your awesome support!

Grief Recovery Program If you are dealing with grief related to the loss of a family member or friend, Huron Shores Hospice offers an 8-session educational program that provides a safe environment for you to explore your beliefs about dealing with loss. The program offers actions that will lead you to complete unresolved emotions that may still be causing you pain.

Grief delayed is not grief denied. Whether you have recently experienced a loss or have suffered a loss in the past, the Grief Recovery Program can provide support. Our trained and certified grief recovery specialists® will facilitate your journey with compassion, confidentiality, and dignity.

The Grief Recovery Program will be offered starting in September in-person in the following towns:

  • Port Elgin on Tuesday mornings, beginning September 20th

  • Ripley on Wednesday afternoons, beginning October 5th

  • Kincardine on Wednesday evenings, beginning October 19th

Register here, indicating the location you are interest in attending.

Virtual groups will be established as needed.

COVID 19 precautions will be required including masking and proof of COVID 19 vaccination.

Everyone’s lives are made up of special days, days that we will always remember. We have launched the "Day of Care" campaign as a way for our donors to share a special day for their company, business or individual lives, while covering the operational costs for a day in the hospice suites.

Our Day of Care sponsorship allows community members, businesses, organizations and families to help support the daily caregiving needs of our residents by donating the cost of operating a single suite for one day. The date can be chosen by the donor and may be a day that is meaningful to them, their family, business or organization.

Each sponsored Day of Care will be recognized both in suite, with a logo on the door, and on our social media channels with the opportunity to share the meaning behind the date chosen.

If you, or someone you know would like to sponsor a Day of Care, please email

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