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July Newsletter


It is hard to believe it is almost August! We are busy planning our annual Handbags for Hospice event and are so grateful for the community support!

We have many community programs coming up, accessible to all community members.

Our Community Catch the Ace is the BIGGEST Kincardine has ever seen. Please keep reading for more information, and thank you for your continued support of our community hospice.

You Could WIN Free Tickets!

From now until August 3rd, donate a $25+ bottle of wine, and your name will be entered into a draw to WIN 2 tickets to this year’s Handbags for Hospice event! The deadline for entry is Thursday, August 3rd, at 12:00 pm.

To Enter:

  1. Donate a bottle of Wine (must be $25 or over) to the Handbags for Hospice "Wine Wall."

  2. Write your NAME, ADDRESS, and EMAIL on the receipt (required for donation receipting).

  3. Drop the bottle and your receipt at Sleepers Bed Gallery, Kincardine, or Miller Insurance in Saugeen Shores, or email janaleigh@huronshoreshospice.ca for pick-up or drop-off.

Planning for the 2023 Handbags for Hospice event is in full swing, and we are very excited to welcome our guests to this year’s event! We are calling on “The Power of the Purse” to raise $180,000 to support Huron Shores Hospice.

Tickets will be $65 and go on sale August 4th at 7:30 am, so mark your calendars and set your alarm; this event sells out fast!

For sponsorship information, please click the button below or email janaleigh@huronshorehospice.ca for more details.

For the most up-to-date information, follow us on Facebook or Instagram or visit our website: https://www.huronshoreshospice.ca/handbagsforhospice.



Jackpot will be over $50,000 this week!

Tickets are available online at KincardineAce.com every week until Tuesday at 11:59 pm and in person at participating retailers. The draw is made each Wednesday at 4 pm and held in the Kincardine Legion live in person or online at the Kincardine Ace Facebook page.

When you buy tickets, you will also pick an envelope that might contain the Ace of Spades. If your ticket number comes up with your name on the ticket, you will win 20% of that week’s ticket sales. If your card in the envelope is the Ace of Spades, you will win the Progressive Jackpot. The weekly draws continue until someone catches the Ace of Spades!

This week’s draw will bring us to the halfway point with the number of envelopes opened and we thought you might like to know how Huron Shores Hospice will be using their portion of the charity proceeds from this lottery.

Huron Shores Hospice deeply values the support it receives from the community, which enables it to continue its crucial operations. One of the essential fundraising initiatives at Huron Shores Hospice is the Kincardine Catch the Ace. The monies raised through this engaging and exciting lottery are crucial in reaching the annual goal of $300,000 required to sustain the hospice and maintain its programming, offered entirely free to the community.

With a strong belief that financial situations should never be a barrier to accessing quality end-of-life care and grief support, the funds from Catch the Ace directly empower the hospice to continue its mission. By purchasing tickets each week, you play a vital role in ensuring that residents and their families receive the care and support they need during life's most challenging moments.

The Kincardine Catch the Ace represents a unique opportunity for community members to be actively involved in this mission. By participating in the fundraising event, individuals not only contribute to the sustainability of the hospice but also play a crucial role in breaking the stigma surrounding dying and death. Together, the community and Huron Shores Hospice work hand in hand, empowering compassionate end-of-life care for all, regardless of financial circumstances.


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 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.

A new 8-week program will be held at the Port Elgin Library beginning August 9th, 10:00 am -12:00 pm.

Further groups will be held in the fall in Kincardine and Huron-Kinloss.

To register, click here.


Death cafes provide an opportunity to drink tea or coffee, eat dessert and discuss death. It is a group-directed discussion that is not intended as a counseling session, but rather as an opportunity for individuals to enhance their ease and comfort in discussing dying and death. We aim to normalize the conversation around dying and death.

Please join us:

August 8th from 3:00-4:30 pm at the Port Elgin Library

September 12th from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Ripley Legion

To register for this event, please email barbara@huronshoreshospice.ca.


We have a Stunning New Deck, a Testament to Community Support and Collaboration

If you’ve driven past Tiverton Park Manor recently you will have noticed lots of activity at our end of the building. UBC Local 2222 has been working hard to build a new accessible deck for our residents and family members.

Our new deck is a testament to community support and collaboration. Ryan and Ricky Plante, Josh and Nolan Neitzel, Eric MacLeod and crew from UBC Local 2222 and the Women in Construction deserve high praise for their exceptional work.

The outpouring of support from UBC Local 2222 has been nothing short of astounding. From their generous labour and additional materials donation to their unwavering commitment to our local hospice. UBC Local 2222 has been a vital force in turning this vision into reality.

A special mention goes to Teeswater Concrete for contributing the cement for the posts, further showcasing the community's commitment to our community hospice.

We want to thank the Bolan family (in loving memory of Gail Bolan) and D & J Storrey Family Foundation (in loving memory of Doug Storrey), who supported the build through generous donations, which played an essential role in bringing this project to fruition. Their contributions have ensured that this space becomes a place where memories will be created and cherished for years to come.

We are so grateful for the overwhelming support. Your contributions have made a significant impact on the lives of those we serve and will be forever remembered with gratitude.

To register for this event, please email barbara@huronshoreshospice.ca.

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