Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Lights up for the Holiday Season

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Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Lights up for the Holiday Season

ABBOTSFORD, BC – DECEMBER 8, 2015 – On Wednesday, December 9, 2015, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice will ring in the holidays by welcoming over 150 guests to its second provincial location.

“The Lighting of the House is an annual holiday tradition that marks the beginning of the season at Canuck Place,” said Margaret McNeil, Canuck Place CEO. “We are excited to light up the lights that frame the hospice, as well as the lives of the over 600 children and families we serve all year around.”

The hospice lighting will feature a performance by the Four Real Quartet Choir, activities for children, as well as light holiday refreshments.

Event:                   2015 Lighting of the House
Date:                     Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Time:                    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm (CEO remarks & lighting at approximately 6:00 pm)
Location:             Canuck Place Children’s Hospice – Abbotsford, 32772 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC


Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider. Over 600 newborns, children and teens with life-threatening illnesses and their families receive care from CPCH through outreach programs and two provincial hospice locations; Vancouver and Abbotsford. Services include clinical respite and family support, pain and symptom management, 24-hour phone consultation support and in-house clinical care, art and education, recreation therapy, grief and loss counselling and end-of-life care. Through the investment of the community, our talented team, and over 325 energetic volunteers we make a lasting difference in the lives of children and the families who love them.

Media Contact:

Debbie Butt
Director, Communications and Marketing
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
Direct: 604.646.1342 Cell: 604.999.7402

Carey Summerfelt
Manager, Events and Communications
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
Direct: 604.646.0519  Cell: 604.809.2906


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