Full Circle Foundation Festival of Trees 2021-Thurs. Nov. 18th to Sat. the 20th.

The Full Circle Foundation is thrilled to announce the 2021 FESTIVAL OF TREES in support of the Prairie Rose Hospice Palliative Care Society ✨🌲
Your favourite community holiday tradition is back with a fresh, new, full-circle twist!
This three-day event is packed with cheer. OPEN DAILY Nov 18th – 20th at the Heritage Inn and Convention Centre.
Take in the magic of the Christmas Trees alongside our lineup of daily festive events. Cap off the weekend with a holiday party to remember.
Stay tuned for details!

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A huge Thank you to the volunteers of Full Circle Foundation for choosing PRHPCS for their benefactor this year. We are honoured.

PRHPCS will have a table set up during the weekend – stop by and say Hello – check out the community resources available for hospice palliactive care in our community. Thanks to all the support we have received from you in the past 5 years! “Each day matters!”

Fall Virtual Community Memorial Service

September 19, 2021 at 2 P.M.

Prairie Rose Hospice Palliative Care Society will be presenting an online non-denominational Memorial Service in memory of the loss of your loved one(s) who passed away between January 1st, 2021 and June 30th, 2021. The names of the honorees were copied from the Obituaries published in the Brooks Bulletin.

Please join us in lighting a candle, at your home, in honor of the loss of loved ones in our community and facilities. Watch the full service here:

Live Link:


We will be streaming live on Facebook@Newell Christian Community.

Please pass this date and link onto your family and friends for the online service. It will be saved to view afterwards at any time.

Thank you to Newell Christian Community for the leadership – Pastor Terry Jackson, music – Anita and technology to provide us with an online service.

Next – Spring Community Memorial Service – March 20, 2022 2:00 p.m. Online.

AHPCA Roadshow Spring 2021

The AHPCA team is excited to announce that REGISTRATION FOR AHPCA ROADSHOW IS OPEN! Please distribute this email to anybody who may be interested. A PDF poster is attached if you would like to share on your website.

Six evening sessions with six different topics are available to you from the comfort of your home.

All are welcome to join the Roadshow on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7 – 8:30 pm on Zoom.

$20 per session for AHPCA members

$40 per session for members of the public

Current AHPCA members get a 50% discount. Now is the perfect time to renew your membership.

Attend all six topics at a reduced price if you purchase the bundle by May 4.

Alternatively, build your own Roadshow experience by choosing from the following sessions:

MAY 5 – Complicated Pandemic Grief

People have experienced so many pandemic losses in addition to death. Blair Collins, Grief Counsellor, will talk about the need to acknowledge these additional losses during our grief journeys now. Full details and registration.

MAY 6 – This is Your Brain on Grief

Learn steps you can take to prevent physical, emotional and mental damage during this stress-filled and isolating pandemic. Rick Bergh, Bereavement Educator, will teach six interventions you can begin using today. Full details and registration.

MAY 12 – Normalizing Pandemic Caregiver Grief

Darrin Parkin, Spiritual Care Clinician, will share his personal frontline hopital pandemic experience. Caregiver grief reactions are normal and must be recognized. Full details and registration.

MAY 13 – The Isolated Brain and What It Needs

How do we combat the social isolation and loneliness of the pandemic? Erica Phare-Bergh, Choir Director for those with memory loss, will lead us in 90 minutes of social singing super-stimulus for our brains. Full details and registration.

MAY 19 – How the Pandemic Has Challenged Our Idea of a Good Death

The pandemic has shaken our cultural myth of a “good death”: a pain-free, peaceful death surrounded by loved ones. Blair Collins, Grief Counsellor, invites you to reflect on your own myth and how the pandemic has impacted your ability to journey with someone at the end of life. Full details and registration.

MAY 20 – Death Ed. – Grief & Loss Education

Jeremy Allen, licensed funeral director/embalmer, better prepares us to walk alongside others during times of grief and loss. Full details and registration.

We look forward to seeing you at AHPCA’s Roadshow Spring 2021!

Free Spring Webinar Series on Palliative Care

In light of these difficult times, we would like to invite you to attend a free, nation-wide webinar series as both thanks for all your hard work, and a way to help you move forward in the coming months.

Beginning May 4th, 2021, Life and Death Matters (LDM)Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) are excited to offer a series of FREE WEBINARS specifically for YOU! These webinars are presented monthly, are one hour long and ideal for PSWs/HCAs/CCAs.

Webinar topics:

1.    Experiences of Providing Care During COVID

2.    Addressing Our Grief Associated With COVID

3.    Fatigue, Burnout and Resilience

4.    What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say

5.    But They’re Not Palliative Yet!

6.    Help for the holidays!

This will be an opportunity for you to meet leading professionals in the field, address current issues, and connect with PSWs experiencing similar challenges.

Register here: https://lifeanddeathmatters.lt.acemlnc.com/

Spring Virtual Memorial Service – March 21/21

You are cordially invited to attend a virtual memorial service in memory of the loss of your loved one who passed away between July 01, 2020 and December 31, 2020. 

Your family and friends are welcome to view our service online @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9RXShEEkOA

This non-denominational service is in honor of the loss of the loved family and friends in our community. To ensure your loved one is recognized, please email us at prhpcs@gmail.com giving us name and date of passing.

Next Fall Virtual Memorial Service will be Sept. 19th, 2021 2:00 p.m. 

Let’s Get Together – AHPCA

Feeling exhausted, burned out, angry and isolated?

Let’s get together and have a chat.

You are invited to attend AHPCA’s Get Together online. Please share this invitation by forwarding to your network, friends and family. All are welcome and there is no cost!

We are welcoming back Yvonne Heath of Love your Life to Death, to discuss 7 Tips to Feel Empowered and Resilient. Please join us online on Wednesday November 25, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

After you register, you will receive an email with the link to join us on November 25. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay connected.

Community Memorial Service

MARCH 15, 2020 at 2 P.M.




You are cordially invited to attend a memorial service in memory of the loss of your loved one who passed away between July 01, 2019 and December 31, 2019.

Your family and friends are welcome.

This non-denominational service is in honor of the loss of the loved family and friends in our community.

Download the poster here.

Thanks Brooks Show & Shine for the opportunity to run Bed Races!





Entry: Minimum of $100.00 per team INCOME TAX RECEIPTS WILL BE ISSUED

Team name: ___________________________________________Participant_________________________________________________________________________

DonorPhoneMailing AddressEmail addressAmount

CONTACTS: Marg Laux 403 362 5663 mlaux1@telus.net      

 Rose-Marie Anderson  403 793 7105     Rose-M1@telus.net

Prairie Rose Hospice Palliative Care Society is looking for teams to compete in a BED RACE on September 07, 11:30-1:30 at the CRA during the Brooks Show and Shine Event.

We challenge you to come up with a team of four, to “race” these beds in front of the Main Entrance to the CRA, two at a time in a TIMED competition. Guaranteed to run two heats.

To enter you need four able bodied, hard running, individuals, wearing their own distinctive attire, and have filled the team pledge sheet to a minimum of $100.00.

Though no “humans” can be in the stretchers, feel free to bring your own “mascot”.

Challenge another company, another department, another club or group of friends.  Come for the fun and run for our palliative care patients in our communities. The more pledges you get, the more we can do for our communities. 

Prizes for the winning teams

RUN FOR A GREAT CAUSE!!!!   Your Support is appreciated.

Fall Memorial Service Sunday, Sept. 15/19

When: Sunday Sept. 15th, 2019 at 2:00 PM


You are cordially invited to attend a memorial service in memory of the loss of your loved one who passed away between Jan. 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019.

Your family and friends are welcome.

This non-denominational service is in honor of the loss of the loved ones in our community and facilities.

Thank you to Newell Christian Community (NCC) for their significant contributions to each memorial service.

This event is sponsored by personal donations within the community. We as an organization and families in attendance appreciate your support!