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Fundraising Update!

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, at the official ribbon cutting for the new Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth, Andy Werner, Board Chair, announced that the campaign goal of $8.5 million had been met! This is an incredible achievement, and it happened because YOU cared. Thank you!

The Rotary Hospice is now officially open, and we have started to welcome residents into our home. Our team of staff, board members, and eager volunteers are excited to begin this next chapter in providing end-of-life care to our community.

Our fundraising efforts do not stop here! The Ministry of Health funds only a portion of the costs to operate the Rotary Hospice. Therefore, our hospice is responsible for raising an additional $700,000 annually to cover operational costs such as non-nursing staff, facility maintenance and supplies, resident meals, volunteer training and community outreach. 

For more information or to make a donation, visit or contact Lucie Stuart, Fund Development Manager at 519.508.4900 ext. 720.

Opening Celebrations

Thank you to all who came out to our Community Open House! If you were unable to attend, here are some photo highlights to showcase the day and the new space.
Click here to see more pictures!

Staff Update

We are sad to share that our Office & Events Coordinator, Ramona Gornik-Lee, will be leaving us at the end of July to return with her family to big-city life in Toronto. Ramona, your kind spirit, friendly face and dedication to hospice will be greatly missed. We have all been so lucky to get to know you, and wish you all the best as you continue your journey!

We are excited to announce that Norma Reese will be taking over as Office Administrator. With past positions including Office Manager for the United Way of Perth County, and most recently at Grand River Hospital as Executive Secretary to the Vice President of Quality, Performance and Clinical System Transformation and the Chief Information Management Officer/Chief Privacy Officer, Norma has a wide range of experience. She has knowledge in encompassing records and database management, volunteer and donor relations, staff and volunteer training, administrative systems and board support. We are thrilled to welcome Norma into our Rotary Hospice family!

Meet our Clinical Team!

Introducing our wonderful clinical care team led by Kate Wiens (Director of Residential Care) and Amanda Archibald (Clinical Resource Nurse).

We are looking to hire another full-time Registered Nurse (RN) and Personal Support Worker (PSW). If you are interested in a position or know someone who might be, the application link can be found here.

Upcoming Events!

The Spirit Within Hockey Game 
Monday, July 22nd 
Doors open at 6pm
Puck drop at 6:45pm

Join us as we watch a community team of doctors, police officers, local business owners/employees and more compete in a hockey game against a Stratford Festival team composed of artists, artisans, crew and staff
all while fundraising for the Rotary Hospice and the Tom Patterson Theatre Centre!

Silent and live auctions along with live entertainment by The Downie Street Collective will begin immediately following the game.

Get your tickets here

Handbags for Hospice
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Knox Presbyterian Church
Tickets on sale August 15

Save the date for this inaugural event featuring designer handbags, a wine wall and live auction featuring Layne, The Auctionista! Layne ignites the power of philanthropy with a signature high-octane, live fundraising style. With over 1,000 events under their belt, Layne raises millions of dollars for charities every year and believes that “by inspiring giving, we make communities stronger”.

Handbags for Hospice is an event that has been tremendously successful for other hospices across Ontario and we have no doubt — given the incredibly generous track-record of our community — it will become a much anticipated event for our local Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth. 

Stay tuned for more information on how to purchase tickets. Follow our event Facebook page here.
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