Hospice Happenings - April 2018
$3 million gift towards Residential Hospice
Local businessman, Harold A. Roozen , made a historic announcement at this year’s Pilgrims Hospice Gala a $3 million gift toward building Edmonton’s first Residential Community Hospice Centre .

Compassion for the final journey and support for families is at the core of what Pilgrims Hospice does. We wholeheartedly support that goal and have great confidence that this new Hospice Centre can be achieved ”, said Roozen, to a standing ovation from Gala guests.

Read the full story here , in an Edmonton Journal article by Nick Lees.

While Pilgrims Hospice programs have been a pillar of compassion for over two decades, our vision has always been to include a 24/7 residential hospice for those at the end of life, who can no longer stay at home but do not need to be in a hospital or long-term care facility.

Watch our short video THE TIME IS NOW and find out more at A Home for Hospice Building on a Legacy of Compassion.
Pilgrims Hospice Gala a Huge Success
As a sold-out event with over 350 guests, the 23 rd Annual Pilgrims Hospice Gala was a huge success! But don’t just take our word for it:

WOW! What an event – the Gala was incredibly successful. My wife Linda and I were so impressed by the massive turnout, the excellent food, pleasant decor and congenial atmosphere .” – Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti

Enjoy special highlights from the Gala in the video below.
Heartfelt thanks to all our guests , and to Presenting Sponsor: Flaman , Allard Developments, Sureway Construction Group, Chateau Lacombe, Lexus Edmonton West, Ackard Contractors, Eddie’s Menswear & Viva Voce our Gala would not be possible without you.

Through the wonderful generosity of Edmontonians, the event raised $140,000 for compassionate end-of-life and bereavement care in our community.

Watch the touching video shown at the Gala: Dave Williams - A Hospice Story .

Join us for a 5K Run, 2K Hike or 5K Hike,
through Edmonton’s beautiful river valley.

Saturday, June 23 

Starts at Pilgrims Hospice in Edmonton’s Crestwood community, and onward through the MacKinnon Ravine.

11:00am 5K Run/Hike
11:05am 2K Hike
Check-In starts at 9:30am
Free BBQ & Entertainment to follow

Family friendly event - all are welcome to participate
Thanks for Foundation Funding
Special thanks to Edmonton Community Foundation for funding towards a customized website, designed to make our programs and services easy to find, and simple for staff to update.
And thanks to St. Paul's Foundation (Edmonton) for funding towards new chairs and floor seats for Pilgrims Hospice, allowing us to offer end of life and bereavement care in the comfort of a home-from-home environment.
Pilgrims Hospice volunteers are appreciated all year round - but National Volunteer Week (April 15-21) is a great time to say so!

Our Day Program v olunteers work side by side with Hospice staff to provide social, emotional, recreational and physical support to adults diagnosed with a life threatening illness.

Compassionate Companions volunteers work tirelessly visiting clients in their homes, providing one-on-one companionship and compassionate care to adults diagnosed with a life threatening illness and those needing end of life care, while providing respite for caregivers. 

Expressive Arts and Grief Support volunteers are a dedicated group of individuals sharing their backgrounds in arts, social work, education and a caring heart for those who have experienced a loss due to death.They bring life experience to their roles, building relationships with children, teens & families, based on compassionate listening and insight.
Special Event volunteers work behind the scenes at our Gala, Hike, Golf Tournament and Sunflower Luncheon, raising essential funds so we can offer our programs and services free of charge .
Our Board of Directors and Committee Members share their knowledge, skills and expertise in the governance of Pilgrims Hospice
Thank you all for so generously sharing your time, talents and treasures.
Volunteering for Pilgrims Hospice makes a huge difference
in the lives of our clients – and is often a rewarding experience for our volunteers. If you’d like to join our team of volunteers, apply now. 
Our Funding
Pilgrims Hospice is grateful for the support of the Alberta Government, who provided 9.5% of our funding in 2017. 

Because of your generosity...  individuals and families receive the compassionate end-of-life & bereavement support they need. Thank you for your care.
Contact Us
For more information about any of our services, for a loved one or for yourself, fill out our Service Request Form or call 780-413-9801.