Honorary event chairman Robert Fine will start the ninth annual Hike for Hospice on Sunday, May 1, at Mission Creek Regional Park in support of the Central Okanagan Hospice Association.
Live entertainment provided by The Malarkeys starts at 10 a.m. with a group warm-up at 10:45 a.m. courtesy of instructors from The Woman’s Place.
The hike itself starts at 11 a.m. with two, four and six kilometre trail hike options.
The registration fee $20/person or $200 for a team of up to 10 participants— children under 12 and pets are free.
Registration forms are available at the following locations:
• COHA office, 202-1456 St. Paul Street
• The Running Room, 124-1876 Cooper Street
• The Woman’s Place, 123-1889 Springfield
• Valley First, 101-2395 Gordon Drive
• One Cup at a Time, 1440 St. Paul Street
• UPS, Dilworth location only
Food, fun, fellowship and entertainment are all part of the Hike for Hospice as the events also kicks off Hospice Palliative Care Week, celebrated across Canada.
All funds raised from the Hike for Hospice in Kelowna stay in the Central Okanagan.
The sponsors for the event include The GlaxoSmithKline Foundation, Bayshore Home Health, Dignity/First Memorial, Village of Kettle Valley, encompass, Valley First a division of First West Credit Union, RBC Foundation, Source Office Furniture, AdvoCare, AM 1150 and Artix.
The Central Okanagan Hospice Association provides helping hands and loving care at the end of life through the work of our trained palliative and vigil volunteers.
Bereavement counselling for individuals and families is also provided to anyone without cost.