News & Events

Second to None Thrift Shop 3rd Anniversary

The public were invited to drop by  November 16, 2017 to share Anniversary Cake with the wonderful volunteers and staff . Check out this website for Auction items and art for sale.

Nov 30th forward - Monthly GRIEF SUPPORT DROP IN


A DROP IN support group which is lead by a trained facilitator.  

Its purpose is to provide a place to share experiences, following the death of a loved one or another significant loss.   No registration is required.   

Participants are free to share as they feel comfortable. 

THE GROUP  meets the last Thursday of each month, BETWEEN 6:30 AND 7 pm  (next group is November 30th) at 440 Evergreen, with Barbara Swanston 


Therapeutic Touch Level 1 Workshop January 2018

Therapeutic Touch Workshop - Level 1 

Learn a simple-to-use lifelong skill that will benefit yourself and others. 

Facilitator: Huguette Ruel, Retired RN, Recognized TT Teacher, BCTTNS  

This 2-day certificate training will introduce the concepts, assumptions, principles and skills of Therapeutic Touch focusing on centering and intention. After this workshop, you will be able to access your inner ability to simply offer and receive energy work. Research and experience have shown the effectiveness of TT in eliciting a relaxation response, changing the perception of pain and facilitating the body's natural restorative process.  

Campbell River Hospice Centre 

440 Evergreen Road  

Saturday, January 20, 10-3pm and 

Sunday January 21, 10-3pm  

Hospice Volunteers $65 

Public participants $150  

To register please contact the Hospice Centre directly – ph:250-286-1121  or email:  

Registration is required, and spaces are limited.  Please register early.

Drop-In Grief Support Group will be held twice a month in the new year!

We are pleased to announce that a second Grief Support Group meeting will be held monthly beginning in the new year!   

Starting February 9th we will be hosting an afternoon meeting the second Friday of each month from 2-3:30pm at our Hospice Centre.  This is in addition to the evening meetings that are held on the last Thursday of every month from 6:30-8pm.  

Registration is not required, drop-ins are encouraged.  For more information please call the centre.

Holiday Spirit in action!

Our Board Chair, Geri Arkell, and Vice Chair, Leslie Palmer, received a lovely donation to our community hospice this week!  Our sincere gratitude and heartfelt thanks to Scotty 'Santa' MacLaren, Doug the Store Manager of Campbell River Thrifty Foods and Grant of Grant Jones Photography for your kindness and generosity.  

Meet our new Hospice Chaplain

As our hospice grows its programs and services delivery to meet the needs of the community, we have become increasingly aware of the value of providing non denominational spiritual care and comfort to our clients and families. We are pleased to announce that we have confirmed the role of Hospice Chaplain at CRHS. The chaplain will become part of the interdisciplinary team and reach across any faith group boundaries and differences to make connections reflecting individual choice. 

Irwin Harder has completed the hospice volunteer training and has begun serving clients this week.  Irwin offers a background which includes a Bachelor of Religious Education and Bachelor of Church Music from Prairie Bible College in Three Hills, Alberta. He has over 20 years of experience at Camp Homewood in various capacities, including camp and facilities management and leadership.  

We are delighted to welcome Irwin as part of the service delivery team!