The Lighting of the House – an annual tradition to welcome the holiday season and bring the supporters of Canuck Place Hospice together to celebrate their contributions, took place on December 4th in Vancouver.
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice has light up the sky with a dazzling display of over 60,000 festive lights decorating the hospice and surrounding gardens. The evening featured a performance by the Vancouver EnChor Choir, festive activities, as well as a special ceremony where Canuck Place family, the Harmans, illuminated the house and grounds.
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is British Columbia’s pediatric palliative care provider. Over 728 children living with life-threatening illnesses and families receive care from CPCH through outreach programs and two provincial hospice locations: Vancouver and Abbotsford. Services include medical respite and family support, pain and symptom management, 24-hour phone consultation support and in-house clinical care, music, art, and recreation therapy, education, grief and loss counselling, and end-of-life care.
If you’d like to donate to this worthy cause, Canuck Place has also launched their online Light a Life holiday campaign at www.canuckplace.org. This campaign complements the Lighting of the House event and will run until December 31st, 2018.