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Special Events

Hike For Bethell Hospice

Each May, our major Hike for Bethell Hospice fundraiser brings families and community members together to raise money and remember their loved ones. Each participant receives a commemorative hike t-shirt and barbeque lunch, and the registration is fully tax receiptable. The Hike for Bethell Hospice, held each year on the first Sunday in May, raises over $170,000 annually, bringing together hundreds of participants who share a belief in the importance of Bethell Hospice in our community. Online registration opens in February each year, and pledges to hike teams may be made until the end of May.

Community Events

Each year, a wide variety of events are organized throughout the community to benefit Bethell Hospice. Many wonderful event organizers put time and energy into planning events – and have a lot of fun in the process! To participate in any of these events, visit our Upcoming Events page for details on all the upcoming opportunities. You may also visit our Fundraising Event Archive to read about events that have already benefited Bethell Hospice. If you are interested in organizing a garage sale, bake sale, dinner party, golf tournament, fashion show, 5K run or other initiative in support of Bethell Hospice, please contact Kelly Stronach at kstronach@bethellhospice.org or call Kelly at 905-838-3534, extension 2249. We would be happy to help promote your event and offer suggestions to help make it a huge success.

Celebrate Light & Love Tree Lighting

Each holiday season, friends of Bethell Hospice are encouraged to donate to our Celebrate Light & Love holiday campaign by illuminating a light of remembrance on our Bethell Hospice trees. All those remembered are honoured and their names read aloud at our beautiful Tree Lighting Ceremony. This event raises over $240,000 annually in support of Bethell Hospice Foundation, with hundreds of individuals remembered. Light & Love donations are accepted online each year from October to early January.