Near North Palliative Care Network

A Special Thanks to:


Caisse Populaire North Bay limitée

North Bay & Area Community Foundation

IBM Canada Ltd

North Bay Cruisers

Dr. Ken Runciman

United Way Toronto

Knights of Columbus 1007

Rebuilt Resources Skills Development Inc.

Northern Business Solutions

Mac's Office Supplies

Moose FM North Bay 106.5

Ohana Wellness Centre

Aha Communications

Boyd Print and Design

Chevaliers De Colomb #12101

Chevaliers De Colomb #8163

Hillside Funeral Homes

KFM North Bay

IODE Dr. Herbert A. Bruce Chapter

Widdifield Lions Club

Bonfield and District Lions Club

Northern Business Solutions

Widdifield Lions Club

Northern Business Solutions

A&A Entertainment

Aggies Flowers

Bell Canada Employee Giving Program

BEAM Blue Sky Net

Sofa Communications

Saint Peter's Church

Chip Kean and 22 Wing Band

The McCubbin family

Richard Smith, NBRHC Pastoral Care Team, and Palliative Care Committee

Miranda Weingartner

Gen McRae

Cheryl Gates, Respiratory Technician

Darren Renaud

Carol Owens

Marilyn Weingartner

Heather McGuinty, Case Coordinator for the CCAC

Bev Charron

Oriana Webster, NBRHC Volunteer Coordinator

Steve Lamb, Aids Committee

The Rheaume Rochefort Family

Jeff Johnson at Cambrian Technical Services

WHEN: Saturday, July 13th, 2024 – 11 AM TO 2 PM
WHERE: Kiwanis Band Shell, Waterfront, Memorial Drive, North Bay ON, P1A 1T6

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What is the Butterfly Release?

Every year, the Near North Palliative Care Network organizes an open-air event to celebrate the life and memory of your loved ones. Participants have the opportunity to sponsor a butterfly and release it in honour and memory of a loved one who has passed away. The butterflies are delivered in especially tailored packages. These dark and cool conditions keep the butterflies in a comfortable resting state until the day of the release. Once the package is opened, the natural heat and light will awaken these sleeping beauties and inspire them to take flight. The event also includes musical performances, fabulous draw prizes, and a BBQ! To see photos from previous years, please check out the Photo Gallery page!


In order to address the inflated cost of running our event, prices for reserving 3 or more butterflies has changed! Please see the rubric below:

For a $35 donation, you will reserve one (1) butterfly. For $100, you will reserve three (3) butterflies. Reserving 4 or more butterflies discounts the cost to $30 per butterfly.
For example, 2 butterfly reservations cost $75. 4 butterfly reservations will cost $120. 10 butterfly reservations will cost $300.

Butterfly reservations are limited to our inventory, so please pre-order before July 13th!

To reserve your butterflies or with any questions:

Phone: 705-497-9239
E-mail: [email protected]
Visit: NNPCN Office at St. Joseph’s Motherhouse 2025 Main Street West. North Bay, ON, P1B2X6

Donate Online – Fill out the form below :
If you’d like to honor your butterflies with the name of your loved ones, please leave a note under the section labelled “Write a private message to us.”

To release your butterflies, please attend and find your envelope at our volunteer registration tables. The envelope has sticker in it which you place on your outfit; when we distribute the butterflies, your stickers will tell us how many butterflies to give you! 

Click on PayPal link below to donate via PayPal if you prefer:

Connect with us

Main Office:
St. Joseph Motherhouse
2025 Main Street West
North Bay, ON  P1B 2X6
Phone: (705) 497-9239
Fax: (705) 497-1039
08:30-16:30 Monday-Friday
(closed for lunch between 12:00-13:00)

Mattawa Office:
(705) 744-3771 Fax: (705) 744-2787
West Nipissing Office:
(705) 753-5771  |  Fax: (705) 753-6130