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

Our Friends: the Heritage Gardeners

The North Bay Heritage Gardeners are dedicated to developing a year-round, community-based, educational, horticultural, and environmental program focusing on waterfront beautification. They work with the Near North Palliative Care closely to maintain a space for butterflies to prosper, and work mutually to support each other’s organizational needs. They are a collaborative, friendly, strong group of volunteers.

Further Information

Primarily a volunteer gardening organization with a focus on horticultural and environmental education. The Heritage Gardeners are a local organization with over 300 volunteer gardeners who maintain and enhance the ornamental gardens along the waterfront. New volunteers are always welcome; no gardening experience required! FREE education sessions are offered to grow your gardening knowledge.

The gardening season runs from May to October each year, kicking off with a spring community cleanup in May and finishing by planting bulbs in October. Volunteers are placed in teams along the waterfront and garden under the guidance of a team leader. A guest gardener program is available for occasional gardeners. Teams typically spend 1-2 hours per week maintaining their garden bed.

Sign up for Heritage Gardeners’ seasonal Newsletter at . The newsletter contains information and updates on the Heritage Gardeners program, upcoming events and local news. Follow the Heritage Gardeners on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @NBHGardeners. 

Interested in doing some gardening in the warmer months? The NNPCN is happy to collaborate with the Heritage Gardeners to maintain our Pollinator’s Garden, a flowerbed which rests right by the Kiwanis Bandshell and helps to feed our butterflies every summer.

If you would like to learn how to garden or put your skills to use in the warm summer sun, consider volunteering with us. ANYONE CAN APPLY!

1. Complete and sign a registration form;

2. Log your hours;

3. Review the Safety Guidelines & Volunteer Handbook.


  1.  Recreational Gardener
  2.  Team Leader
  3.  Executive Committee member
  4.  Guest Gardener

Team Leader helps with the design, planting and maintenance of the waterfront garden beds and coordinates their garden team’s gardening activities. The Team Leader is responsible for attending the annual spring meeting and maintaining communication with team members.

If you, a friend, or a youngster would like to garden this year, fill out your desired form above and return by mail or drop-off to 100 Ferguson St., North Bay, ON, P1B 1W8 or by email at [email protected]

Having trouble? Phone the NNPCN at 705-497-9239 or the Heritage Gardeners at 705-825-4118 and you can sign up over the phone!

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