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Thank you, North Bay and Region! What an amazing Community you are! Together, we are building up a better future for Palliative Care in Northeast Ontario!
Thanks to the massive support of our community, NNPCN Live Butterfly Release had a record presence of the public!
The best brass of Nipissing and East Parry Sound Districts, our awesome local artists and businesses rallied together for the sake of our community!
750 live Painted Lady Butterflies were released in memory of our departed loved ones, in a touching and powerful Community Celebration of Life.
The Live Butterfly Release is truly a healing moment to those of us who remember and miss our loved ones. We shed tears of emotion together, we smile together, and we heal together!
If you have more photos, please send them to us and we’ll add to our community album: [email protected]
Our Deepest Gratitude to:
- Sr. Bonnie MacLellan, General Superior, and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault St. Marie,
- Anthony Rota, MP Nipissing-Timiskaming
- Vic Fedeli, MPP Nipissing and Pat Fedeli
- Brian Bigger, Sudbury Mayor
- Al MacDonald, North Bay Mayor
- Scott Robertson, North Bay Councillor
- Randall McLaren, Bonfield Mayor
- Leo Jobin, Chisholm Mayor
- Scott Tod, Chief of North Bay Police
- Rogers Radio – CKAT, Rock and Kiss Radio Stations
- Mike Van Der Vlist, PHARA
- Jade Scognamillo, Heritage Gardeners
- Hariett Madigan, Clean Green Beautiful
- Kendall Karoglan, Home Instead
- Widdifield Lions Club, Verner Presse and Patrick Theoret
- Bonfield Lions Club, Allan and Judy Reid
We are honoured and humbled to have you with us!
Standing Ovation to our awesome local artists who poured their soul for NNPCN clients and the community in this celebration!
- Ron and Kim Breslin, Country Tune (Opening Act)
- NorthFacing Folk, Verdon Vaillancourt and Ken Hull jamming with John MacDonald (Featured Act)
- Jason Brock, Chapman Stick (Ecumenical Prayer and Moment of Silence)
- The North Bay Pipes and Drums (Butterfly Release March)
- The Ukeleles (Closing Act)
Special Mention to artist Angela Wright, Artist, for the donation of her beautiful artwork “Metamorphosis.”
Huge Thank You to our awesome Volunteers, Office Staff Alison Wilkes, Butterfly Release Team Lead Lane MacDermid, and our fabulous Students of the year, who worked hard from January to July to prepare and deliver the event.
Special Thank You to our Volunteers Laura and Norm Fischer, for the transportation and set up of the event; Crystal MacKenzie, for helping with donations and T-shirts tent; Dan Belanger, Pro Sound and Lighting, for the awesome quality of stage sound.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jason Brock and Jacqueline Cottrell, who celebrated their birthday with us, on July 13th, at the Butterfly Release!
Special thanks to Jacqui’s mom for the jam jars used for our Silent Auction .
In a recent study, Canadians were asked where they want to spend the last days of their lives: 86% of us said “At Home.”
In response to the will of ageing Canadians in our region, NNPCN is working hard to recruit, train and send our awesome Volunteers when they are needed the most, wherever our clients are!
Near North Palliative Care Network is the only Volunteer Visiting Hospice serving the whole community of Nipissing and East Parry Sound Districts, ON, Canada, since 1987. 32 years of loyal local services to our community.
Near North Palliative Care offers Volunteer Visiting Palliative Care and Caregivers’ Respite end-of-life Services. We also provide Grief and Bereavement Services to those who lost their loved one. All services are completely free of charge.
We serve locally in:
West Nipissing and East Parry Sound. As far east as Deux- Rivieres, west to Markstay- Warren, North to the boundaries of Temagami, and South to Powassan.
East Parry Sound. All along the bay.
Almaguin. South to Novar; East to Sand Lake; North to South River; West to Hamic Harbour. It includes 16 towns and villages in the townships of Kearny, McMurrich, Ryerson, Armour, Strong, Magnetawan and Machar.
Our catchment area includes North Bay, Sturgeon Falls, Mattawa, the Almaguin area (Restoule, South River, Port Loring, Magnetawan, Shawanaga, Burks Falls), Temagami area (Marten River, Owaissa, River Valley), Crystal Falls, Thorne, Ketchen and Eldee, Lavigne, Monetville, Wolseley Bay, Balsam Creek, Redbridge, Deerland, Astorville, Bonfield, Kiosk and your special neck of the woods.
If you feel alone in this journey, or just need a helping hand, phone us: 705-497-9239. Email [email protected]
Near North Palliative Care Network. Here for you when you need it the most!
THANK YOU, NORTH BAY! You are the most best, most supportive community EVER! Here’s the photo album of Near North Palliative Care Network 9th Live Butterfly Release Fundraiser, July 14th, 2018 at North Bay Waterfront, a touching community event that gathers friends from all over North Bay and area, to celebrate together our loved ones who passed away. We shed tears of emotion together, we smile together, and we heal together! To know more about NNPCN, please visit our website: http://nnpcn.com/
St. Joseph’s Motherhouse
2025 Main Street West, North Bay, ON P1B 2X6
Thursday, October 26th, 2017
CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS OF THE LAUNCH OF NNPCN ALMAGUIN!
SUNDAY MAY, 28TH, 2017, CASWELL RESORT.
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St. Joseph’s Motherhouse, North Bay, ON
Thursday, October 27th, 2016, 5 to 8 PM
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7th LIVE BUTTERFLY RELEASE FUND RAISER 2016
WHEN: SATURDAY, July 16, 2016, 11 AM to 1 PM.
WHERE: Kiwanis Band Shell, Waterfront, Memorial Drive, North Bay ON
The 7th Live Butterfly Release Fundraiser was the biggest butterfly release in the history of NNPCN. 500 Monarch Butterflies and Painted Ladies were released at North Bay waterfront. There were an estimated one thousand people present at the event. Thank you for your participation and support to the cause of free Visiting Hospice and Bereavement Support services in our community! See you next year, at the 8th Live Butterfly Fundraiser 2017, and please bring your family and friends!
DUE TO THE TREMENDOUS SUCCESS OF THE EVENT, NNPCN IS LAUNCHING THE CAMPAIGN “I SUPPORT MY LOCAL VISITING HOSPICE!”
The momentum created by the Butterfly Release was FABULOUS and NNPCN would like to see this fantastic support going forward. So we created a new online fundraising campaign option – “I SUPPORT MY LOCAL VISITING HOSPICE.”
You can continue to support NNPCN, our LOCAL VISITING HOSPICE, all year through! At Canada Helps, there is an option to become our monthly donor!
Please remember NNPCN between your Hydro and telephone bills, and SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL VISITING HOSPICE not only now but all year through!
YOUR DONATION MAKES FREE PALLIATIVE CARE VISITING HOSPICE AND BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT SERVICES HAPPEN IN OUR COMMUNITY! THANK YOU!
PLEASE DONATE GENEROUSLY TO THE CAUSE OF VISITING HOSPICE PALLIATIVE CARE AND GRIEF SUPPORT IN OUR COMMUNITY.
For more information, contact us!
E-mail: [email protected]
Visit: NNPCN Office at St. Joseph’s Motherhouse 2025 Main Street West. North Bay, ON, P1B2X6
Donate Online: click on one of the links below
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!
Come celebrate with us the awesome work of our volunteers! Show your solidarity to our clients and their families: your company makes all the difference at the 7th Annual Live Butterfly Release Fund Raiser 2016!
ONE MINUTE IN HEAVEN. Happened this afternoon at St. Joseph’s Motherhouse. Believe it or not, this is the FIRST CLASS of people who had never touched a harp. Anne-Marie Smith, our FABULOUS volunteer and local celebrity harp player, is giving THERAPY HARP WORKSHOPS at the Near North Palliative Care Network. Interested…? Give us a call! 705-497-9239
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 hosted by the Widdifield Lions Club. This meaningful moment is also an important fund raiser to the Near North Palliative Care Network. Your donation helps us to provide Hospice to Palliative Care clients, Respite to their Caregivers, and Grief Support to those who lost a loved ones. Our services are free of charge and we depend on your generosity to keep serving our community. Your support and constant presence also gives louder voice to the cause of Hospice Palliative Care in Ontario.
Meeting new people
Toni Girard (Left) and Ghislaine Séguin (Right), NNPCN Volunteers
Bev Charron (Left), NNPCN Volunteers with Ms. Baril
New Palliative Care Room at Mattawa General Hospital
Grand Opening April 30, 2009
Palliative Care room which includes day bed for family
Bev Charron, Sister Ginette Duguay, Nathalie Leclair (Program Administrator), June Brawshaw, Linda Minor and Wanda Baril-Bradley, NNPCN Volunteers
Conference room for palliative patients and their families along with their multi-disciplinary care team Wanda, June, Linda, Sister Ginette (NNPCN Volunteers)
The credenza and visual display board was purchased with the funds raised at last year ’s Near North Palliative Care’s Hike for Hospice: a total of $1,300.00
Thank you to all those who helped make this a reality!