5th Annual Hike for Hospice – Sunday May 7, 2017


We raised $27,000 for a new Hospice Palliative Care Volunteer Program... THANK YOU!

Show your love by joining our 5 km hike along the historic rail bed starting at KCA School in Kentville, NS

Find out more & Register on line:


Registration Form
Pledge Sheet
Information Sheet

A new Hospice for the Annapolis Valley is a go! As we work towards breaking ground in 2017, we also acknowledge the essential role of dedicated and well trained volunteers in achieving our vision for excellence in Hospice Palliative Care in the Annapolis Valley.

This year the Hike will help to support a planned approach for volunteer involvement in Hospice Palliative Care- in our Valley community and in our future Hospice.

Hike for Hospice is presented and hosted by the staff and partners of Grant Thornton LLP Kentville in memory of friend and colleague, Virginia Smith.

Pledge sheets and registration forms are available at these locations:

  • Grant Thornton, LLP Kentville, 15 Webster Street, Kentville
  • Valley Regional Hospital lobby - Kentville
  • Valley Hospice Foundation, EKM Health Centre, Wolfville.


“This charity is important to me as I've seen first hand how the final moments of life can support both the person leaving and the ones that are left. My father was able to die peacefully with his family around him due to a Hospice program. So I experienced, first hand, the benefits. They not only made it better for him, but also for us, his family. I also was there, when my father‐in‐law passed away in the hospital. Although the hospital staff were wonderful, I couldn’t help but compare the differences. I fervently wish we all can benefit from the comforts a hospice provides, because like taxes, death is the one thing we cannot avoid forever. It is a stressful, but natural and necessary part of life. Having a facility separated from the hospital, with people educated specifically in the death and dying process, is close to being realized, right here in the valley. The family will be able stay, which will make better use of limited time left, in a calmer environment, that also has medical support.”

Jaye Cartney, Hiker