The 100 Mile District Hospice Society is so proud to organize the Butterfly Brushes Events.
It gives us great joy, bringing our amazing community together with local artists, and seeing all the inspiring creative expressions on canvas. knowing that all proceeds go to such a good cause, it is inspiring to see so many friendly faces at every event.
Last month, we were honoured to have artist Kim Johnston. She has been painting for over 20 year. What started as a hobby soon grew into a pursuit and eventually, she became a certified Artist and then Teacher. Kim finds painting very relaxing and rewarding and love sharing her knowledge and experiences with others.
This event was a huge success, and we are thankful for all the people who attended, and for their generous donations that go directly to helping local Hospice programs. Thank You!
- Kerri Mingo – Coming up in March
- Penny Baily – February 2020
- Kim Johnston – January 2020
- Bobbie Crane – December 2019
- Debra Osborne – May 2017
Video Published by 100 Mile Free Press
Debra Osborne – Artist
Excerpt from BC Local News
When Osborne’s late husband, Chester Zaplotynsky, was dealing with a terminal cancer diagnosis, Osborne got in touch with the society. They began to help Osborne and her husband, sending people to watch hockey games with Zaplotynsky, helping with supplies for his pain and giving Osborne some relief.
“It didn’t cost me a penny, but it gave me such a breather. Relieving that burden for two or three hours made such a difference,” she says. “It was so nice to have that breathing space because when you’re at home, I was so worried about him.”
After he died, the hospice continued to call Osborne to check in with her.
“It was like an old friend. They understand your life and what you’ve gone through.”
It’s important for people to have people who know what they are going through, says Palliative Care Society Board Director Val Clemont.
“There is a light at the end of the tunnel, the loss is huge, the pain is excruciating, but there is somebody there.”
The money raised by the Butterfly Brushes event will go to programs like this run by the 100 Mile Hospice.