Hike for Hospice happening on May 5th

Hike for Hospice happening on May 5th

(Vanessa Broadbent photo)

Desert Valley Hospice Society

The Town of Oliver will join thousands of people across the country, as they come together in order to raise funds for hospice palliative care programs and services. In the 17th year of the Hike for Hospice Palliative Care, Desert Valley Hospice Society Site is more excited than ever to host this year’s Hike, to be held Sunday, May 5 at noon at Lions Park in Oliver.

“Desert Valley’s annual Hike for Hospice is a fun, family and fur-friendly event that raises funds and awareness for our clients and families, and end-of-life care in Oliver, Osoyoos and OK Falls. We are excited to be back in Lions Park in Oliver again this year,” said Donna Gordan, Executive Director. “New this year to the event is local entertainment and activities for the kids. Double Sop Creek takes to the stage at 1:00 p.m. and there will be a bouncy castle for the kids. It’s a great family afternoon event.”

While the Hike is coordinated nationally, 100% of the funds raised in our community remain here. The funds raised this year by Desert Valley Hospice Society will be used to support our programs and services offered at no charge in the three communities.

Nationally, hospice palliative care programs are still at least 50% funded by charitable donations, and families must bear part of the cost of dying at home, in longer-term care – almost anywhere outside a hospital. The money raised through the Hike provides physical, emotional and social assistance to patients and their families and loved ones. Desert Valley Hospice Society, many other hospice organizations and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association are working toward ensuring that more Canadians, especially in our own community, receive the end-of-life care they wish for.

Registrations and donations can be made online or at the Hike on May 5, 2019.To support or participate in Hike for Hospice Palliative Care, or for more information, please contact Donna Gordan at 250-495-1590 ext. 102. You may also visit our website at www.desertvalleyhospice.org.


  1. I am in the advanced stage of COPD and am unable to walk but would love to be able to join in on my electric cart. Would this be possible? I would be willing to ride at the back of the pack.