(Berwick Qualicum Beach photo)

(Berwick Qualicum Beach photo)

Community invited to butterfly release memorial event July 7

Oceanside Hospice invites public to honour memory of loved ones

Oceanside Hospice and Berwick Qualicum Beach invite the public to honour the memory of a loved one by releasing a butterfly on July 7 at 10 a.m.

The butterfly is utilized as a symbol by hospice organizations around the world, to represent transition and transformation, according to a news release by Oceanside Hospice Society.

Tickets are $25 and include complimentary coffee, tea and cookies. To purchase a ticket, please contact Oceanside Hospice at 250-752-6227 or email shianne@oceansidehospice.com.

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Proceeds from the event will help Oceanside Hospice Society continue to serve individuals and families facing end-of-life issues.

The Oceanside Hospice Resource Centre serves the communities of Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Nanoose Bay, Deep Bay, Bowser, Qualicum Bay, Errington, Coombs, Hillers and Whiskey Creek.

Services include a medical equipment loan program, grief counselling, one-to-one grief support, holistic self-care and a lending library.

Note: The original version of this story erroneously included a photo of the Gardens at Qualicum Beach, rather than Berwick Qualicum Beach.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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