Capital Campaign 2023
Expanded Hospice Care in Moose Jaw
Since the inception of Heartland Hospice Moose Jaw Inc. in 2014, we have been blessed by numerous contributions from within our community and beyond our province’s borders. The Early Bird Lions Club was one of our first organizational partnerships with a $10,000 donation in 2019. That donation, along with contributions from individuals and businesses, was utilized to furnish the first and only hospice bedroom which included items such as a palliative air mattress, TV, Recliner Chairs for the family and many more items.
Effectively tracking Bed Utilization over the past three years in Moose Jaw, it has demonstrated that One (1) bedroom is not enough to service our entire community and surrounding area, which is why we are now looking towards our community to help us raise funds for an expansion at Pioneer Lodge. Heartland Hospice Moose Jaw In collaboration with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and the Ministry of Health, are now working together to enhance palliative care services in Moose Jaw with an expansion project. This expansion project entails:
- Create, furnish and decorate THREE (3) Hospice Palliative bedrooms
- Renovate, furnish and decorate ONE (1) Family Room complete with library resources and family-friendly activities
- A Sacred Space accessible to entire facility to use
- Continued development of the Serenity Garden
- Creation of a family access door which will allow entrance outside of the Long-Term Care home entrance
To find out more about Yvette, her work, and her gallery, please visit https://www.yvettemoore.com
It has been an absolute pleasure and blessing to work with Yvette Moore on the original creation she painted exclusively for Major Donors to the Heartland Hospice Capital Campaign.
Yvette’s passion for detail and artistic realism has adorned the walls and inspired the memories of collectors from around the world. She articulates style gracefully, telling the stories of the prairies through her portrayals of the life, people, and surroundings that make Saskatchewan such a rich and fulfilling place to live and grow.
At our May of 2023 gala, Yvette Moore’s presented her original lily painting entitled ‘Petals of Hope’, which she gifted to Heartland Hospice. Yvette discussed its meaning (see below) and it was announced that if Heartland Hospice receives a $250,000 donor they not only will have the honour of naming the entire hospice wing, but they will also receive Yvette’s ORIGINAL painting!!
In Yvette’s own words from the presentation: “When approached in 2022 by Heartland Hospice Board Chair, Angela Sereda, her vision, that was shared by her and her board members immediately struck me. Their dream to enhance hospice care in our region was inspiring and I was intrigued to participate. Their goal was to add more palliative care beds and renovate their outdoor garden for a peaceful retreat for residents. In whatever way I could offer my artistic hand, I was on board.
My father was in palliative care nearly twenty-five years ago. Firsthand, my family experienced the care that is needed and was blessed to have received the care that was given. The difficult reality is likely that other loved ones will need the same loving care in the future.
Angela approached me with the vision to create a piece that would represent the heart of their organization and that the work of art could be used to gift the major donors of the foundation, and the memory—and hope—that it embodies. The story of Arlene Kolosky was shared with me and her journey in May of 2013. Arlene began to advocate for Hospice Palliative Care in Moose Jaw as she herself was facing her end-of-life journey. As I learned more about Arlene, her love of Asiatic Lilies stood out. This was the clear choice for the symbol meant to embody the logo of the organization through art.
Lilies symbolize hope: and it became the story that I wanted to paint. As the painting evolved, I could understand how the organization chose to use a simple white lily that portrays so much meaning for the dream that Arlene had many years ago and how this board continues to commit to making her dream—and their dreams—come true.”