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2020 - Hearts for Hospice Gala raises almost $24,000

Updated: Apr 23, 2020

Written By Melissa Gonzalez (2020 QDHPCA President)

The 19th Annual Hearts for Hospice Fundraiser Gala was held this past Saturday, February 8th at the Senior’s Center in Quesnel. It was a wonderful evening, including a silent auction, basket raffles, a 50/50 draw, dessert auction, live auction and grand prize raffle which included: round trip flights to Vancouver, a pair of Canucks tickets (3rd row from the ice), hotel accommodations and a $500 VISA gift card!!! This amazing prize was won by Honey Affleck.

The Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Association is a non-profit organization who seeks to ensure the best possible care for individuals, and their families who are facing life limiting illnesses, who need end of life care and grief and bereavement support.

As an association we raise funds each year to support palliative patients in our community. We purchase much needed equipment, such as specialized mattresses, wheelchairs, and cushions that provide clinical comfort in seating and positioning for long-term or complex care patients. Much of this equipment is to aid bed ridden patients, those with little or no mobility, improving their end of life care.

We also train volunteers to provide emotional and practical support by comforting individuals and their loved ones. Our volunteers sit with patients in Hospice, at GR Baker Hospital, at Dunrovin, and in the community should they choose to remain at home. The volunteers provide companionship, respite care and vigil support at end of life. As an association we advocate for quality palliative care in our community.

We are extremely grateful to all our sponsors and donors. Thank you to all the artisans, businesses and individuals who donated items. Our community has been very generous.

We hope to see everyone out again next year!

Host Venue

Quesnel Senior's Center

Caterer & Bar Service

Craig's Table

Safe Ride Home

AC&D Insurance

Advertising Production

Big Country Printers

Masters of Ceremonies

George Henderson

Morgan Meir


Keith Corbett

Auctioneer Assistants

The Quesnel Ambassadors


DJ Brad Williams

Raffle Tickets & 50/50 Draw Ticket Vendors

Peggy Mckenzie

Integris Credit Union Staff

Auction Management & Cashiers

Peggy McKenzie

Debbie Wiens

Integris Credit Union Staff

Corporate Sponsors


Autow Quesnel Towing

Best Living Home Care

Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Service Electric


Artique Farms


Fraserview Pharmacy

Cariboo Country


Dunkley Lumber

All West Glass

Centerline Fix Auto

South Quesnel Liquor Store

Wine for Corporate Sponsor tables


Billy Barker Hotel


Cariboo Hotel

Extra Foods


Golden Bamboo

Heavy D's

Himalayan Kitchen

JD Meats


Save On Foods


Dessert Auction

Brenda Gardiner

Jennifer Linegar-Johnston

Carol Weremy

Linda Lecomte

Kordula & George Thompson

Leah Combs

Dawn Wiley

May Bateman

Barb Clayton

Adrian Monych

Sally Service

Quesnel Bakery

Quesnel Wood Turners Guild

Evie Bassett

Laurie-Ann Roodenburg

Silent & Live Auction Donors

Honey Affleck

Amelia's Quilts

Antique Machine Park

Linda Atkins

Linda Atkinson

Attitude South

Barber Shop on Reid

Barkerville Brewing

Barkerville Historic Town Society

Norm Beckman

Berge's Styling

Best Living Home Care

Sandra Borgum

Joanne Bowden

Kathy Breadner

Audrey Broughton

Sandy Brunt

Kathy Buxton

Calico Building co. (Cathy Manning)

Cariboo Knits

Patty Christianson

Barb Clapton

Michelle Connely

Judy Crannis

Beth Crosson

Claire Dean

Judith Desbrisay

Denco Lighting

Maria DeJong

Marg Dinsdale

Debbie Dotto

Carolyn Draginov

Faye Dredge

Cheryl Dyer

Eagles Building Supplies

Charlie Epstein

Wendy Fisher

Fox Dairy

Fraser River Chevrolet

Rick Fuerstenberg

Susan Gook

Handcrafted by Heinz Moncher

Merna Hardie

Hello Promotions

Hi Chic & Essential Balance Esthetics

Judy Hillman

Kay Honour

Gary Horley

Randy Horley

Jepson Petroleum

Karin's Health Foods

Christine Kraayvanger

Marlee Kolody

Lucky J Creations (Betty Jackson)

Luxarose (Katy Tataryn)

Brenda McCauley

Nora McMuldroch

Vi Martens

Larry Martens

Judy Monych

Jean Muir

Murray Restorations

Norm's Yard Art

North Star House Farm (Kathy Heinzelman & Paul Zeegers)

Northern Flowers

Cheryl Norquay

Maria Novak

Pampered Chef (Trudy Bentley)

Ron Paul

Pat Peeke-Voute

PMT Accounting

Connie Pomeroy

Marty Put

Quesnel Live Arts

Quesnel Pump & Supply

Quesnel Quilters Guild

Qusenel Sand & Gravel

Red Tomato Pie

Marilyn Rollo

Ruby's Nursery

Margot Rose

Marj Sales

Save On Foods

Ashley Schmidt

Lynn Schwehr

Sharks Club

Ted Stahl

Zoe Strang

Sun & Sage Yoga

Verna Teichroeb


Dennis Toombs

Video Game Party Truck (Carlos Gonzalez)

Lin Weich

Willis Harper (Home Hardware)

Kieth & Wilma Wick

Lynne Wright

Marion Zaruk

Bucket Draw Basket Item Donors

Alexandria Women's Institute

Brenda Bare

Joanne Bowden

Kathy Breadner

Audrey Broughton

Lindsay Brunt

Sandy Brunt

Judy Crannis

Dog's Grooming (Leslie Olsen)

Marg Dinsdale

Domino's Pizza

Edgewood Farm

Faye Dredge

Fix Auto

Fountain Tire

Green Tree Health

Merna Hardie

Karin's Deli

Katsura Soap Company


Marlee Kolody

Cora Koyama

Christine Kraayvanger

Brenda McCauley

Nestel Pottery

Signe Nielson

Paradise Salon & Spa

Pinnacles Stove

Reason to Run

Lynn Schwehr

Rosamarie Shopa

Spa Rivier

Barb Taylor

Verna Teichroeb

Tiny Treats

Triple L Trophies

West Quesnel Barber Shop

Merial Wild

Winter Photo

Marion Zaruk

Thank You to our decorating team for the wonderful job

Live Auction & Dessert Auction Items

Basket Bucket Draws

Right to Left

Louise Scott, Carol Weremy, Barb Watson

Our MC for the evening: George Henderson

Our Auctioneer: Keith Corbett

Auctioneer Assistants: The Quesnel Ambassadors

Right to Left

Melissa Gonzales (QDHPCA President)

Suzannah Meir (QDHPCA Executive Secretary/Volunteer Coordinator)

Craig's Table

Our wonderful caterer and bar service

For only $30 a box, there was a 1 in 150 chance of winning a weekend for a round trip flights to Vancouver for two people, two Canucks/Bruins tickets (3rd row from the ice), hotel accommodations and a $500 VISA gift card.

Thank You to the Integris Staff for selling our raffle boxes and tickets to the 50/50 draw

Our Grand Prize winner, Honey Affleck, of round trip flights to Vancouver for two, a pair of Canucks tickets (3rd row from the ice), hotel accommodations and a $500 VISA gift card

QDHPCA Gala Committee

Honey Affleck

Sandy Brunt

Sherry Webster

Diane de Vrys

Louise Scott

Suzannah Meir

Melissa Gonzalez

Carol Weremy

Judy Monych

Brittany Marsh

Peggy McKenzie

Pat Morton

Karen Fowler

Barb Watson

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