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