Past Events

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St. Joseph's Hospice must raise $1.3 million each year to provide compassionate care at no cost for those living with an advanced illness, their family, caregivers, and the bereaved. Thank you to our generous community members and businesses who have chosen St. Joseph's Hospice as their charity of choice for their fundraising events and activities. See a variety of inspiring stories below. 

Aaliyah's Virtual Lemonade Stand

Aaliyah Gallant-Barons began fundraising in 2015, when she was 7 years old, for ALS Canada because her Papa, Ed Rossol, was diagnosed with ALS. She started by converting her Papa's garden shed into an art studio and sold her art for ALS.  

She learned that young people can make a huge difference! Since 2015, Aaliyah has raised over $20,000 to help find a cure for ALS and to help others with ALS.

Aaliyah's Papa was fortunate to spend his final three months at St. Joseph's Hospice where the staff and volunteers became his family and friends and she's already begun raising funds to support the work of hospice for future families. 
Her Dad bought the lumber and helped to build a lemonade stand. On Sunday, August 12, 2018 Aaliyah hosted her first Lemonade Stand and raised $1,333 for St. Joseph's Hospice but is looking to promote her fundraising activities throughout the year online. 

Take a look at her inspiring fundraising page here.

Tennis Tournament in Memory of Chris Roovers

Dedicated teacher and tennis coach, Christine Roovers, passed at St. Joseph's Hospice on September 8, 2017. In her memory, friends and family organized a tennis tournament at the London Hunt and Country Club.

24 teams competed and raised $260 for hospice palliative care. Conveners, Susanne Blouin, Krys Sikkema and Susan Graage hosted a wonderful event with support from community sponsors Courtesy Ford and Lincoln, Mary Kay, Royal LePage, Crossings Pub & Eatery, Succs on the Beach, Lady Savannah, Globally Local, Apropos, Sharon’s of Hyde Park and Joshua & Company.

Obiter Dicta - Western University

Obiter Dicta is Western Law's annual talent show, with proceeds supporting St. Joseph's Hospice. This is West
ern Law's most popular event, with more than 400 students and faculty attending annually. Over the past 18 years, Obiter Dicta has raised more than $121,000 to support those who benefit from the compassionate care and programs offered at St. Joseph's Hospice.

Obiter Dicta took place on March 7, 2018 at the London Music Hall and raised over $4,000 for Hospice!

Thank you
 to the Obiter Dicta Committee and our community of supporters who continue to make this event a major success. 

Bertoldi's Trattoria

Bertoldi's Italian Block Party
Three different areas in the restaurant represented three different regions of Italy: north, central and south. Attendees visited each station to taste food and wine from that region, while they enjoyed unique live music. The party was cocktail-style, giving attendees a chance to walk around while mixing and mingling both inside the restaurant and on the patio with a crowd of Hospice supporters and food lovers alike.

Thanks to Bob DiFruscia and the Bertoldi's team, as well as everyone who supported 
the event. 

Bertoldi's Italian Block Party 

Other successful community fundraisers for Hospice include:

- Hospice supporters Joan McNiven and Carol Nicholson held a card making workshop, raising $1,200 by selling beautiful greeting cards and teaching others how to create their own.

- Markus and Ann Marie Brunner organized a golf tournament with the Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada SW Ontario Chapter, that raised $1,750 for Hospice.

- The Sisters of St. Joseph hosted their own Hike for Hospice in their gardens, walking a total of 45 kilometres and raising funds for Hospice.

- Hospice was supported by the Springbank Road Races for several years, hosted by Runners' Choice and Hardick Chiropractic Centre.

- Toronto Maple Leaf Nazem Kadri and his family donated the $45,000 raised at his Charity Golf Classic to St. Joseph's Hospice in 2014.

- CGA Ontario held Trivilialities, a fun and philanthropic trivia night for St. Joseph's Hospice for 15 years, from 2001 to 2015. We are so grateful for all their hard work over the years.

Many, many more generous individuals and organizations have supported St. Joseph's Hospice through special events over the years. Thank you!


Bertoldi's Italian Block Party

Bertoldi's Italian Block Party 
 Nazem Kadri Golf Tournament

Nazem Kadri Golf Classic

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