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Heartland Hospice's Spurs & Stilettos event to feature the Johner Brothers, a banquet, and cabaret

Proceeds from the upcoming 10th anniversary fundraiser will help Heartland Hospice provide three fully furnished hospice rooms for the community at Pioneer Lodge

To celebrate 10 years in the community and with the hope of completing its capital campaign to provide three fully furnished hospice care rooms at Pioneer Lodge, Heartland Hospice of Moose Jaw is announcing an upcoming cabaret you don’t want to miss.

The upcoming fundraiser, Spurs & Stilettos, will also feature Saskatchewan legends of country, the Johner Brothers, live in concert starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, April 12 at the Moose Jaw Events Centre.

“It really is just about collaborating, visiting with friends and family, and really just celebrating the great success that Heartland Hospice has been able to (achieve) in just under two years,” explained Angela Sereda, chair of Heartland Hospice in Moose Jaw.

Heartland Hospice has never hosted a gala of this magnitude, but for the organization’s 10th anniversary, and with the conclusion of the capital campaign in sight, Sereda said exceptions can be made.

After receiving an incredible amount of support for its capital campaign from the local agricultural and business community, she's looking to pay it forward.

“As a celebration with the agricultural community and businesses that have supported probably up to half of our capital campaign up to date, it was only fitting that we did more of an agricultural theme as a way of thanking them.”

This is where the idea for Spurs & Stilettos was born.

As the night unfolds, supper will be followed by a short program announcing where Heartland Hospice is in its Capital Campaign project.

Established in May 2022, the capital campaign has a projected target of reaching $1 million to be used in the creation of these hospice care spaces in Moose Jaw. Currently, the total is sitting at $780,000, and Sereda hopes to move this number skyward at the fundraiser.

“We’re excited to reach that target, and hopefully with this fundraiser that’s happening in April we’ll be able to push that over the finish line,” she said.

Following the announcement, everyone can kick off their shoes and join in a celebratory cabaret that will run until midnight.

“People can dress up, (or) they can dress down – whatever they feel comfortable in, they can wear to the event. We just know everyone will have a great time.”

Guests have much to celebrate, of course, as all proceeds will be going toward a noble cause. Heartland Hospice aims to complete three fully furnished hospice palliative care bedrooms at Pioneer Lodge, provide a fully renovated and furnished family room complete with library resources, and to continue developing its Serenity Garden at the care home.

The plan also includes a sacred space that can be used for patients throughout the entire facility.

“All of those funds from the Capital Campaign will go into creating that special space,” Sereda explained.

“(A) hospice room is really about creating a space for a patient and the family in their end-of-life journey, where they’re surrounded by wrap-around supports and care. (It provides) more of a home-like feel, instead of a hospital feel.”

In these hospice rooms, family members can come and go as they please, and all rooms come equipped with an en suite kitchenette. Sereda said there’s ongoing access to the nearby Serenity Garden maintained by the organization, and it’s all about creating the comforts of home during their stay.

To purchase tickets for the upcoming Spurs & Stilettos cabaret, visit

Heartland Hospice of Moose Jaw also has a link to purchase tickets on its Facebook page, ‘Heartland Hospice,’ and on its website at

Tickets can also be purchased from the Moose Jaw Events Centre box office located at 110 First Avenue Northwest. To reach the box office, the number is 306-694-4600.

“We just hope everyone can come out and support Heartland Hospice on this exciting milestone that we’ve reached this year," Sereda concluded.

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