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Heartland Hospice to host silent auction, raffle in support of hospice expansion

To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, Heartland Hospice is announcing the launch of its silent auction and WestJet Gift of Flight Raffle to support the ongoing Capital Campaign with the goal of expanding hospice care options at Pioneer Lodge

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Heartland Hospice is announcing the launch of its silent auction and WestJet Gift of Flight Raffle to support the ongoing capital campaign with the goal of expanding hospice care options at Pioneer Lodge.

Both fundraising efforts are set to end at 9 p.m. on Friday, April 12, which will take place during the upcoming Spurs & Stilettos Cabaret fundraiser featuring the Johner Brothers at the Moose Jaw Events Centre.

Doors for the cabaret open at 6 p.m. and social cocktails will run from 6 – 7 p.m., followed by dinner from 7 – 8 p.m., and programming from between 8 – 9 p.m.

The night’s programming will include an updated announcement on Heartland Hospice’s capital campaign progress, a few introductory remarks, and a statement by Sask. Party MLA Tim McLeod.

This will be followed with a short auction led by Scott Johnstone from Johnstone Auction Mart featuring a Western theme and the winner of the Gift of Flight Raffle will be announced at around 9 p.m.

Once the programming has concluded, the Johner Brothers will perform from 9 p.m. until midnight.

The upcoming duo of fundraising initiatives will also form the largest single fundraising effort to date for the Moose Jaw-based non-profit.

“This is the largest fundraising event we’ve done to date, and the reason (is because) it’s a celebration for us – it’s the 10-year anniversary of the founding of Heartland Hospice…,” said Sara Bryan, vice-chair of Heartland Hospice Moose Jaw.

Proceeds from the night will go toward the capital campaign to be used in the upcoming hospice expansion project at Pioneer Lodge.

C&S Builders will lead the project and the goal to see three new hospice care bedrooms, a shared kitchenette, sacred space, and an outdoor serenity garden that is currently in development. Several of these shared spaces will be open to all residents of Pioneer Lodge and the serenity garden will provide an uplifting view from many rooms at the care home.

The goal of the project, Bryan said, is to create “a space that looks more like home during (a resident’s) end-of-life journey.”

Since around half of the donations to support the capital campaign project and a “tremendous amount of support” has come from the agricultural community, Bryan said the night will showcase a Western theme as “a salute” for all the support.

Staff at the Moose Jaw Events Centre will provide catering with a roast beef dinner and an assortment of pies for dessert. Guests can start the night by kicking off their boots with a series of specialty cocktails, which Bryan said will also follow this Western theme.

The auction will feature a few Western-themed entries including a wine wagon donated by the Moose Jaw Co-op, and in one other example, Prairie Janitorial Supply will be providing a portable barbecue and smoker package on which to bid.

There will also be several other “amazing prizes” including a framed Yvette Moore painting, autographed merchandise by such names as Ryan Getzlaf, and members of Buckcherry signed a record during their recent visit to the Notorious City which will be included in the mix.

Beyond that, Bryan said you’ll just have to attend to find out what else is in store.

For the Gift of Flight Raffle, WestJet is offering tickets for two to anywhere WestJet flies. The offer includes a return-trip flight, departure from any airport where WestJet operates, and the value is covered up to $4,800.

Heartland Hospice operates with the vision of creating an end-of-life haven for individuals and their families while being supported by a circle of compassionate care and support. More information can be found online at

To enter the ongoing virtual silent auction, visit

To enter the raffle draw, visit

To get your tickets for the upcoming Spurs & Stilettos cabaret fundraiser on Friday, April 12, visit

For more information, contact Heartland Hospice Moose Jaw at 306-690-8699 or send an email to

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