News from the Acadia Commandery and the Maritimes
The following are a sampling of news covering the activities of the Acadia Commandery or hospice / palliative care news within the Maritimes. The articles are listed from the most current submissions to the more dated submissions. Click on any title of the article to invoke a pop-up window which will display the entire article with photos if available.

Why a medieval knight is on a quest to build a hospice in southwestern N.S.?

Don't be too surprised if you see a knight riding laps in Cornwallis Park, Annapolis County. David Cvet and his trusty steed are on a quest: to ride for 250 kilometres to raise money to build a hospice on the site....
CBC NS. Colleen Jones. September 16, 2021


I love this story...

David Cvet, dressed in 13th century medieval knight gear, along with his giant Percheron, Nya will ride 250 kms. They're raising awareness/funds for a much needed Fundy Hospice. His passion is to help the dying. Full story tonight on CBCTV @ 6...
Twitter. ColleenJonesCBC. September 16, 2021


Live Interview with David Cvet on the Quest for Fundy Hospice Ride

A live interview with David in 12th century medieval accoutreemnts discussing with Ana Almeida on CTV News Atlantic the unique approach to raising funds for the Fundy Hospice in his community...
CTV News Atlantic. Ana Almeida. September 13, 2021


Unique Fundraiser To Support First-ever Hospice in Southwest Nova Scotia

The Atalanta Hospice Society has taken the first steps in establishing a residential-style hospice in southwest Nova Scotia, and are holding a one-of-a-kind fundraiser to assist with making the hospice a reality...
Global News. Alyse Hand. September 13, 2021


Quest ride part of campaign to raise $3.5 million for construction of hospice in southwest N.S.

The Atalanta Hospice Society is turning back to medieval times for future needs by sponsoring a five-day ‘Quest for Fundy Hospice’ at Cornwallis Park from Sept. 15-19. This event is to raise awareness and funds in the effort to construct a residential-style hospice to serve the residents of Annapolis and Digby municipalities and the surrounding areas...
Saltwire. Contributed. September 12, 2021


Knight Rider Undertakes Quest for Fundy Hospice

An advertisement in the popular Clare Shopper promoting the Quest for Fundy Hospice on a full page advert in Issue No. 916...
  Clare Shopper. Contributed. September 9, 2021


Digby-area hospice project at 'early stage' but progressing

Spokesman for group says they hope a donation of land in Cornwallis Park will show they are serious about building a hospice. They still have a long way to go, but a spokesman for a group hoping to build a residential hospice in the Digby area says a donation of land earlier this year was a significant step forward, as they continue to seek support and try to build momentum for the initiative.
Digby Courier. Eric Bourque. August 24, 2019


'My dad died with love, what more could you ask for' Hospice group hopes to see a hospice home open in Digby County

The Atalanta Hospice Society held an information event at the Mountain Gap, Tuesday evening, September 18th. The purpose was to inform the attendees of the plans and objectives of the hospice group. Ross McLean was invited to share his experiences with respect to the Muskoka Hospice project with those in attendance...
Digby Courier. Amanda Doucette. September 20, 2018


Group proposing hospice for Digby

A spokesperson for a group that wants to see a five-to-10-bed residential hospice established in the Digby area says they are gathering information and trying to get the word out about the idea. David Cvet, co-founder of the Atalanta Hospice Society, which is pursuing the project, says they feel it’s important and are looking for community support...
Digby Courier. Eric Bourque. March 02, 2018


Home Caregiver Support Program Review

The Home Caregiver Support Program, however, provides caregivers an opportunity to prepare for the experience and assist in this much needed role. Together with “A Caregiver’s Guide”, this on-line program informs and prepares the caregiver (both lay and professional) to better help a loved one, family member or friend to die at home or in a hospice setting...
Acadia Commandery. Ken Buchholz, MD, CCFP, FCFP, OSJ. February 21, 2018


Halifax Hospice to help terminally ill live comfortably

A life well lived deserves a fitting and dignified end. “Hospice is about living life well to the end versus being about dying,” Wendy Fraser, chief executive officer of Halifax Hospice, said Monday as the non-profit organization unveiled plans for its $6-million south-end Halifax building....
Chronicle Herald. Francis Campbell. October 17, 2017


New Hospice Initiative in the Maritimes Kick Started by the Order

Members of the Acadia Commandery of the Order of Saint Lazarus, Grand Priory in Canada have undertaken a journey to raise funds and capital for the establishment of a 5-10 bed residential hospice in Digby, NS.....
Acadia Commandery. David M. Cvet, CLJ, KLW. September 28, 2017


Donation by the Acadia Commandery, Order of Saint Lazarus to the Greater Moncton Hospice Society, New Brunswick

The Military Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem recently presented the Hospice of Greater Moncton with a $1,500 donation......
Acadia Commandery. Dame Dennice Leahey, CM, DCLJ. April 02, 2017


Donation by Saint Lazarus to the Colchester East Hants Health Center Truro, Nova Scotia

Following the death of his father, Don Bubar, President and CEO of Avalon Rare Metals and his sister having been very impressed with the care given by the CEHHC in Truro donated $30,000 to build a palliative care terrace and garden outside the Palliative care unit of the hospital......
Acadia Commandery. Dame Dennice Leahey, CM, DCLJ. December 03, 2016


Sheldrake Island lepers remembered in project for Canada 150

A little-known story of how lepers lived and were treated on an island located in the Miramichi River in New Brunswick is going to receive national recognition after being selected for the Lost Stories Project, part of Canada 150......
CBC News. Gail Harding. October 30, 2016


LETHBRIDGE: Hospice care is overdue

My friend Lin died in a hospice. It was a friendly place, a regular house in a quiet residential neighbourhood. There were fresh-cut flowers on the dining room table, which was covered with the sort of tablecloth you might have found in your grandmother's house.....
Chronicle Herald. Gail Lethbridge. August 26, 2016


Valley Hospice aims to give a better quality of life at the end

A much-needed and wanted community of care for the dying and the living will finally be a reality in the Annapolis Valley, thanks to the hard work of so many for so long....
Chronicle Herald. August 18, 2016


Atlantic School of Theology community mourns founder Archbishop James Martin Hayes

The Honourable Mayann Francis, Chair of the Board of Governors, and The Rev. Neale Bennet, President of Atlantic School of Theology (AST), express the University’s sorrow and gratitude on the passing of Archbishop James Martin Hayes (Holy Heart Seminary ’47, Atlantic School of Theology Doctor of Divinity ‘87)...
AST News. August 2, 2016


In support of Hospice Fredericton

At a ceremony held on Friday, in Fredericton, the Acadia Commandery of the Order of St. Lazarus presented the second final instalment of the Acadia Commandery in support of new Hospice Fredericton which is shortly to be inaugurated...
Daily Gleaner-Telegraph Journal. 8 janvier 2016