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Creating a Compassionate Care Community: A Presentation and Discussion with Dr. Kathyrn Mannix


OCTOBER 19, 2023

7:00PM TO 8:30PM

A Conversation with Dr. Sammy Winemaker, M.D., and Dr. Hsien Seow,PHD: Hope for the Best, Plan for the Rest


OCTOBER 24, 2023

7:00PM TO 8:30PM

Dr. Kathryn Mannix will be with us on October 19 and 20, and Dr. Hsien Seow and Dr. Sammy Winemaker will be joining us from October 24 to 26.

Over the week, our special guests will be participating in a series of free targeted palliative care conversations for community partners, volunteers, health care providers, supporters, and Bow Valley residents.

We are honoured to have these special guests joining us for these important community conversations.

While we are happy to present these events for free to community, we always welcome donations to help us in our work and for our programs. if you would like to donate, you can do so here: THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION!

The Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley (PCSBV) is here for you.


Diagnosis of a life-changing illness can leave you and your loved ones feeling isolated, lonely, and afraid. Together we find a balance between understanding your diagnosis, nurturing your courage in the face of challenge and change, embracing your new normal, and preparing you to continue to live life for a long as possible-on your own terms.


We believe you, your family, and all Bow Valley residents have the right to compassionate palliative care, whether at home, hospice, hospital, or wherever you choose. Every day we share the path with those impacted by a life-changing illness, loss, and grief.


The palliative care journey is different for everyone. We create pathways to care, ensuring no one is left behind.


Changing the Dialogue - Elephant in the Room

At PCSBV, we actively encourage conversations about the diagnosis of a life-changing illness, the challenges of being a caregiver, dying and the impact of grief or loss.

For 2023, we want to invite you into a conversation about the one thing we all truly have in common and how we might live our best lives when we are faced with the inevitable. We want to talk openly and freely, learning from cultures and beliefs where this is common practice. To talk about the 'big thing' in the room that lives larger for some than others is an important conversation. Join us in the discussion.

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