Holland America Line’s Hosts Luncheon for Children’s Hospice

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Luncheon onboard ms Volendam

 

Holland America Line hosted a luncheon for the Canuck Place Children’s Hospice aboard ms Volendam Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the port of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
 

The event was attended by Victor De Bonis, chief operating officer of the Vancouver Canucks National League Hockey team, and John Garrett, sports commentator and former Canuck goaltender, who participated on a question-and-answer panel for attendees. Holland America Line has been a supporter of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice since 2005 through sponsorship of the annual Gift of Time Gala and shipboard luncheon events such as this one. After the luncheon, the 120 guests were invited to tour the ship.
 
“We are proud to support the incredible work done by Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and to be their community partner,” said Stein Kruse, chief executive officer, Holland America Group. “We are honored to be able to make a difference in the lives of these special children and their families.”
 
“Thank you to Holland America Line for their ongoing support of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice,” said Margaret McNeil, chief executive officer of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. “The support makes a difference to the children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them, and we are so honored to attend this luncheon on the beautiful Volendam and to have you as a caring partner.”
 
About Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is British Columbia’s recognized pediatric palliative care provider. Over 560 newborns, children and teens with life-threatening illnesses and their families receive care from CPCH through outreach programs and two provincial hospice locations; Vancouver and Abbotsford. Services include clinical respite and family support, pain and symptom management, 24-hour phone consultation support and in-house clinical care, art and education, recreation therapy, grief and loss counselling and end-of-life care. Through the investment of the community and our talented team and over 325 energetic volunteers we make a lasting difference in the lives of children and the families who love them. 

For more information, please visit www.canuckplace.org.
 
In addition to core services in the Hospice, Canuck Place provides consultation and education services to care providers and families. The counseling services are available to parents, siblings, loved ones and the child, to assist them in finding the courage and resources to cope with their challenges both during the child’s illness and after the child dies. For more information about Canuck Place, visit www.canuckplace.org.     
 
Each year, Holland America Line hosts more than 25 shipboard charity luncheons for nearly 5,000 guests in its homeport cities. In addition, Holland America Line and its corporate foundation’s charitable-giving programs provide cash sponsorships, in-kind donations, free- and reduced-fare cruise donations for nonprofit fundraising events, donations of usable shipboard items around the world, employee volunteerism and other philanthropic activities.

  • ms Volendam of Holland America Line

    ms Volendam of Holland America Line

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