This week, Sandra and I enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Feeling the Love Valentines Dinner and Dance. The proceeds went to support Hospice Halifax. We were proud to celebrate our Valentines Day at this event with so many people who are dedicated to improving our healthcare system.
It was also nice to see my old friend Bill Carr performing as emcee. Bill’s unique combination of spiritualism, thoughtful comedy, and sense of fun always amazed me.
The band, the Mellotones, played all night long. Sandra says she can’t remember the last time we were out dancing. I don’t think it was THAT long ago but she has a point. Still, it was nice to have dinner with so many old friends, meet some new ones and dance the night away.
Feeling the Love Valentines Dinner and Dance supports a great cause. I have met with many hard –working and dedicated volunteers across the province who want to bring hospice care to Nova Scotian families.
Hospices are an important part of our healthcare system. They provide patient comfort and dignity to the end of life. This is a right everyone deserves. It is heart-warming to see so many Nova Scotians, in different parts of the province, raising money to get them built.
I have had several meetings with the hospice group in Amherst and get regular updates on the proposed hospice in the Annapolis Valley. I have visited the site of the Halifax hospice on the grounds of the Atlantic School of Theology. All are busy raising money for construction of a hospice centre and hoping for the OK from the provincial government.
We will continue urge the government to make sure these important hospices are built. They will be an important part of our healthcare system. Sandra and I are pleased to support them.