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Annual Memorial Butterfly Release

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On behalf of Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care, we would like to invite all to release a butterfly in memory of a loved one at their Annual Memorial Butterfly Release being held on Sunday, July 24 at 1 PM in Watertower Park (Barry’s Bay).

Butterflies are a symbol of hope and transformation. The release of the butterfly is said to be a healing experience that can comfort family and friends suffering from the loss of a loved one. It provides an opportunity to celebrate the life of your loved one and cherish special memories as we watch our own butterfly emerge, spread its wings and fly away.

The event will include a memorial ceremony that will feature live music and an inspirational message from our guest speaker, Dawn Cruchet (Retired Grief & Bereavement Specialist).

We will then gather in the park to share in the symbolic release of live monarch butterflies.

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If you are unable to attend the event but would still like to order a butterfly for release, we will also do a mass release with help from children that attend the event.

The deadline to reserve a live butterfly for release at the event is May 10.

Butterflies are $35 each or 3 Butterflies for $100.

Proceeds from the Butterfly Release will help support hospice/palliative care services in our community including Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care, Valley Manor and St. Francis Memorial Hospital.

Please call the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation at 613-756- 3045 ext 217 or drop by our office located at main entrance of St. Francis Memorial Hospital.

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.

Butterflies can also be reserved on-line on the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation website here.


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