The PCSBV currently has 63 enthusiastic members and volunteers. Together, we have embarked upon a program to create community awareness and engagement around the PCSBV, develop a more broad membership base and build upon links to existing palliative care groups in the Bow Valley. Having achieved incorporation as a society and registered charity status, and elected a new Board of Directors, work is now ramping up to promote collaboration throughout the 10 Bow Valley communities identified by the PCSBV, from Cochrane to Lake Louise, including the Stoney Nakoda First Nation.

We aspire to ensure availability of high-quality, primary, rural, palliative and end-of-life care. This includes construction of a palliative care house with up to 12 hospice beds and a full spectrum of palliative day programs and counselling services in Canmore.

Capital cost of land is projected to be $2MM. Capital cost of the building at this early stage is projected to be $6.3MM. Building commission date may be as early as 2022. Annual number of patient days are forecast to be 4,030.

The PCSBV Board of Directors are:

  • Brian Callaghan, Director
  • Norm Dreger, Chair
  • Blair Dunbar, Director
  • Doug Fraser, Treasurer
  • Julie Hamilton, Director, Fund Development
  • Dr. Catharine Hinds, Director
  • Bruce Knowlden, Director, Communications and Education
  • Deb Mayberry, Director, Volunteers
  • Barbara Price, Secretary
  • Dr. Martin Tweeddale, Vice Chair

We welcome any comments or suggestions you have!