Have a grown up girls’ playdate

Butterfly Brushes event to raise money for hospice

Val Clemont

Val Clemont

Butterfly Brushes is back again this year and this year they’re hoping to go bigger than ever. This year they’ve moved venues and are hoping for 40 to 50 people says Val Clemont, Board Director for the 100 Mile District Palliative Care Society.

“We’re hoping to make it an annual event just because it’s a fun evening.

“All these moms are always making playdates for their kids. What I’m saying is, this is a grown up girls’ playdate like come on out and play that night. The only stipulation for me is if you’re no fun don’t come. If you’re fun we want you to come out and play.”

At the event, a fundraiser for the 100 Mile Hospice Programs, participants will learn to paint with artist Cheryl Gauthier, who’s donating her time.

“All of the money we’re raising all stays right here in the community. That for me is huge … With the Butterfly Brushes we supply all of the paints, all of the canvasses, all of the aprons, the whole shebang. The only thing this year is that we will have a little glass of wine that the ladies can purchase. … Of course, there will be tea and coffee and a wee nibble.”

The 100 Mile Hospice Palliative Care Society helps people transition near the end of life.

“The work that hospice does is incredible for this community.

“It’s a gift to this community. Any hospice, if you’ve ever had anything to do with them, that’s what you find is the greatest thing is the gift that it gives to families and those who are terminally ill. We do everything we can to keep them comfortable and allow them to be able to pass and make that transition, basically, with dignity,” she says.

The event is on Monday, March 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. in a boardroom at the South Cariboo Business Centre on 475 Birch Ave. The cost to attend is $30 and tickets can be purchased from the 100 Mile Hospice office (250-395-7680) or at Donex Pharmacy or Whimsey Gifts.