Come and Hike for Home Hospice! - theHumm October 2021
Come and Hike for Home Hospice! - theHumm October 2021
This year is the ninth time that Home Hospice North Lanark (HHNL) is participating in the annual Hike for Hospice. This is part of a national initiative organized by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, with 100% of all funds raised staying in the community in which the Hike is hosted, thanks to the generous support of GSK and Amgen.
In the past, HHNL hosted a Hike to raise funds for HHNL at the beautiful Mill of Kintail in May. Last year that wasn’t possible, so organizers decided to host a virtual hike for the entire month of October, and it was the most successful Hike ever! The virtual hike is taking place again this October, and participants will be given a red silicone bracelet to identify that they care. People will be able to complete their personal hike any time in the month. Gather a team! Challenge your coworkers, church group, family, friends or sports team! Help reach the fundraising goal of $25,000.
Registration takes place online at hhnl.ca/hike , or participants can make arrangements to pick up a registration form by emailing email@example.com or calling 256–5375. Once you’re registered you can pick up your new bracelet and start hiking! You decide where and when to complete your personal hike; and how far you are going to go (a minimum of 1K is recommended). You can do it in one day or spread it out over the whole month. Set a goal for yourself or your team!
You may also choose to hike in memory of someone special. To encourage a feeling of community, you are encouraged to send a photo of your loved one to firstname.lastname@example.org so it can be posted on the HHNL Facebook page; add a little story if you like. While you’re hiking, snap some pictures of the views you see, of your kids, your adorable pet… and send those along too.
You can simply hike around your town—perhaps with your family, friends or fur baby. How about hiking at one of our many beautiful local trails, such as The Mill of Kintail, High Lonesome Nature Reserve (Pakenham), cliffLAND (Blueberry Mountain near Lanark), the Poole Family Nature Sanctuary (Carleton Place), or the Ottawa Valley Rail Trail? You can even walk on a treadmill or in or around your home! Please remember to follow current guidelines to keep yourself and others safe. There will be prizes for most money raised, cutest pet, and the biggest team.
Money raised through the Hike provides emotional and social assistance to clients, their families and loved ones. Home Hospice North Lanark is one of the many hospice organizations working toward ensuring that more Canadians, especially in our own community, receive their desired end-of-life care.
By Sally Hansen
Art… and Soul
He’s not a secret agent, but Keith Busher knows how to use his unconventional art to elicit an emotional response. Ideally, he hopes to cause you to explore your reactions to some of his more disturbing pieces. As an artist, he explores his other side as well, producing beautiful abstracts in completely unorthodox ways, and writing oddly original poetry to encourage youth through the perils of surviving their teens.
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More Music at MERA! - theHumm October 2021
That’s the enthusiastic start to the missive theHumm received recently from our friends up at MERA (McDonalds Corners & Elphin Recreation & Arts). We are delighted that they have started their Music at MERA concert series again, and we’d like to encourage our readers to support them by attending. All concerts take place on Sundays at 2pm, and you’ll find the details below.
Paul Marleyn & Frédéric Lacroix
On October 3, the very popul......
By Maureen Nevins is the Artistic Director of Almonte in Concert
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By Scott Hortop
If you’re like me, you are hearing about climate change every day — and you’re seeing its effect in your own backyard.
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Red Trillium Fall Tour - theHumm October 2021
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By Chandler Swain
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Ecotay Re-Emerges! - theHumm October 2021
By John Pigeau
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By — Submitted the Lanark County Neighbours for Truth and Reconciliation
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Back to the Arts! Perth’s Omnes Arts Circle Offers Classes in Music, Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts - theHumm October 2021
By Kris Riendeau
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Sep 1 - Oct 30 Transition: Ginny Fobert, Judi Miller, Dayle VanAlstine
Oct 26 Bon Evans & Dave Bull
Oct 28 Al Lerman
Oct 29 Matt Dickson
Oct 30 Chris Murphy
Nov 2 Eric Uren
Nov 4 - 18 Jazz Night w/Spencer Evans
Nov 6 - 7 Itty Bitty Arts & Crafts Show
Nov 6 John Wilberforce
- Keith Busher — Art Advocate & Provocateur, Gallery Owner and Curator
- Romp, Stomp & Chomp! Thanksgiving Art Tour in Mississippi Mills
- One Day Only Open Studio Art by Catherine Orfald and Rita Redner
- More Music at MERA!
- From Quiet to Concerts Almonte in Concert Returns to Old Town Hall This Fall
- Leave the Leaves (and other counter-intuitive suggestions)
- Rural Root Goes Fishing! The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby
- Fall Colours Walk at Blueberry Mountain
- Red Trillium Fall Tour
- Pumpkins-Plus in Perth Ghost Walks, Pumpkin Carving and More!