Spiritual Care Fundraising Banquet
The Spiritual Care Fundraising Banquet was held on September 25th at the Douglas Mennonite Church with Encore Vocal Quartet as the entertainment. Thank you to everyone who attended and donated towards Bethania and Pembina Place Mennonite Personal Care Homes Spiritual Care program. The event was a huge success and we raised $33,471.52. We receive no government funding for spiritual care, so donor support is vital. Your financial gifts enable us to continue to offer all our programs and services to our residents, their families and our staff as we continue our commitment to minister to the whole person.
Pembina Place Courtyard
The Grand Opening of the new Pembina Place Courtyard was held on August 10, 2017. Thanks to the generous support of the the Cardinal Foundation, Barb Hague and many anonymous donations.
Our sincere thanks to Winnipeg Building for this wonderful in kind donation!
Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life recognizes and supports the volunteer activities of its staff by making funds available to qualifying charities through their national corporate citizenship program.
When I lived in Toronto I volunteered with many non-profit charitable organizations some of which was Meal-on- Wheels as part of corporate volunteer drive for Canada life. Special needs assistant and switchboard operator for Rouge Valley health system and Canadian blood service.
The reason I decided to volunteer to be part of the community, which also play an instrumental role of my personnel development. Volunteer activities keep me on a positive track in many areas of my life. Ever since I came to Canada from India, I have missed out on a chance to spend quality time with my parents. Therefore, I was inspired to volunteer at a nursing home for helping out the seniors. I strongly believe that the senior’s health is important to the prosperity of Canada and assisting them is a perfect way to give them back for their incredible service they gave to our country.
Bethania personal care home has fulfilled my desire as a volunteer in the role, “Meal time companion “, where I able to assist seniors with their meals and in return it help me to expand my communication skills. Through my volunteer work I have come to understand the diverse culture of Mennonite community and its history.
Bethania’s Management boards, medical & personnel care staff and volunteer staff all have a common goal to provide compassionate outstanding long term care and affordable house for the seniors, mainly focusing on health and wellness of their residents. Bethania also provides spiritual care services to its residents during an important stage of their lives.
I always feel proud myself to be part of a Bethania group; I will continue to work as volunteer at Bethania for serving the community and my personnel happiness. – Hemant Bhavsar
The Garden Revitalization Project Phase II – Bethania PCH
For the 2016 summer season, the 2nd phase of the Garden Revitalization Project included the completion of various projects started last summer, continued maintenance of the gardens and property and work was begun on several new initiatives to fully utilize the garden areas. The organization is proud of their gardens which in past have won awards and desires to carry on the tradition of sustaining the gardens for the positive effects they bring to the people who enjoy them – residents, family members, staff and visitors alike.
As a non-profit organization, funds are not available to sustain and maintain the gardens. We rely on donations and grants to fill this need. To that end, we would like to acknowledge a generous grant which was awarded from the Winnipeg Foundation this year. The Winnipeg Foundation is Canada’s first community foundation, established in 1921. It is a public charitable organization whose vision is “A Winnipeg where community life flourishes for all.” Our sincere appreciation goes out to this philanthropic organization for choosing to bless our Bethania community with this grant.
Grant money was used to hire a part-time contract garden revitalization worker and to purchase material and tools for this ongoing project. The gardens are an integral part of enriching the lives of our residents and their families. It is important that we are able to continue to offer the sanctuary of the gardens for future generations to enjoy.