by Brent Eades

First of all, snow in May in Ontario should be forbidden by provincial legislation.

It apparently isn’t, because we saw some brief bouts of the stuff today at the Mill of Kintail, as folks turned out for the annual ‘Hike for Hospice’.  Also rain and a bit of sleet.

Nonetheless, those who attended had a pleasant outing. The Civitan Club and Jessica’s Syrian Food were serving up meals and both did a brisk business. A petting zoo kept the kids entertained. Ed Lawrence kindly served as MC for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Some photos:

Hub Hospice Palliative Care is a not-for-profit registered Canadian charity funded through donations and fundraising such as the Hike for Hospice.  HHPC is a “hospice without walls”, providing in-home palliative care support for adult clients and their families.  Their services are offered in North Lanark, which includes the towns of Almonte (Mississippi Mills), Pakenham, Blakeney, Appleton, Clayton and Carleton Place.  For more information about HHPC services please visit or contact the volunteer coordinator, Allison Griffith, RN, at or by calling 613-406–7020.