Sunday, 4 May 2008


When a child passes away at the house the volunteers are often informed by an email letting us know that something has happened. Sometimes it is a little difficult to put a face to a name when you may have only seen that child once before and never had the opportunity to hang out, and sometimes you may have never met the person.
Last week Conner, a boy I met in April, passed away in his Dad's arms. He was three. I had just posted the story about Tamryn and Justin when I read the email about Conner. Tamryn was also three when she passed away. How devastating it must be to lose a child.

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The Blog

My name is Malcolm and I was a volunteer at Canuck Place Children's Hospice in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for nearly seven years. Now I support them by raising money by participating in the Canuck Place Adventure Challenges!

I said hospice. Not really a word that you associate with children but there you go. We will tell you about the house as this blog progresses with the hope that you will learn, and as you learn we hope that you will share. The purpose of the Adventure Challenge is to raise money for AND awareness about Canuck Place.

The name of each kid at the house you read about has been changed.

September 14th and 15th are the dates for the next Adventure Challenges.

You can sponsor me for the race here: Adventure Challenge
Maybe you should do the race?


Just a quick note about the names of the kids in the house that you will read about: they are made up!