Donation from BC Interior Community Foundation

Kamloops Hospice Association receives donation from BC Interior Community Foundation

Jul 23, 2020 11:57 AM

By Jill Sperling

Image Credit: CFJC Today / Kent Simmonds

KAMLOOPS — The Kamloops Hospice Association has received a boost in funding through the BC Interior Community Foundation.  A cheque was presented outside the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home Thursday morning (July 23) in the amount of $8,500.

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We are hiring a Custodian/Maintenance Worker

POSITION:  Custodian/Maintenance Worker

Term of Employment:    Full-time Permanent

Hours of Employment:  Regular schedule 30 hours per week; flexible to work up to 40 hours per week for holiday coverage, special events and projects

Schedule: Wednesday to Sunday; 6 hours per day

Position Overview:  The Custodian is responsible for performing janitorial and maintenance duties for the Kamloops Hospice Association which includes two main buildings: (1) Marjorie Willoughby Hospice Home and (2) the Cooper Resource Centre

Key responsibilities:

Cleans by dusting, mopping, washing, vacuuming, sweeping, cleaning and scrubbing all surfaces of equipment, fixtures and furniture, patient beds, floors, windows and window coverings, walls, ceilings, entrances and doors in both buildings

Empty all trash cans and recycling containers; ensure that recycling material is taken to recycling depot

Clean sinks, countertops, microwaves, stoves, hood fan and refrigerators in staff rooms, main and family kitchen; On occasion launders sheets and linens as required

Service, sanitize and supply washrooms and hand sanitizers in patients’ rooms and common areas; Restock and order supplies for same

Maintain building, building and yard equipment in a clean, safe and operational condition; Clean inside/outside of windows, windowsills and gutters; as appropriate, completes and/or coordinates small electrical or plumbing repairs

Sweeping and clearing of pathways and areas surrounding the building; Perform snow removal manually, spread ice melter and sand as required

Performs light landscaping such as mowing lawns; repairs and/or coordinates irrigation issues and seasonal start-up and end of season duties; takes composting to appropriate City depot

Report to a supervisor any deficiencies, signs of failure or unsafe conditions in or near buildings and all building equipment

Performs other related duties similar in scope and complexity; Assists with emergency situations

Arranges for outside maintenance contractors as needed

Help set up for special functions as required both onsite and offsite

Compensation: $19-22/hour dependant upon experience.  A comprehensive extended health and dental benefit plan plus RRSP matching is available after six months.


  • Grade 12 or equivalent and two years of demonstrated experience
  • Completion of a Building Service Worker course, trades course(s) in electrical or plumbing or demonstrated experience will be considered
  • Interest in taking courses to lead and/or develop site OHS safety program; stays current on MDS as required
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft word and excel


  • Detail oriented and willing to complete documentation and reports in accordance with licensing and WCB reporting requirements; maintain equipment and building maintenance records
  • Takes pride in maintaining a clean and safe environment for Kamloops Hospice
  • Takes the initiative to identify more effective and efficient practices
  • Good written and oral English skills
  • Flexible and adaptable; Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to develop respectful and cooperative relationships with support services team, clinical team, staff, and volunteers

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds
  • Ability to be on feet and move vigorously throughout the day
  • Ability to perform the requirements of the job which may include working independently and sometimes with the assistance of volunteers with varying backgrounds

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a clear Criminal Records Check
  • Must possess and maintain a valid BC Driver’s License

TO APPLY CONTACT: Nicole Kisser, Director of Operations


Stop, Drop and Donate event stocks shelves, raises over $28,000 for Kamloops Hospice Association

Jul 13, 2020 4:49 PM

By Dylana Kneeshaw

Image Credit: Adam Donnelly

KAMLOOPS — A weekend fundraiser for the Kamloops Hospice Association turned out to be a huge success, raising more than $28,000.  The Stop, Drop and Donate event saw many Kamloops residents come through the parking lot at IG Wealth Management on Sahali Terrace Saturday (July 11), bringing money, food, and household items for the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden home.

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We Need You Kamloops! How Can You Help?

We need you KAMLOOPS! Often we are asked ‘How can I Help?’.

Here are some great ideas of items and ‘funds’ that will support our team with the important essential care we provide to patients and families.

Please contact us at 250.372.1336 to arrange drop off or with questions. Thank you for supporting Hospice!

Kamloops Hospice asks for Donations During National Palliative Care Week

Kamloops Hospice asks for donations during National Hospice Palliative Care Week

Photo by Kent Simmonds

May 4, 2020

KAMLOOPS — This week is National Hospice Palliative Care Week, and the Kamloops Hospice Association is working out a way to hold an annual fundraiser virtually.

The Hospice Association was planning to host its annual Evening to Remember fundraiser at the Coast Hotel this Saturday (May 9).

It’s the single largest fundraiser for the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home and was set to raise $170,000.  While people are no longer able to buy tickets for large gatherings, the Hospice Association is hoping people will donate instead.

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CBC Daybreak Kamloops with Shelley Joyce – April 2, 2020

CBC Daybreak Kamloops interviews Wendy Marlow, Executive Director at Kamloops Hospice Association about new Virtual Visiting at Kamloops Hospice Association, donation requests and other changes at Hospice due to Covid-19 including Volunteer Program & Community Program Suspension, Thrift Store Closing Temporarily, Gala Cancellation and challenges with raising required funds.

Listen to the 5 minute audio recording here!


Celebrate a Life Campaign

Celebrate a Life campaign aims to raise enough money for groceries for a year

Dec 05, 2019

KAMLOOPS — The annual Celebrate A Life campaign is underway at the Northills Shopping Centre.

The craft sale and Memory Tree are part of a fundraiser for the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home.

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Springtime ~ An Evening in Bloom Gala 2019

Thank you Hospice Supporters!  “Springtime, An Evening in Bloom” Gala was a success! Thank you to all of our Sponsors, Donor Tables, Silent and Live Auction Contributors, Guests, Supporters, volunteers, staff and our outstanding planning committee! We are pleased to announce that we have raised $165,000 for Kamloops Hospice. Thanks to our generous, amazing community for making this our most successful Evening to Remember!  Click on the link below to see more wonderful pictures from Murray Mitchell Photography!

Kamloops Hospice sends messages of love

Kamloops Hospice sends messages of love

Daybreak Kamloops


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