Hos­pice but­ter­fly re­lease June 24

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CORN­WALL, On­tario- The third an­nual Wings of Love But­ter­fly Re­lease will be hap­pen­ing this year at 1 p.m. on Sun­day, June 24. The event is open to any­one who has lost a loved one and will be held at Nav Canada.

“It doesn’t have to be for some­one who passed away at Hos­pice, it’s open to the pub­lic,” said the Fundrais­ing Co­or­di­na­tor Sandy Collette.

But­ter­flies will cost $30 and tax re­ceipts of $20 will be pro­vided. This year there are 200 but­ter­flies avail­able. Last year’s event raised $4,200.

Mike Mcanany and Melissa Dionne will be singing be­fore the but­ter­flies are re­leased. “It’s quite an emo­tional event,” said Collette. The painted lady but­ter­flies are be­ing pro­vided from Mon­sieur Papil­lon in Que­bec.

“We’re just hop­ing for good weather this year. Last year it just poured, we had a twenty-minute win­dow (to re­lease the but­ter­flies),” said Collette.

To reg­is­ter a but­ter­fly in the name of a loved on, please call 613-932-3451, visit the Care­for Health and Com­mu­nity Ser­vices of­fice or Hos­pice.

A painted lady but­ter­fly

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