AHPCA is pleased to welcome Ian Bos to Alberta in his one-man trek across Canada to raise awareness for end of life care.
On May 21, 2015 Ian put on his shoes and began walking. His mission: to raise awareness and funds for end of life care in communities from Halifax to Vancouver.
It’s Ian’s second journey along this path. His father, Ted Bos passed away in hospice palliative care on January 16, 2015, and it’s in his memory that Ian is walking alone, with a tent, sleeping bag, and enough food for a 4- day stretch strapped to his back. You can follow Ian’s route across Canada on his website.
Individuals and groups across Canada have been touched by Ian’s passion about end of life care. Now, we have the opportunity to meet and support Ian in Alberta. Check out Ian’s event schedule to discover where you can meet this amazing advocate for hospice palliative care.
Ian’s Event Schedule in Alberta
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to arrange a meeting with Ian.
Saturday September 19
Ian was welcomed to Alberta by AHPCA board member Cindy Young as he crossed the border on the TransCanada Highway. Cindy, her daughter, Abby, and two cups of Timmy greeted Ian in his first steps into our province.
Sunday September 20
Luncheon at St. Joseph’s Home Carmel Hospice with the Covenant Health St. Joseph’s Home Medicine Hat community board and hospice staff.
Volunteers organized by AHPCA will host Ian for the night.
Monday September 21
Ian continues walking across Alberta.
An AHPCA board member will host Ian for the night.
Tuesday September 22
Ian continues walking across Alberta.
Lunch will be delivered to him en route by AHPCA board member, Cindy Young. (Thanks to Cindy and her dedicated team of volunteers who have done an outstanding job arranging opportunities for Albertans to meet Ian in the Medicine Hat/Brooks area)
7 PM: “Meet Ian Bos” at the BROOKS Health Center (Please use the 4th Ave entrance)
AN AHPCA board member will host Ian for the night.
Wednesday September 23
Noon: Bassano Subway will provide lunch for Ian and facilitate a “Meet and Greet” with members of the community who are at their restaurant. (It’s just off the highway on 12 St. NW)
AHPCA is arranging a place for Ian to sleep that night.
Thursday September 24
Ian continues to walk along the TransCanada highway. He’s getting close to Calgary and arrives in Strathmore for the night.
Friday September 25
Ian arrives in Calgary.
10 am: “Meet and Greet Tour”, Rotary Flames House Private Tour, 18 Children’s Drive NW, Calgary
2:00 PM: Ian has been invited to the special Grand Opening of the new Dulcina Hospice at Covenant Care’s St. Marguerite in Calgary’s northwest
Ian will be walking to make up kilometers to meet his 48 km/ day goal.
Ian’s personal friends are hosting Ian for his stay in Calgary.
Saturday September 26
10am – 1 PM: “Run for Calgary” at Eau Claire.
Come meet Ian, hear him speak about his journey, and then walk with him.
You can register for the run/walk at Run for Calgary – all proceeds are going to end of life care for kids in Alberta!
To make a donation to Rotary Flames, visit Ian’s fundraising site for the Run for Calgary event at http://www.childrenshospital.ab.ca/goto/ianswalk2015
4:30 PM: RED DEER Hospice “Walk a Block with Ian.” Ian’s friends are taking Ian up to Red Deer where the hospice team are eagerly waiting to meet him. Gather your family and friends to spend time walking with Ian and learning more about end of life care.
Sunday September 27
“Find Ian” It’s just like “Find Waldo”; Ian will be walking throughout Calgary to maintain his kilometer goals.
Post your pics of Ian using his handle @ianswalk2015 or the hashtag #ianswalk2015.
Monday September 28
TWO last chances to meet Ian in the Calgary area!
3 – 6 PM: “Meet and Greet Tour” Country Foothills Hospice, 322001-32nd St. E., Okotoks
7 – 9 PM: “Meet Ian Bos” Hospice Calgary’s Sage Centre, 1245 70 Avenue SE, Calgary
Tuesday September 29
Ian leaves Calgary and heads towards the mountains.
Thank you, Stoney Nakoda Resort, for hosting Ian for the night.
Wednesday September 30
Ian walks to Canmore where a friend of AHPCA will be hosting Ian for the night.
Thursday October 1
The Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley (PCSBV) and the Canmore Community will be hosting an event for Ian.
9 AM to 11 AM
Elevation Place Atrium, 700 Railway Avenue, Canmore
Bring your own coffee & snacks, or purchase from the Good Earth Coffeehouse on-site.
WALK WITH IAN:
After the reception, you may walk with Ian as he heads west to Banff & Lake Louise. Warning: He walks fast!!
Ian walks further into Alberta’s mountains; past Banff and towards Lake Louise.
AHPCA providing assistance in his final days in Alberta.
Bring a Tim’s XL double double if driving the route for Ian
Friday October 2
Ian’s expected to make it to Lake Louise and possibly past.
Saturday October 3
AHPCA and Albertans bid farewell to Ian as he crosses into British Columbia.
Ian, thank you for bringing your vision and your story to Alberta.