The art students of Olds Community Learning Campus have put their hearts for hospice into the creation of stained glass stars for those who have lost loved ones. Maureen Gustafson, who had a close friend who used to create art with stained glass, started the initiative with a desire to include people of all ages to help with hospice. Maureen approached Rhonda West at the high school in the spring, to see if the students would help to create stars for the Olds & District Hospice Society Tree of Remembrance.
The result is 100 gorgeous stars, crafted uniquely by 45-50 high school students, to help comfort those who have lost loved ones, during a very difficult time as families gather and the sting of loss is felt more prominently.
Olds & District Hospice Society set up a booth at the Legion Craft Sale in November 2017, where the stars were on display, and available for purchase in memory of a loved one. This was the only opportunity to purchase these stars in the community.