Quest for Fundy Hospice
The Atalanta Hospice Society had sponsored a five-day "Knight Ride" to kickoff the Quest for Fundy Hospice initiative at Cornwallis Park this month to raise awareness and funds in its effort to construct a new residential-style hospice to serve the residents of Annapolis and Digby counties. The Knight Ride will be held from September 15-19.

The Fundy Hospice will become the fourth residential hospice within Nova Scotia and the first such facility in Southwest Nova Scotia once it is placed into operation in 2025.

At the heart of the five days of events that will be a 250-kilometre horse ride by society president and co-founder David Cvet. Wearing accoutrements like those worn by 13th Century medieval knights, David and his trusty steed, Nya, will ride daily laps around the hospice property until they reach their goal of riding 250 kilometres to raise money for Fundy Hospice. Please click on Support the Quest to make a pledge for the ride.

The ride each day will end with an opportunity for those in attendance at the Knight Ride to have their photo taken with Sir David and Nya. A list of scheduled events and sponsors can be found by clicking Quest Schedule.

The Knight Ride was the start of a multi-year capital campaign (Quest for Fundy Hospice) to raise $3.5 million for construction of the residential-style hospice. It will be held on the 6.63 acres in Cornwallis Park donated by the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre to construct the hospice.

Click on the thumbnail to view the TV interview/story created during the Knight Ride:

Click on the satellite image below to view details of the location on Google Maps.