5 January 2023

JANUARY 26, 2022 –The Atalanta Hospice Society has retained Jost+Architects of Annapolis Royal to design the Fundy Hospice, a new residential-style hospice to serve the residents of Annapolis and Digby municipalities and the surrounding areas.

The Fundy Hospice will be located on 6.63 acres in Cornwallis Park on property donated by the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre. The new residential hospice will become the first such facility in Southwest Nova Scotia once it is placed into operation in 2025. It will be the fourth residential hospice within Nova Scotia.

David Cvet, president of the Atalanta Hospice Society, said the organization selected Jost because of its record of excellence with design projects in Nova Scotia, including many in the local area. Jost plans to have a proposed site plan and conceptual design of the hospice building ready for review in the spring.

The success of the Quest for Fundy Hospice “Knight Ride” at Cornwallis Park last September helped to provide the funding for the first phase of the design project. The five-day “Knight Ride” fundraiser raised more than $17,000 as the kickoff to the Quest for Fundy Hospice capital campaign to raise $3.5 million for hospice construction.

The Fundy Hospice has been receiving donations from local businesses, governments and residents. These include a donation of $2,000 from the municipality of Digby and a $5,700 grant from the Annapolis West Health Foundation as part of the “Knight Ride.” Casa Nova Fine Beverages pledged to donate $1 for every bottle of its popular Wild Blueberry Wine sold at its Bear River store, farmer’s markets, and special event shows in the last four months of 2021. The Annapolis Basin Conference Centre Board in December donated $4,000 in remembrance of H. Neil Nichols, a former ABCC board member. Nichols was a founding director of the Atalanta Hospice Society and a well-known advocate for construction of the Fundy Hospice.

“We have received a very positive response to our first capital campaign fundraiser,” said Cvet. “We are excited to have Jost+Architects working with us on design of the Fundy Hospice. We think this excitement will spread exponentially when we are able to share a detailed site plan and building design with the community. There is no question that the residents of our province will benefit from an expansion of hospice services.”

To keep up-to-date with hospice developments, visit the Atalanta Hospice Society website at or follow the Fundy Hospice project on Facebook (

The Atalanta Hospice Society is a registered not-for-profit organization in Nova Scotia.