5 January 2023

SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 –The Atalanta Hospice Society is sponsoring a five-day Quest for Fundy Hospice at Cornwallis Park from September 15-19. This event is to raise awareness and funds in its effort to construct a new residential-style hospice to serve the residents of Annapolis and Digby municipalities and the surrounding areas.

The Quest initiative is the start of a multi-year capital campaign to raise $3.5 million for construction of the residential-style hospice. The Fundy Hospice will become the first such facility in Southwest Nova Scotia once it is placed into operation. It will be the fourth residential hospice within Nova Scotia.

The Quest initiative is a 250-kilometre horse ride by society president and co-founder David Cvet. Wearing accoutrements like those worn by 13th Century medieval knights, “Sir David” and his trusty steed, Nya, will ride daily laps until they reach their goal of 250 kilometers.

This Quest Knight Ride will take place at the future site of Fundy Hospice, located on 6.63 acres in Cornwallis Park at Vimy Crescent and Spinnaker Drive. The property was donated by the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre.

The public is welcome to watch David and Nya on their ride each day from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers will be onsite to provide information on the hospice project and to sign up volunteers to assist with the project.

“There is a tremendous need for hospice services in Southwest Nova Scotia,” said Cvet. “This hospice facility will provide critical services to those requiring end-of-life care, as well as relieve the stress and financial pressure felt by family members.  People with terminal illnesses deserve to die with dignity, and that is what hospices are designed to do. 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 Fundy Hospice website at or follow Fundy Hospice on Facebook at

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