Thank you from Kalein Centre

Season’s Greetings 2017 
Season’s greetings and happiness to you and your loved ones. May your home be filled with love and laughter. 
If you have already given, we thank you . If you haven’t, we hope you will consider a year-end gift that will provide the essential support for Kalein Centre to continue its work to integrate dialogue, education and hospice care for our community.
Thank you to the following donors for your support and for believing in the work and vision of the Kalein Centre. Your support really makes a difference and enables us to continue our work towards a more compassionate community…
Susan & Steve Merz Anderson
Sydney Black
Craig & Lois Berg
Berg Lehmann
Wendy Birks
Terese Bowors
Tucker & Jamie Braund
Terence Buie
Norman & Aliesje Carruthers
Rosalyn Cormier
Michael & Marsha Donnor
Slava Doval
Catherine Filbert
Rachel Yoder & Valene Foster
Anni Holtby & Mike Geisler
Georgina Foundation
Karen Hansen
Herb’s Wheel Alignment
Lisa Hobden
Hospice Society of North Kootenay Lake
Jame G. Hughes
Maureen Jansma
Jeanette Johnston
Todd Kettner
Kootenay Country Store CO-OP
Learning in Retirement
Brooke & Sandi Leatherman
Julie Herman-Lemelin
Maureen Lewis
Jennifer Lount-Taylor
Bobbie Maras
Ruth Nuyens
Otter Books
Taryn Lynn O’Genski
Judy O’Leary
Lori Simpson
Rose Stapenhurst
Bill Usher
Stuart McKinnon & Wolf Willow
Jan Wright

 Festival of Lights
Kalein’s 2nd Annual Festival of Lights was held on December 5th, a family friendly event honouring the memory of those who have died and provided support for those who might be grieving. Participants were invited to place a candle and lantern on the beautiful grounds at Kalein Centre.
Festival of Lights welcomed over 100 people in our community and raised over $8000 in support of compassionate care services and education & dialogue programs. Thank you for offering your support.
Thank you to our Festival of Lights supporters:
Baldface Lodge
Norman & Aliesje Carruthers
Columbia Basin Trust
Cover Architectural Collaborative Inc.
Dancinig Bear Inn
Hume Hotel & Spa
Anna Reid & Linda Kalbun
Kalein Day Hospice Program – A partnership between the Nelson & District Hospice Society and the Kalein Hospice Centre Society
Kootenay Woodstoves
Maglio Building Centre Ltd.
Nelson Lions Club
Nelson Brewing Company
RHC Insurance
Thompson Funeral Service
And a special thank you to:
Bessie Wapp and the Common Blue Choir, Slava Doval and Dance Fusion, Tim Clinton, Save on Foods, Whitewater Ski Resort, our volunteers and attendees for helping to make this a meaningful event for our community and joining together in remembrance of our loved ones.
We hope you will join us next year in remembrance of loved ones. For more information please call 250 352-3331 or visit our website at

Kalein Day Hospice Program
10am -3pm
The Kalein Day Hospice Program is
a partnership between the Nelson and District Hospice Society and the Kalein Hospice Centre Society.
A weekly program offered in a beautiful, nature-connected environment to serve those with terminal illness and their caregivers.
For client intake or referral
“The welcome and the absolute spaciousness offered by the staff and volunteers is remarkable, almost like air. There is room to breathe and to find out a little about who one is at this point in one’s life, unencumbered by someone else’s ideas about what might be needed or wanted.”
– Kalein Day Hospice Guest

Nelson Hospice
Grief Support Group
Every Monday,
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Nelson & District Hospice Society offers this drop in support group to anyone who is experiencing grief due to the death of someone they love. Hosted by trained Hospice Volunteers.
Drop in free but please register

Liminal Learning Lab – Two Great Thought Leaders
One Great Conversation…
Kalein Centre held its first Liminal Learning Lab September 14-17, 2017.
The 3-day event explored death, grief and loss. Activities included community storytelling, singing, dancing and creating art. At the Civic Theatre public event, Kalein was pleased to bring together two great thought leaders, Frank Ostaseski & Dr. Bill Thomas (via Skype), for a conversation on death, dying and aging at the Nelson Civic Theatre.
Stay tuned for details on our second Liminal Learning Lab scheduled in 2018.
Program Event Partners:
Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice
Kutenai Art Therapy Institute
Nelson Civic Theatre
Nelson Public Library
Touchstones Nelson- Museum of Art and History

Death Cafe
Watch for details on our upcoming 2018 Death Cafe Series
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Suggested Donation $10
Our Death Cafes are a facilitated process that uses a question to initiate conversation between people in small groups around issues related to death, dying and living fully.
Please join us on a journey of dialogue, exploration, and discovery, through this territory where tenderness, heart break, deep love, fear and gratitude live side by side in the landscape.