This event is inspirational and meaningful as we share some time together remembering and honoring our loved ones. Butterflies are released in honor of loved ones, by all ages, in celebration, and in memory - all in support of Surrey Hospices Society's grief programs.
The event is open to the public, and happens
between 10:00am & 12:00 pm at Bill Reid Amphitheatre
17728 - 64 Ave, in Cloverdale B.C.
Please arrive on time or a bit early, to get parking and register. The Butterfly Release will happen promptly at 11am, & will see 50 Painted Lady Butterflies take flight for the first time amongst the beautiful park on the grounds.
With limited numbers of butterflies available, pre-ordering is recommended for those who want to participate in the actual release. Butterflies can be pre-ordered here online, please click "pre-order now" or by phone: 604-584-7006 for $25.00 each.
Limited butterflies will be available on event day beginning at 10:00 am on a first come, first serve basis. The parking lot is reserved for our event and the Amphitheatre and park grounds are fully wheelchair accessible.
You do not have to purchase a butterfly to participate. In addition to the spectacular butterflies in flight, we will have paper butterflies where you can write a special message to your loved one and hang on our Hope Tree.
Beverages and snacks will be provided by our sponsors Chartwell retirement residences.
BUTTERFLIES SOLD OUT
This years event is Dedicated to
every parent that has ever lost a child,
as well as anyone who has lost a loved one
Saying goodbye is one of the hardest things in our lives.
Saying goodbye to a child is unspeakable.
It is so deeply saddening and painful.
Please know that you are not alone.
We stand together with you in sadness,
and stand together with you in pain.
The community joins you in mourning
and shares your sadness.
Please know you are loved and supported.
My Forever Child
"You are a Precious Child
Created out of love,
a blessing from above.
I've adored you from the start,
and your little footprints touched my heart.
A single teardrop represents the millions I have cried.
My life never the same since you died.
I wish you could have stayed longer with me,
I'd watch you grow into all you could be.
Although we are apart,
You are always in my heart.
I dream of a joyful time when
we will be reunited once again.
Thoughts of you make me smile.
You will always be My Forever Child."
Susan Mosquera 2002
Support & Awareness
Providing support to palliative patients, their loved ones and the bereaved. Trained Hospice Volunteers offer compassionate care and support to people of all cultures, living at the end of life.
Ongoing grief and bereavement support extends to family members within our volunteer-led programs, and on a 1-to-1 basis with our Counselors.
Surrey Hospice Society provides various grief programs and memorial events.