Hotel invites bereaved families and those receiving pediatric palliative care at the hospice to enjoy a stay at Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre’s Canuck Place Suite
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre has donated over $16,372.37 this year to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice as part of an ongoing charity partnership. This brings the total amount donated over the past 12 years to over $215,000.
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is the only pediatric palliative care provider in British Columbia and Yukon for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The organization offers a variety of services at no cost to families, including grief, loss, and bereavement counselling, as well as end-of-life care. They also offer medical respite support, pain and symptom management, a provincial 24-hour Clinical Care Line, and art, music, and recreation therapy. The charity relies largely on donors and supporters to keep its programs running.
New this year, Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre is expanding its support to Canuck Place by inviting bereaved families, or families with a child currently in care, to stay in the Canuck Place Suite. Twice a year - in the spring and fall - Canuck Place will hold a draw to select a family to enjoy a complimentary stay.
Pan Pacific Whistler’s $215,000 plus donation is a result of 10 percent of net revenue for every stay in the Village Centre's Canuck Place Suite. Here, two bedrooms and bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, and separate living and dining areas welcome up to six guests for a resort-style adventure. Visitors are treated to breathtaking mountain views from the oversized private terrace and complimentary continental breakfast delivered daily to the suite.
“Canuck Place is an incredible organization, providing care to over 830 families on the program,” says Julie Lanteigne, general manager of Pan Pacific Whistler Hotels. “This year we were honoured to present the cheque in person at Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre to Camara Van Breeman, nurse practitioner for Canuck Place and Gaia – the PADS Accredited Facilities dog at Canuck Place. We are pleased to play a small role in the support that the hospice provides to kids and their loved ones and look forward to welcoming families to the Canuck Place Suite”.
“We are so grateful for our incredible partnership with Pan Pacific Whistler,” says Denise Praill, chief executive officer at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. “As a loyal supporter of Canuck Place, not only have they generously donated funds to support pediatric palliative care, but their offer to host Canuck Place families twice a year is so impactful. It truly offers our families a chance to spend time together and create lasting memories.”
Ideally situated in the heart of the village, Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre Hotel offers contemporary pet-friendly, all-suite accommodations to suit your every need, plus complimentary continental breakfast daily. At day’s end, the hotel’s heated outdoor saltwater pool, two hot tubs, and dry cedar sauna – all backgrounded by breathtaking mountain views – welcome guests to unwind and truly rejuvenate. For those looking to kick back and imbibe, the signature cocktails and relaxed vibe at the Raven Room will provide moments of serene reprieve and enjoyment.
For more information about donating to Canuck Place, visit canuckplace.org/donate. To learn about the Canuck Place suite, and winter offers, or to book a stay at Pan Pacific Whistler’s Village Centre or Mountainside location visit panpacific.com/en/countries/canada/whistler.html or call 1.888.905.9995.
About Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is British Columbia and the Yukon’s pediatric palliative care provider. Over 830 children living with life-threatening illnesses and families from five provincial health regions receive Canuck Place inpatient and community care (in home/in hospital). Canuck Place operates 13 patient beds and 8 family suites through two hospices in Vancouver and Abbotsford. Services include medical respite and family support, pain and symptom management, provincial 24-Hour Clinical Care Line, music and recreation therapy, education and art, grief, loss, and bereavement counselling, as well as end-of-life care. With donors, our talented team, including volunteers, we care for children with short lives and the families who love them. canuckplace.org
About Pan Pacific Whistler
Pan Pacific Whistler is a haven of comfort with two thoughtfully designed properties nestled between Whistler’s majestic mountains and anchoring its vibrant village. Both Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre and Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside invite guests to replenish and experience true contentment with various comforting and convenient amenities. Every one of its suites is a fully outfitted home-away-from-home with modern amenities, fully-equipped kitchens and warm accents blended to create a relaxing oasis. Visitors can enjoy the warmth of their in-room fireplace or take in breath-taking mountain and village vistas from their own private balcony. www.panpacificwhistler.com.
About Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts
Operated by Pan Pacific Hotels Group, Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts is a global brand comprising close to 30 hotels and serviced suites in 22 cities across Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe, including seven development properties to be launched by 2025.
Pan Pacific strives to deliver sincere and graceful service to every guest who appreciates luxurious hospitality. With a passion for excellence as our promise, Pan Pacific is the trusted and timeless choice for memorable experiences.
About Pan Pacific Hotels Group
Pan Pacific Hotels Group is a global hospitality company that owns and/or manages more than 50 hotels, resorts and serviced suites across three brands – “Pan Pacific”, PARKROYAL COLLECTION, and PARKROYAL – encompassing 30 cities across Asia Pacific, North America and Europe. Headquartered in Singapore, it is a member of Singapore-listed UOL Group Limited.