The butterflies are released in honor of a loved one lost. It is peaceful, healing and serene; a beautiful and sacred way of providing friends, family, and especially children a way to express their final goodbyes. Please phone the office at 403-586-9992 for more information.
9:30 am – Registration and pick up butterflies
10:00 am – Opening remarks
10:15 am – Prayers
10:30 am – Live music & release of the butterflies
11:15 am – Wrap up
This beautiful fundraising event involves purchasing a live butterfly to release in remembrance of a loved one or to give hope to someone who needs it, simultaneously supporting hospice palliative care in the Olds & District Area.
Butterflies are available for purchase until July 13, 2022
The memorial butterfly release is a great way to remember a lost loved one. The release of butterflies is a healing experience that can comfort family and friends who have experienced a loss. They are also often considered beautiful representations of the various stages of life and demonstrate that despite adversity time can make life even more beautiful than before. We understand that its been a difficult time for everyone but now more than ever we want to connect and to extend that hope, healing and connection. There will be a short ceremony involving prayers and live music and then we will release the beautiful butterflies and watch as they fly off into the distance.
Purchase butterflies prior to July 13 and then they will be distributed either via curbside pick for you to release at a special spot or distributed at the event site on July 16. There will be a short ceremony involving prayers and live music and then we will release the beautiful butterflies and watch as they fly off into the distance.
2021 Butter Fly Release recap
Over 200 butterflies were released in memory of those that we have lost. We had 130 people attend our first annual butterfly release event. Over $4,000 dollars was raised for hospice palliative care in the Olds & District area. We would like to thank Tedd’s Food mart for supplying the food, Seasons Encore for supplying a memento for our attendees. The Olds College for the beautiful location and set up and our our local musicians Charlene, Jim and Michelle for their beautiful music. Thank you pastor Don and Melissa for providing graceful words and prayers for our attendees.