Welcoming Special BC Families with "Oceans of Love"

January 25, 2011
Welcoming children and families from Canuck Place Children's Hospice and Victoria General Hospital with "Oceans of Love" program

When a child in British Columbia is diagnosed with a progressive, life-limiting illness, two very magical places are there to assist with pediatric palliative care services for the child and their entire family. 

With a philosophy around helping children learn, develop and grow to enhance the quality of time they have left, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in Vancouver and Victoria General Hospital open their arms to children and families from all over the province. 

Like a team of angels rallying around the daily celebration of each child, healthcare professionals and volunteers provide comforting surroundings, personalized programs, medical guidance, support through critical decision making and much, much more. 

As a tribute to the incredible work these organizations do and the families involved, Pacific Sands is honoured to partner with SOBO Restaurant, Shelter Restaurant, Jamie’s Whaling Station and BC Ferries as part of the Oceans of Love program. 

Each month from January through May and again from October through December, one family from Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and Victoria General Hospital will receive a complimentary 4-night getaway at Pacific Sands including transport on BC Ferries, a family lunch at their choice of SOBO or Shelter Restaurant, and a Clayoquot Sound adventure tour from Jamie’s Whaling Station.

Our Resort Director Stephen Peters said it best… “The Oceans of Love program gives us a chance to welcome families who have been through some really tough times, and it’s an opportunity for those families to celebrate some really good times.”

In fact, we welcomed our first family this past weekend.  We hope they had a wonderful, restful getaway and that they made some joyous, lasting Tofino memories.


Amber Kendall(7 years ago)
Thank you Pacific Sands Beach Resort for your amazing support of Canuck Place Children's Hospice. Your caring generosity is very much appreciated through your 'Oceans of Love' program and will help create special memories for families who visit Tofino.

(7 years ago)
Thank you Amber! To be able to support Canuck Place and share this special place with these amazing families is our pleasure.

Aubrey Delima(6 years ago)
As the recipient of the Oceans of Love in May 2011, we are so grateful for your hospitality and beautiful resort. You have no idea how meaningful it was to spend Mother's Day weekend in Tofino walking along the sandy beach and hearing the sound of the waves steps from our villa. Thank you for participating and allowing our family to enjoy your resort and Tofino's breathtaking sights.

(6 years ago)
Sounds like a magic Mother's Day Aubrey...so delighted you enjoyed your stay! Warm wishes to you and your family.

Lisa Markin(6 years ago)
WOW PSR!!! GOOD ON YA!!! I work with children and adults with disabilities and a Canine Assisted Intervention Dog from PADS. Lucky me....has also been going to PSR since you OPENED and I was 6 years old!!! Your generous donation (with the other partners in Tofino area) will make SUCH a wonderful difference to these deserving families!!!! WOW! Beautiful!

(6 years ago)
Thanks for the kudos and WOW back at you Lisa!

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