Rose Garden Hospice gets boost thanks to PA Mintos

Rose Garden Hospice board member Marina Mitchell (centre right) accepts a donation from the Prince Albert Mintos, represented by assistant captains Ashton Ferster and Turner McMillan, as well as local business owner Malcolm Jenkins (left). -- Jason Kerr/Daily Herald

The Rose Garden Hospice Association is $2,600 closer to their fundraising goal thanks to the Prince Albert Mintos and Malcolm Jenkins.

The local Midget AAA hockey club donated ticket sales from their weekend series with the Yorkton Maulers, as well as proceeds from their 50/50 draw on Saturday. Jenkins agreed to match their donation.

Rose Garden Hospice board member Marina Mitchell was on hand to accept the donation. She said they’re glad to see local sports teams join other community organizations in supporting the project.

“We were just once again super excited to have another community level-organization that’s getting involved,” Mitchell said after receiving the donation from Prince Albert Minto assistant captains Ashton Ferster and Turner McMillan

“It’s great to see (support from) the younger players and the hockey families. It’s wonderful.”

With the donation, the Rose Garden hospice has now raised more than $1.5 million for the new facility. The total construction cost is estimated at around $4 million, and the provincial government has pledged $2 million annually to fund day-to-day operations. Construction will begin in 2021.

“We’re just so grateful for every dollar that we get from the community,” Mitchell said. “Whether it be large or small, every donation counts for us.”