Sacred Space opens at Fraser Canyon Hospital

The room is the first of its kind within Fraser Health Authority

  • Oct. 23, 2014 8:00 p.m.
Fraser Canyon Hospital site director Catherine Wiebe watches as Ida John smudges Chawathil First Nation Chief Rhoda Peters (right) with sage and ground cedar during the official opening of the new Sacred Space at Fraser Canyon Hospital on Monday. The room offers patients, clients, staff, residents and their families a space to attend to their spiritual needs. It is also equipped with special ventilation for those who practice Aboriginal smudging or cleansing ceremonies. The new Sacred Space is the first within the Fraser Health Authority and is open to people of all backgrounds and faiths.

Fraser Canyon Hospital site director Catherine Wiebe watches as Ida John smudges Chawathil First Nation Chief Rhoda Peters (right) with sage and ground cedar during the official opening of the new Sacred Space at Fraser Canyon Hospital on Monday. The room offers patients, clients, staff, residents and their families a space to attend to their spiritual needs. It is also equipped with special ventilation for those who practice Aboriginal smudging or cleansing ceremonies. The new Sacred Space is the first within the Fraser Health Authority and is open to people of all backgrounds and faiths.

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