News Archives

For the full story, click any headline.


Weekly Reflection April 18 2024
Find the humour in the every day life.

Weekly Reflection April 12

Weekly Reflection March 11, 2024

Weekly Reflection February 29, 2024

Project Christmas Angel is Back
St. Paul's is excited to support our Pleasant Hill community by leading Project Christmas Angel again! In this special annual tradition, local students fill out a paper angel with their Christmas wish list. The angels are then displayed on a wreath in our cafeteria. Staff and volunteers are then welcome to take an angel (or 2!) and buy the gift. Please ensure you wrap your gift and then secure the angel to it when you return the gift. Come grab an angel and support our deserving Pleasant Hill kids!

Weekly Reflection- For Remembrance Day

Bioethics seminar addresses unconscious bias
Videos posted of this year's W.F. Mitchell Seminar

Make it Bloom through Story Art

Holiday Fair Craft Sale

Card Design Workshop

Weekly Reflection November 6

Arts and Health Month at St. Paul's

Reflection for National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Weekly Reflection September 25

Weekly Reflection- September 11

Seed + Plant Swap- patients, visitors, staff, volunteers welcome!
All are welcome to attend and participate.

Holiday Craft Sale
This is a call for SPH staff, volunteers, retirees and students who want to sell their creations at our annual Craft Sale.

Weekly Reflection July 17

Make it Bloom through Story Art

July 6 and 7 Healing Arts Event- Vinok (Head Wreath) Making

Weekly Reflection June 19

Weekly Reflection June 12

Weekly Reflection - June 5

Weekly Reflection May 8

Weekly Reflection May 1

Weekly Reflection April 24

Weekly Reflection- Easter and Spring

Weekly Reflection for Holy Week

Weekly Reflection March 27

Weekly Reflection March 13

Weekly Reflection February 27

Weekly Reflection February 21

Reflection for World Day of the Sick

Weekly Reflection February 6, 2023

Art of Psyanky- Patient and Family Workshop

Art of Pysanky- Staff Workshop

Weekly Reflection January 30

Weekly Reflection for January 23, 2023

Weekly Reflection January 16 2023

Weekly Reflection January 9 2023

Weekly Reflection Jan7
Merry Christmas to our Ukrainian family.

Weekly Reflection January 2, 2023

Tracy Muggli Fund For Reconciliation
Many of you may know that our very own, Tracy Muggli, Executive Director of St. Paul’s Hospital, served as a dedicated board member of the Saskatoon Community Foundation from 2011 to 2019.

Weekly Reflection - Christmas

Weekly Reflection December 19

Weekly Reflection December 12

Weekly Reflection December 12

Weekly Reflection December 5th

Weekly Reflection November 21

Entertaining Angels: The Ethics of Hospitality
Dr. Mary Heilman presented at the SHA's November 16 Ethics Exchange

2022 W.F. Mitchell Seminar educates on health inequities
Dr. Cory Neudorf presents on "Health Inequities in Saskatoon"

Weekly Reflection- For Remembrance Day
Lest we forget.

Weekly Reflection November 7

Weekly Reflection October 31

Weekly Reflection October 22

Weekly Reflection October 17

Weekly Reflection Thanksgiving 2022
Wishing you all a great Thanksgiving.

Upcoming W.F. Mitchell Seminar to inform on health inequities
2022 seminar a chance to learn about health inequalities in Saskatchewan.

Weekly Reflection September 26

Weekly Reflection September 19

Fall Garden Party
Join us for a garden planting party!

Weekly Reflection September 12

Weekly Reflection September 6

Professional Development Awards
The deadline for the SPH Foundation Professional Development Awards is Sept 9, 2022.

Weekly Reflection August 29

Weekly Reflection August 22

PaRx presentation- prescribing nature
Join us for a presentation on the health benefits of spending time in nature and greenspaces.

Weekly Reflection August 15

Weekly Reflection August 8

Weekly Reflection August 2

Weekly Reflection July 25

Introducing a Walking Meditation

Weekly Reflection July 18

Weekly Reflection - July 11

Donor Generosity Advances Innovation
Saskatoon (June 6, 2022) St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation (SPH) wishes to extend our profound gratitude to our remarkably compassionate donors who have once again allowed us to provide critical support in crucial times.

Canada Day Reflection

Weekly Reflection June 27

Weekly Reflection - June 20 2022

Weekly Reflection - June 13

Weekly Reflection - June 6

Weekly Reflection- May 30

Weekly Reflection - May 24

Weekly Reflection - May 16

Weekly Reflection - May 2

Weekly Reflection - April 19

Weekly Reflection - April 11 2022

Weekly Reflection - April 4

Weekly Reflection - March 28

Weekly Reflection - March 21

Weekly Reflection - March 14

Weekly Reflection - March 7

February Ethics Exchange
Dr. Mary Heilman led the February Ethics Exchange on Principles and Values: Two Sides of the Same Coin.

Weekly Reflection - February 28, 2022

Weekly Reflection -February 22, 2022

Weekly Reflection - Jan 31

Weekly Reflection - Jan 24 2022

Weekly Reflection - January 17, 2022

Weekly Reflection for Jan 10, 2022
Let's be purposeful with our habits!

Weekly Reflection - January 3, 2022
Wishing us all a blessed 2022.

Mistletoe Baskets raises $173,412 for SPH
Learn more...

Weekly Reflection - December 20
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, and a blessed New Year.

Weekly Reflection -December 13, 2021

Weekly Reflection - December 6
Join us as we celebrate this second week of Advent.

Weekly Reflection - November 29
This week, we welcome Advent.

Join us in the unveiling of SPH ER Rainbow Medical Plastic Art
Join us in the unveiling of SPH ER Rainbow Medical Plastic Art

Weekly Reflection - November 22

SPH Team members lead November Ethics Exchange
SPH physiotherapist Bronwyn Lasair and ethicist Dr. Mary Heilman lead session on "Ongoing Consent: The Art of Collaboration."

Weekly Reflection - November 15

Weekly Reflection - November 8
Lest we forget.

"Beyond Burnt Out" W.F. Mitchell Bioethics Seminar offers opportunity for healing
Annual seminar provides insight into trauma faced by staff

Weekly Reflection - November 1

Virtual Christmas Arts and Crafts Sale

Weekly Reflection - October 25

Mistletoe Baskets are SOLD OUT!
Mistletoe Baskets are now Sold Out! Thank you so much for your support. Call 306 655 5821 read more....

Weekly Reflection -October 18

SPH Virtual Arts and Crafts Sale- Information
If you would like to participate in this year's Christmas Arts & Crafts Sale...

Weekly Reflection- October 12

Weekly Reflection - October 4

Weekly Reflection - September 27

Weekly Reflection for September 20

Weekly Reflection for September 13

Weekly Reflection for September 7

Weekly Reflection- August 30, 2021

Weekly Reflection - August 9

Weekly Reflection - August 3

Weekly Reflection for July 26

Weekly Reflection for July 19

Weekly Reflection For July 12

Weekly reflection for July 5

Weekly Reflection for June 28

Weekly Reflection for June 22
In honour of Father's Day, we pay tribute to true strength in all forms of parenting.

Weekly reflection for June 14

Weekly Reflection for June 7

Weekly Reflection - May 31

Weekly Reflection - May 26

May 2021 Ethics Rounds
Watch Dr. Mary Heilman present on the topic Vaccination Cooperation.

Weekly Reflection- May 17
When it comes to how we handle life experiences, mindset is key.

Weekly Reflection- May 3
Thoughts for May.

Weekly Reflection - April 26

St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation AGM Acknowledges Significant Fundraising Accomplishments in 2020
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation held its Annual General Meeting today, acknowledging our community for giving so generously of time and resources to ensure the health and well-being of patients and their families.

Weekly Reflections for April 19
A reminder this week to reflect on the "little moments" that point us to the beauty of life; and a special thank you in recognition of National Volunteer Week.

Weekly Reflection for April 6
Reflections as we celebrate Easter.

Weekly Reflection- March 15, 2021

Weekly Reflection for March 1
The beginning of a new week means new reflections. Here are this week's additions for us to ponder on.

Weekly Reflection for February 22

Weekly Reflection For February 1
This week, we examine the importance of being sincere about our limitations, and consider the significance of being light-hearted.

First Free-Standing Hospice in Saskatchewan Opens, Marking a New Era in Hospice Care
The Hospice at Glengarda, Saskatchewan’s first free-standing residential Hospice located in Saskatoon on Treaty Six territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis, will accept its first admission this week thanks to tremendous support from the community.

Weekly Reflection for Jan 25, 2021

Weekly Reflection for January 18

Weekly Reflection for January 11
Happy New Year, and welcome back the weekly reflections.This week, we focus on self-growth and letting go of old patterns that no longer serve us, and accepting the humanity in ourselves and others.

Hope for the Holidays at SPH
The Healing Arts Team at St. Paul's Hospital is proud to partner with artists from our community to bring Hope for the Holidays!

Weekly Reflection for December 14
This week, we remember the second week of advent, and reflect on the teachings of Hanukkah.

Final Lifeline of 2020 is here!
The December 2020 edition of the Lifeline is ready!

Weekly Reflection for November 30th
As we welcome the first week of Advent, we explore the hope that comes with it.

Weekly Reflection for November 23rd
This week, we explore the meaning of faith.

“Mistletoe 2020” Raises $162,575 For St. Paul’s Hospital Laboratory
On Saturday November 21, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation celebrated a reimagined version of its 31st Annual Mistletoe Ball, presented by Nutrien. Instead of gathering at the Sheraton in ball gowns and tuxedos, the community was instead invited to purchase Mistletoe-themed baskets that were delivered to the safety and comfort of their home...

Mistletoe Basket Sales Have Now Closed
Thank you for your support...

Weekly Reflection November 10th

Weekly Reflection November 2

Weekly Reflections- October 19, 2020

St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation Appoints Larry Long and Leah Schatz to Board of Directors
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation has appointed two new members to its Board of Directors...

Tim Hortons® raises record amount through Smile Cookie Fundraising Campaign
Tim Hortons restaurant owners and millions of generous Canadians across the country combined broke a new Smile Cookie record this year...

Weekly Reflection
This week, we explore the power of our words.

The Fall Lifeline is here!
The September 2020 Lifeline is fresh of the press.

Weekly Reflection September 8

Weekly Reflections for August 31

Weekly reflection for August 24, 2020

Weekly Reflection- August 17, 2020

Weekly Reflection for August 10, 2020
Today, we honour International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, and reflect on the importance of making time to create peace, even in chaos.

Weekly Reflection for August 4, 2020

Weekly Reflections for July 27

Samaritan Place is Hiring for Hospice at Glengarda
The Hospice at Glengarda is opening in late 2020. Please visit the following link for exciting employment opportunities

Weekly Reflections for July 20, 2020
This week, we explore the power of a genuine smile, and the importance of practicing compassion to ourselves.

2020 SPH Professional Awards Application Now Available
Application deadline: September 11, 2020.

Weekly Reflection for July 13
This week, we explore the mysteries of joy.

Weekly Reflection for July 6

St. Paul's Hospital Foundation 2020 Draws Winners
The 2020 SPH Foundation Draws winners have been announced!

Weekly Reflection for the week of June 29, 2020
A reminder to bring a hint of your own personal flavor, wherever you go.

Weekly Reflection for June 22
This weekend, we celebrated Father's Day, in all of it's shapes and forms. Happy Father's Day to all of the father's, and those who serve in the role of a father.

June 2020 Lifeline is here!
The summer edition of the Lifeline is out!

Weekly Reflections for the week of June 15, 2020

The St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation Annual General Meeting was held today in an online event hosted by Volunteer Board Chair Neil Weber. Revenues of an astounding $16.67 M were reported by the Foundation in 2019, due in large part to community support for the Close to Home Campaign for Hospice and End-of-Life Care.

Weekly Reflections for the week of May 8
This week, we look at the effects of injustice, and receive encouragement to serve with our own best talents and passions.

Weekly Reflections for May 1, 2020

St. Paul's Hospital Foundation AGM June 11, 2020
You are invited to the 2020 SPHF Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 12 noon via Zoom. The Meeting ID is: 892 7629 7506. Please email or call 306-655-5821 to receive a password for this event.

Weekly Reflection for the week of May 25, 2020

Weekly Reflection for May 17, 2020

It Takes a Team: St. Paul’s Hospital Gratitude Campaign
It Takes a Team to keep our community healthy, so while you’re doing your part by staying home, join in the fun by sending a creative thank you to a team at St. Paul's Hospital.

$20M Close to Home Campaign For Hospice Concludes With $1M Capstone Gift
Today St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation received a $1 million gift from Jim and Lisa Yuel and their daughters Neli and Taya. “We are thrilled to announce that with this remarkable gift, we are now able to effectively mark the completion of the Close to Home Campaign for Hospice and End-of-life Care,” said Foundation CEO Lecina Hicke.

Weekly Reflection for May 10, 2020
This week, we celebrate Motherhood in all it's forms.

Close To Home Major Announcement
You are invited to attend a virtual Close to Home Major Announcement on Tuesday May 12 at 10:00 am. Watch online at or on Zoom Webinar (prior registration and application download required).

Weekly Reflections for May 4th, 2020
This week, we look at the interconnectedness of the the world.

Weekly Reflection for the Week of April 27

Weekly Reflection for April 20
This week, we examine the simplicity in the essence of a blessing.

Apply Now for the 2020 Foundation Draws
The Foundation Draws Application Forms are now available. Application deadline is May 15, 2020. Items will be drawn on Tuesday June 23rd at noon in the cafeteria. More information and a downloadable application can be found at:

Weekly Reflections for April 12, 2020
Happy Easter. This week, we reflect on the endurance necessary to be a light in the world, and on the meaning of Easter.

Weekly Reflections for April 6, 2020
This week, we enter Holy Week, and reflect on our heart's condition, and examine the true service God calls us to.

Weekly Reflection for March 30, 2020
Welcome back to this week's reflections. This week, we explore the state of our hearts in prayer.

COVID-19 Hospital Fund Media Release
Today St. Paul's Hospital Foundation, Royal University Hospital Foundation, Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation, and the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation announced a joint fundraising initiative called the COVID-19 Hospital Fund. Details below and at

Weekly Reflections
Welcome to Weekly Reflections. This week, we examine the blessings in giving.

Weekly Reflections- March 16, 2020
Welcome back the Weekly Reflections. This week, we focus on the power of togetherness and working in community and teamwork, and the call on each of us to do all the good we can, whenever we can.

 SPH Foundation Update - March 16, 2020
For the health and safety of our community, effective March 16, 2020 St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation has temporarily closed the Gift Shop and our Foundation office and will support our Hospital and your philanthropic goals through remote methods...

The spring Lifeline is here!
The March 2020 Lifeline is hot off the press!

Weekly Reflection for March 9, 2020
This week, we reflect on International Women's Day, and the strength that comes in our spiritual practices.

Weekly Reflection
Welcome back to the Weekly Reflections. This week, we examine the strength needed for forgiveness, and our purpose in helping our fellow brothers and sisters.

Weekly Reflection

March Lunchtime Cree Language Classes
Come learn Learn the Nehiyawewin Cree Language Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Healing Arts Studio! Bring your lunch and enjoy some cultural enrichment.

Weekly Reflections for the week of February 16,2020
This week, we reflect on the value of love.

Weekly Reflections for February 10, 2020

Food is more than calories
The January/February issue of the SaskEthics Newsletter is here.

Weekly Reflection for the Week of February 2, 2020
This week, we think about creating our own opportunities, and evaluate how we make our decisions.

Weekly Reflection for Jan 27, 2020
Welcome back to our Weekly Reflections. This week, we mark the end of Lunar New Year celebrations, and reflect on using our creativity to turn restrictions into stepping stones.

Weekly Reflection for the week of January 20,2020
Join us this week as we meditate on making our own paths instead of following what was already made.

Weekly Reflection- January 13th, 2020
This week, we look meditate on the value of our mistakes, and the continual opportunity to better ourselves.

St. Paul's Hospital Foundation Announces Sandhya Padmanabh as Director of Philanthropy
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandhya Padmanabh as Director of Philanthropy effective January 1, 2020.

Weekly Reflections for Jan 6, 2020
Welcome back to Weekly Reflections. As we start off 2020, we reflect on the constant nature of human change, and celebrate Ukrainian Christmas. From the Mission Office, we wish you a blessed 2020.

Weekly Reflection: December 23, 2019
As this year comes to a close, we examine the heart and hope behind Christmas. This year, the Mission Office wishes you and your loved one's a very warm, merry Christmas, and a happy new year.

Lifeline: December 2019

Weekly Reflection
As we continue with the third week of advent, we reflect on true, God-given joy, and the value of kindness.

Weekly Reflection
Here are this week's reflections for you. This week, we look at our responsibility to others, and the value of true peace.

Research provides insight into supervised consumption services
The 2019 W.F. Mitchell Seminar focused on supervised consumption services.

Robert 'Bob' Steane Leaves Extraordinary $10M Legacy Gift to City Foundations
Foundations encourage everyone to 'Be A Bob' and give, volunteer in their own way

Weekly Reflection
Join us this week as we reflect on the meaning of Advent.

New $2.4 Million CT Scanner at St. Paul's Hospital
Saskatchewan residents are benefiting from improved access to specialized medical imaging, thanks to a new computed tomography (CT) scanner at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon...

Weekly Reflections
This week, we reflect on the value of stillness in the midst of busyness, and the challenges that death and time present to each of us.

Mistletoe Ball Raises $206,667 For Hospice & End-Of-Life Care
On Saturday November 16, Saskatoon’s 30th Annual Mistletoe Ball, presented by Nutrien, raised an astounding $206,667 for St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation.“This is one of the most successful Mistletoe Balls to date...

Weekly Reflection for Nov 18, 2019

Compassion is a verb
The November/December issue of the SaskEthics Newsletter is here.

Weekly Reflection for the Week Of November 10, 2019
Join us this week as we reflect and express our gratitude for brave and courageous Veterans.

Annual Christmas Art & Craft Sale

Winners Announced for Sold Out Hospital Home Lottery in Support of Hospice
The 2019 Fall Hospital Home Lottery has sold out. Thank you for your incredible support...

Weekly Reflection for November 4, 2019
This week we meditate on the power of any act of kindness, and remember the impact of lost loved ones.

Weekly Reflections for the Week of October 28
Join us this week as we reflect on the power of gratitude in our spiritual lives, and the magic of Halloween in reminding us of our youth.

W.F. Mitchell Bioethics Seminar
This year's seminar is titled, Supervised consumption services: What does the evidence say?

Weekly Reflection for the Week of October 21, 2019
This week, we reflect on the importance of each person in the unity of life, and on finding God's love in gratitude.

Hoop Stitch Bead Earring Workshop
Bead Earring Workshop free for all patients, family members, and staff.

Growing Our Community: Joe Remai Makes Significant Gift to Close to Home Campaign
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation today announced an exciting $500,000 gift to the Close to Home Campaign for Hospice and End-of-Life Care from local philanthropist Joe Remai.

Weekly Reflection for the week of Oct 14, 2019.
This week, we reflect on missed opportunities for gratitude.

Weekly Reflections for the Week of October 7, 2019.
This week, we dive into reflection in our gratitude,and the blessings of being generous.

Weekly Reflection for the Week of September 30, 2019
This week, we honour Orange Shirt Day and the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

Weekly Reflection for the Week of September 23, 2019
This week, we reflect on pushing past our comfort zone to discover and learn new things.

The September Lifeline is Out
The September Lifeline, our SPH Staff newsletter, is out today.

Weekly Reflections for the Week of September 15, 2019
In this week's reflections, we take time to recognize the value of caring, and the value of personal change.

Gordon and Jill Rawlinson Support Hospice with Heart
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation today announced an exciting $650,000 gift to the Close to Home Campaign for Hospice and End-of-Life Care from local philanthropists Gordon and Jill Rawlinson.

Weekly Reflection for the Week of September 8, 2019
This week, we reflect on the value of being humble and learning from others.

Breathe Easy: Resuscitation Care Plans and Advance Care Directives
Ethics Rounds will be held September 23rd in Pylypchuk Hall and via WebEx.

Weekly Reflection for Aug 26, 2019
This week, we reflect on the value of nature, and the power of allowing ourselves to be vulnerable.

Weekly Reflections for the Week of August 19, 2019
Join us this week as we reflect on kindness, and the mystery and joy of a smile.

Weekly Reflection for the Week of August 12, 2019
Come join us this week as we reflect on the value of using our time to do what we enjoy.

SPH Foundation Announces Lecina Hicke as New CEO
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Lecina Hicke as CEO of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, effective August 15, 2019.

Weekly Reflection for the Week of August 5, 2019.
Ponder with us on the value of moments, memories, and time.

Weekly Reflections for the week of July 29, 2019
Come along and join us this week as we reflect on happiness, gratitude, and the joy of music.

Weekly Reflections for the Week of July 22, 2019
Come along and join us this week as we reflect on the value of laughter and self-worth.

Weekly Reflections for the week of July 15
Come ponder life on a weekly basis with us. This week, we explore the secret to living well and with joy.

Weekly Reflections for July 8, 2019

Latest Weekly Reflections for Providence Health BC and Emmanuel Care