Manitoulin Health Centre Receives Beautiful Gift

Little Current, ON  - The Manitoulin Health Centre (“MHC”) was honoured and proud to receive a beautiful piece of art from Barb Edwards of Edwards Studio in Kagawong.  


Barb Edwards, with support from the Little Current Hospital Auxiliary, presented MHC with one of her original stained glass pieces titled “New Day”. This amazing 40” x 40” piece will be displayed in the Little Current Palliative Care unit for everyone to enjoy for years to come.


When asked why it was important, Ms Edwards said “I was happy to do it for the hospital and felt very privileged to have been asked, especially for the palliative care unit”. Ms Edwards took her love of Manitoulin and was inspired by the nature and landscape of the Island. She wanted to bring that feeling into the room with the hopes that it would be familiar to those in the unit and it might provide a bit of comfort.


Lynn Foster, CEO of MHC says “This piece, as well as the one displayed at the Mindemoya site are shared as a result of a comment received from a loved one who spent time in the palliative suite. This is one example that demonstrates the importance of working with MHC and forwarding feedback. Without that feedback, these beautiful pieces of artistry would not be touching the lives of others. Thank you so much to Barb and to the Hospital Auxiliary for thinking of our palliative care patients”.


About Barb Edwards – Barb Edwards has maintained her studio, Edwards Studio, on Manitoulin Island in Kagawong for 25+ years.  Ms Edwards specializes in glass and textiles.  The gallery operates seasonally from the May long weekend until the Thanksgiving.