West Vancouver’s Stittgen Fine Jewelry owner Selina Ladak was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Lions Gate Hospice Society. The Hospice Society has been instrumental in building the North Shore’s first free-standing hospice, which opened its doors in October 2010.

At the donor’s reception held just prior to the official opening of the hospice, Selina and other guests were highly impressed with the warm and homely feel their families would need. “This is a dream come true for the countless volunteers that have worked so hard to make this wonderful facility a reality”, said a teary-eyed Selina after the emotional ceremonies.

Selina has been a strong supporter of quality palliative care since 2007 when Stittgen Fine Jewelry hosted an event at their West Vancouver jewelery store to support the hospice’s $8 million fund-raising campaign.