April 1 is Caregiver Recognition Day, but a group of local residents can’t wait quite that long.
Celebrating Family Caregivers! Inspiration and More, slated for Mon., March 31 from 7 to 9 p.m., will be a celebration at the Caboto Centre (1055 Wilkes Ave.) to promote awareness of Caregiver Recognition Day.
According to a release, Statistics Canada found that a third of Manitobans are caregivers, much higher than the 28 per cent national average.
"Caregiving is not an easy task. I continue to be a caregiver to my mother who survived a brutal home invasion in 2007 that made national headlines," said Katherine Peters, Comforts of Home Care founder in the release. "I also understand that caregiving is a labour of love and dedication which is why I am so committed to giving Winnipeg’s caregivers a free night off."
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba will be supporting the free event. The night will include entertainment, stories from caregivers, and free refreshments.