The Abbotsford Hospice Society holds a memorial butterfly release on July 29, featuring the Painted Lady butterfly.

The Abbotsford Hospice Society holds a memorial butterfly release on July 29, featuring the Painted Lady butterfly.

Abbotsford Hospice Society holds memorial butterfly release

Event takes place July 29 at Tanglebank Gardens

The Abbotsford Hospice Society hosts its second annual memorial butterfly release on Saturday, July 29.

The event runs from 10 a.m to noon at Tanglebank Gardens, 29985 Downes Rd.

The public is invited to purchase a Painted Lady butterfly – one of many species that are native to the area – and release it in memory of a loved one.

All butterflies must be pre-ordered online by July 24 at abbotsfordhospice.org/butterfly. The cost is $25 per butterfly.

Registration begins at 10 a.m., with the release at 11 a.m. If there is rain or cold on the day of the event, the release might be delayed until the optimal temperature is reached for the butterflies to wake, fly and survive.

Those interested in sponsorship opportunities are asked to contact Marionkeys@abbotsfordhospice.org for more information.