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There's always something happening at Carlton House.

George Pal’s Prisoners of Hope Book Launch

July 2, 2020


Our resident George Pal has released a memoir called “Prisoners of Hope” which details his harrowing story of surviving the Holocaust. This book has been in the writing room for over 40 years, and is now finally ready for print. George and his father were taken to an Auschwitz concentration camp together. George was only […]

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John Hillman’s Fundraiser Success

June 10, 2020


John Hillman’s 101 laps to raise $101,000 for Save the Children Canada’s Covid-19 relief fund was a massive success! The total amount raised surpassed the goal, with $168,788 raised and a few more donations still trickling in. John has been committed to service his entire life, which is evident from his years spent serving his […]

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John Hillman – 101 for $101,000

May 6, 2020


Our beloved 101-year old resident John Hillman is on a mission to raise money for the charity Save the Children Canada by walking 101 laps around our Courtyard here at Carlton House of Oak Bay. Check out John’s story and donate on his Canada Helps page: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/john-hillman-101-laps-for-101000/ With the goal of raising $101,000, John will […]

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Happy 101st Birthday to Mr. John Hillman!

April 1, 2020


Born in 1919, in South Wales, UK and now a resident in Oak Bay at Carlton House, John Hillman served with the Royal Air Force in the Second World War, enlisting at 17 and joined the RAF in 1937. As John was isolated from family and his closest friends, we made him King for a […]

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