Festival of Trees raises close to $700,000

The Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation’s 25th annual Festival of Trees raised close to $700,000 over its 10-day run.

The money will go a long way to fund the much-needed Ortho Video O.R. Towers that UHNBC had identified as a need.

This year saw many of the classic events sold out well in advance, such as the seniors’ tea, seniors’ luncheon, and fashion show. All three of those sold out in record time, and will be returning in 2019. New events, such as the Namaste to Start your Day- Morning Yoga, was also very well received, as well as the collaboration with the City of Prince George for the fireworks along with their civic light up.

“Each year brings a bigger sense of accomplishment along with a bigger responsibility to see that our donors and supporters wishes for better healthcare are honoured,” said Judy Neiser, CEO for Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation, in a news release. “We are so truly grateful for the support we receive and feel it is a privilege to see these dollars at work in the community to help create better health outcomes for patients in the North. Each donation no matter how big or small collectively is making an impact.

“As always we want to thank our sponsors, donors, designers, corporate partners and the many volunteers who helped make this possible. We truly could not have done it without you.”

And for those of you who would like to get involved next year, Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation would be grateful for your involvement, and details can be found at the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation office in the atrium of the University Hospital.