As we enter uncertain times once again, the Spirit of the North Healthcare is cautiously moving forward in the hope that the Festival of Trees – a Home Grown Christmas can return in a more traditional format for 2021.
“There have been a lot of questions following last year’s Festival of Trees, that was reimagined beyond what we thought was possible, as to whether or not we would be proceeding once again this year,” said Judy Neiser, CEO of the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundatio. “The truth is we can’t see it not moving ahead – hopefully in a more traditional way, but definitely in some fashion. Entering our 28th year we feel that health care is more prevalent than ever and focusing on funding much needed healthcare equipment will once again be top of mind.”
Funding for the dedicated molecular diagnostic lab was a focus last year and was a complete success.
Working closely with the city, and Northern Health which has been conducting vaccine clinics in the Civic Centre for several months now, there is a vision on how Spirit of the North can work together to still provide a winter wonderland that sponsors, donors, and the public have grown to expect. This year the Festival will run November 26 to December 5. COVID-19 protocol at that time will be in place.
Neiser encourages everyone to check the festivaloftreespg.ca website often for more details and event updates. Information for ticketed events will be made available soon and go on sale no later than October 15. The Festival of Trees is a signature annual event that the community has come to love and support. The Spirit and Festival of Trees Teams are working hard once again to bring enjoyment to the season by creating a very much loved and well attended event.