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Festival of Trees launches Nov. 23 at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and Pacific Centre

Posted on 22/11/2011 12:00am

MEDIA ADVISORY: Festival of Trees launches at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and Pacific Centre in support of BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Vancouver, BC - November 21, 2011 - BC Children's Hospital patients will gather to decorate a Christmas tree November 23 in preparation for the launch of BC Children's Hospital Foundation's 25th annual Festival of Trees at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and upper lobby of Pacific Centre Mall. Festival of Trees, presented by Union Securities Ltd., runs from November 23, 2011 to January 4, 2012 and offers a visual treat for the whole family.

When: Wednesday, November 23, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Where: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

What: Children decorating the Red Robin tree, surrounded by colourful display of 46 other trees decorated by community groups, individuals and organizations.

Who: Meet BC Children's Hospital patients as they decorate the Red Robin tree, as well as other corporate and community groups who will be decorating their own sponsored trees. BC Children's Hospital Foundation spokesperson will be available for interviews.

This year The Bachelorette star and Vancouver interior designer Jillian Harris is putting her creative talents to the test by decorating a tree that will later be put up for auction. Her tree will be on display at the entrance of the Four Seasons Hotel's Yew Restaurant and Bar from November 23 to December 1.

In the past 24 years, the Festival of Trees has raised over $2.5 million for BC Children's Hospital. Funds raised from this year's event will go toward the Campaign for BC Children, supporting the construction of a new BC Children's Hospital, the relocation of childhood development and rehabilitation services from Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children to the hospital's Oak Street site, and Child Health BC, a BC Children's Hospital initiative that is improving access to pediatric care throughout the province.

About BC Children's Hospital
BC Children's Hospital is the province's only full-service pediatric acute care hospital and serves the one million children living in BC and the Yukon. All children who are seriously ill or injured are referred to Children's Hospital and are either treated at the hospital facility in Vancouver or, with consultation from Children's specialists, in their home community. Last year, more than 78,000 children were treated at Children's Hospital. BC Children's Hospital Foundation received donations from more than 115,000 people last year and had revenues of over $85.5 million. Funds raised by the Foundation are used to support BC Children's Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and the Child & Family Research Institute. For more information, visit www.bcchf.ca.


For more information, contact:
Joanna Newman Nikki Hills
Communications Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
BC Children's Hospital Foundation Tel. 604-844-6712
Tel. 604-875-2369 nikki.hills@fourseasons.com
Cel. 604-290-8287
jnewman@bcchf.ca