Festival of Trees 2011 is underway!Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Festival of Trees 25th anniversary on Wednesday November 23, 2011. This evening wouldn't be possible without our presenting sponsor, Union Securities, or our venue sponsors, the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and Pacific Center Mall. Tree sponsors were hard at work decorating from morning to afternoon"¦ dressed in holiday-themed outfits to match their trees. Each of the 46 trees is unique and incredible! Congratulations to everyone involved on such elaborate designs. Throughout the day we had a couple very special visitors drop by - Santa and Sunny Bear of course! The annual Red Robin and Vancouver Trolley Company sponsored a trip for BC Children's Hospital patients and families to come down and create their own decorations before hanging them on the Red Robin tree reserved just for them. We were also lucky to have a special celebrity designed tree this year. Jillian Harris, from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition created a very special tree that will be auctioned off next week at the 25th annual Crystal Ball. All the trees are on display until January 4, 2012. Be sure to bring your family and friends to the Four Seasons Hotel and Pacific Centre to vote on your favourite tree! All voting ballots will be entered in our draw. Three winners will receive one of the following prizes: a trip for two with WestJet, a one week swim camp from Atlantis Programs, and a one week bike camp from Pedalheads Bike Camps. Don't forget you can also make a wish on our special WISH tree, sponsored by the Delaney-Wolverton Family. Ornaments are available on site for you to record your wish and help decorate the tree.
Festival of Trees AwardsCongratulations goes out to all of this year's winning trees and stay tuned for our People's Choice tree in January!
THIS YEARS FESTIVAL OF TREES WINNERS: (*W = Winner & *HM = Honorable Mention) Most "Green" Tree W: Buddha's Light International Association HM: Chloe's Tree
Most Child-Like Tree: W: Teekay Corporation HM: West Point Grey Academy Best Team Spirit Tree: W: The Delf Group Inc. HM: WorkSafe BC Best Corporate Expression Tree: W: LUSH Handmade Cosmetics HM: Tracey Jackson Law Corporation Most Traditional Tree: W: Morguard Investments HM: RBC Dominion Securities Kerrisdale (Greg Southgate) & Coast Capital Savings Credit Union Best 1st Year Tree: W: Milani Plumbing HM: Guardian Capital Advisors LP Most Creative Tree: W: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP HM: Union Securities Ltd. [gallery order="DESC" columns="4" orderby="rand"]