Festival of Trees
Festival of Trees is a grassroots campaign in various communities across British Columbia raising money for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Community businesses and organizations curate their very own beautifully decorated tree, for which the public is encouraged to tour and vote for their favourite.
Click the link below to learn more about Festival of Trees in your community.
2021 Festival of Trees raising money for Mental Health programs at BC Children’s!
BC Children’s Hospital is focused on treating the whole child – physically and emotionally. Evidence is emerging that practicing mindfulness helps youth increase resiliency and helps them better cope with chronic illness, pain, psychological distress and other health challenges. The Centre for Mindfulness is a leader in mindfulness-based interventions. The aim of mindfulness is to help patients and families learn ways to focus and calm their minds and live in the present moment with compassion for themselves. This will help them better manage difficult thoughts and feelings which can play an important role in their healing journey. Mindfulness skills have been shown to help people cope with chronic stress, pain and mood symptoms. The Centre for Mindfulness team would like to make a positive difference in the lives of more kids and families from across the province.
All funds raised through Festival of Trees will support the Centre for Mindfulness and will help youth, families, caregivers and health professionals develop skills to manage stress and anxiety, making a significant difference in their lives.