THE BATTLEFORDS —
According to a Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation press release, the BUH Foundation has announced the launch of the annual Festival of Trees, which will celebrate its 28th year. This year also marks the 12th year in which Gold Eagle Casino has been the diamond sponsor for the event, with Kelly Atcheynum, general manager of Gold Eagle Casino, proud of the support the casino has provided.
“As we make our way into the holiday season, we would like to take this time to say how grateful we are to each and every one of our sponsors, volunteers and community. Your support ensures that you, your family, neighbours and friends have access to the best care, as close to home as possible”, says Leanne Ducommun, BUH Foundation’s executive director.
This year, the proceeds raised during the Festival of Trees will support BUH purchasing a ceiling lift tracking system for the palliative department at Battlefords Union Hospital. The lift tracking system is specialized to provide safe patient handling and reduce suffering for patients with severe and, most often, terminal illnesses.
A week of activities is planned from Nov. 25., to Dec. 2, with this year's Festival of Trees themed 'A Royal Christmas.'
On Nov. 25, at the VIP viewing and Opening Night, you can view the silent auction and raffle prizes with food, entertainment and more. Admission is $15 and open to the public.
On Nov. 26, on Kids Day, you can have your photo taken by Santa with games, face painting, and a dance part with special appearances of Elsa and Olaf from Frozen. Admission is two dollars and open to the public.
On Nov. 27, at the Royal Family Garden Party, you can have a red carpet experience with a castle, princesses, knights and superheroes with tea and snacks supplied by blend Restaurant & Bar. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for youth.
On Nov. 29, Seniors Day is dedicated to seniors with entertainment, coffee, tea and cookies featuring Better Together. Admission is two dollars for seniors over 65.
On Nov. 30, enjoy Cocktails & Creations, a sign-making event with snacks and a wine bar. Admission is $55.
Lastly, on Dec 2, enjoy Black Tie Bingo, with bingo, a four-course meal by Blend Restaurant & Bar and entertainment. Lucky Bastard Distillers will have samples during the event. Tickets are $125.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit BUH's website at buhfoundation.com