Festival of Trees: a celebration of community spirit

The annual Festival of Trees will take place on Nov. 27 - Nov. 29 at the Historic Park.

  • Nov. 18, 2015 3:00 p.m.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

The annual Festival of Trees will take place on Nov. 27 – Nov. 29 at the Historic Park.

Invitations have been extended to various community members, businesses and organizations to share in the holiday spirit of the community.

Funds raised will support the Grade 9 class from Fort St. James Secondary School who will be embarking on an annual trip to Haida Gwaii.

Festival of Tress organizer, Jacqueline Soles, says that the purpose of the trip is to provide an affordable and educational experience for every student which focuses on exploring history, culture, science and their connection to the global community.

“It also provides an opportunity to enrich the student’s relationships with each other and show them the beautiful environment in which they live,” Soles said.

The event will also coincide with the Heritage Christmas event which will take place on Nov. 29 from 2-5 pm.

“It’s a great way to get people to come to the park for more than one reason,” Soles said. “I think people need to be more involved with the park. It’s so beautiful and it’s right in our own backyard.”

This is the second year Soles has been running the event and she’s hoping for a good number of donations this year. And it’s not just limited to trees either. “We thought we would try something new this year. You can donate a tree, a wreath or a Christmas decoration,” she said.

All items will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

“This is an outstanding opportunity to support our community and provide a wonderful addition to the holiday celebrations,” Soles said.

If you are able to donate a tree for the festival, contact Jacqueline by Nov. 20 at: jsoles@sd91.bc.ca