Festival of Trees: bringing Christmas Spirit in support of local youth

The Festival of Trees kicked off a weekend full of Christmas spirit at the Historic Park in Fort St. James from Nov. 25 – 27.

  • Nov. 30, 2016 10:00 a.m.

The annual Festival of Trees was held at the Historic Park in Fort St. James from Nov. 25 - 27.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

The Festival of Trees kicked off a weekend full of Christmas spirit at the Historic Park in Fort St. James from Nov. 25 – 27.

Organizer, Jaqueline Soles was thrilled with the all of the community support as about 20 entries were auctioned off the highest bidder.

Community members were eager to catch a glimpse of the many different festive designs as Christmas treats were passed around by students from Fort St. James Secondary School.

“All of the proceeds will support the Fort St. James Secondary School Grade 9 class on their trip to Haida Gwaii, B.C.,” said Soles, a teacher at the school.

Many local businesses and organizations continue to support the students year after year with their creative entries as people made their rounds in hopes of winning their favorite tree.

 

Just Posted

New Seven Sisters replacement confirmed

Mental health facility will have 25 beds, up from 20 in current facility

Convicted animal abuser to return to B.C. court May 21

Catherine Jessica Adams is facing a breach of probation charge

Gallery: Project Heavy Duty inspires students into it’s 32nd year

The event is a collaboration between SD91 and industry in and around Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake and Fort St. James

Telkwa pot plant application passes review

Cannabis company claims new Health Canada regulations are working in its favour

Madison Scott’s mother hosts event to keep search for her missing daughter alive

Eight years ago, the Vanderhoof teenager disappeared, and the RCMP continue to chase leads

Rescuers finally persuade Eiffel Tower climber to come down

The official said the man was ‘under control and out of danger’ on Monday night

B.C. sends 267 firefighters to help battle Alberta wildfires

Out of control fires have forced evacuations in the province

LETTER: Fletcher ‘blurs reality’ on B.C. union public construction

Bridge, highway projects awarded to companies, not unions

Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

A jury found Edward Downey guilty last year in the deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman

Terrace hospital’s business plan approved

Health Minister’s announcement opens door to construction phase

Federal government funds millions to help B.C. police spot drugged driving

Many police departments have expressed wariness about using the only government-approved roadside test

Judge: Mississippi 6-week abortion ban ‘smacks of defiance’

The new law would prohibit most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected

Oil companies, 24-cent gap between B.C., Alberta to be focus of gas price probe

Premier John Horgan called the spike in gas prices ‘alarming’

Motorcycle deaths spike 50% since 2017

Riders were most likely fatally crash on the weekends compared with the rest of the week

Most Read