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Festival of Trees Raises Over $670K

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Photo courtesy Trevor Moore, ‘Seas and Greetings” sponsored by the Prince George Airport Authority (Deloitte People’s Choice Winner – Favourite Big Tree)

Prince George, B.C. – Yet another successful Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation Festival of Trees event has come and gone.

This year’s 23rd annual 10-day festival included a call to action in support of the Breast Health Imaging Centre for UHNBC.

Spirit of the North’s funding toward the centre amounts to a $500,000 ask from Northern Health, and this year’s Gala Fundraising Auction saw $200,000 raised towards this goal.

The largest of the 263 donors was a contribution made by the Prince George Cougars 50/50 Society with a cheque for just over $50,000.

The money represents the proceeds from the Cougars Pink in the Rink game last month versus the Prince George Raiders.

Preliminary numbers show that over $670,000 was raised through the full event.It was also a milestone year for Spirit of the North as it celebrated its 25th year anniversary.


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