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Festival of Trees Returns

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 @ 5:45 AM
From left, Festival of Trees volunteers Sharon Willoughby and Gayle Magrath during set up on Tuesday - photos 250News

From left, Festival of Trees volunteers Sharon Willoughby and Gayle Magrath help set up the gift shop Tuesday – photos 250News

Prince George, B.C. – It’s a family tradition in Prince George and it returns for its 23rd year this weekend at the Civic Centre.

The Festival of Trees kicks off Friday with a private and sold-out fashion show before opening at 9 a.m. to the public on Saturday.20161122_121126

Festival of Trees coordinator Shirli Gene Sadowick says the event is a fundraiser for the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation – now in its 25th year.

“Yes, it is and it enhances healthcare for the entire north – not just Prince George.”

She says the festival has remained popular as second generations are now bringing their own kids to the event.

“We get people who’ve had their own pictures taken with Santa bringing their own kids now.”

If you want tickets to select Festival of Trees events, you’d better get them quick as not only has the fashion show sold-out but also the senior’s lunch and senior’s tea.

Other events include the Dance and Dine  Among the Pine ( sponsored by 250News) , the Northland Auto Group Family Brunch, the TD Teddy Bear Breakfast and Dunkley Lumber’s Holiday Dinner.

Tickets are available at the Spirit of the North office, or by calling 250-565-2515.

General admission costs $10 for a family, $5 for adults, while seniors and students get in for $3. The event runs until Dec. 4th.


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