This opportunity to bring back the United Way Tree of Lights is two fold for us in that we get to bring attention to some critical issues, but we also have a wonderful way to connect the community in a time we feel so isolated from each other. We want to bring the magic of the holidays and we couldn’t be more excited!”
We invite you to come and see this amazing tree being hoisted atop the hotel, however, we request everyone to ensure they practice physical distancing (stay at least 2 meters apart) and wear a mask. Alternatively, this sight can be enjoyed from the comfort of your parked vehicle. Please adhere to all posted signage.
This year, UWNBC has a special announcement – a partner tree in Fort St. John!
The North Peace Cultural Centre is raising a grand tree in their concourse to coincide with the opening of this year’s Artisan Christmas Market. This tree will be the light of hope for many, bringing awareness to the issues of mental health and addictions in the Fort St. John area and raising urgently needed funds to support the community no matter the socio-economic status, allowing anyone who needs it to have access to resources, and to know they’re not alone. The goal for this partner tree fundraiser is $10,000. The event for the opening of the Artisan Christmas Market is November 14, 2020 at 2pm (MST) and will be live streamed with announcements and entertainment (link to be available through the NPCC and UWNBC Facebook pages).
“We are so thrilled to partner with the North Peace Cultural Centre in Fort St. John to bring this warmth of the season to more places across Northern BC.” Says Trista Spencer, Executive Director, UWNBC. “The opportunity to connect to our communities is so key for us to continue the work we do each and every day. This holiday season is like no other and it’s exciting to have a way to connect with people in a joyful and meaningful way.”
To find out more information, to become a sponsor, or make a donation to this initiative, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-561-1040. Follow the event on Facebook and Instagram @unitedwaynbc and check out the page on our website www.unitedwaynbc.ca.
United Way would like to gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors for helping bring the tree to the roof in Prince George: Coast Prince George Hotel by APA, Sterling Crane, PG Rental Centre, Warmac Ventures Ltd.
United Way would like to thank the North Peace Cultural Centre for their partnership for the tree in Fort St. John.