The St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation has announced that it will host its first-ever Festival of Trees on November 29 and 30 at the Wylie Mitchell building in Estevan.
The event will boast many activities and a hall full of decorated trees and Christmas ornaments.
A seniors' day and a family night will happen November 29. There will be continuous live Christmas music, craft making, a memorial tree, artwork displays from local artists, visits from Santa Claus, a bake sale, scavenger hunts and a silent auction.
The hospital foundation will then host its largest fundraiser of the year November 30: the Festival of Trees Fundraising Dinner. This casual, fun and entertaining event will boast live Christmas carols when guests arrive, followed by a grand, traditional Christmas feast.
People will be able to support the foundation through a silent and live auction of the decorated trees that will be donated for the event, as well as many other auction items.
Prominent Canadian musical/comedy group the Arrogant Worms will provide entertainment. They are known for such songs as “The Last Saskatchewan Pirate,” “Me Like Hockey” and “Canada’s Really Big.”
They will be performing their one-hour Christmas special show called “Christmas Turkey,” which will be full of Christmas favorites and surprising Christmas twists.
“St. Joseph’s Hospital’s building is 23 years old and is in need of some major upgrades,” said foundation executive director Becky Conly. “There is also a long list of major pieces of equipment needed by the hospital in order keep up with the changing world of technology in medicine.
“This Christmas event is the perfect opportunity to not only raise awareness about the meaning and purpose of the hospital foundation, but it is also a way for the community to give back to the local hospital that maintains and saves the lives of our family, and friends.”