2013 Northwestel Festival of Trees Event Schedule Announced


November 7, 2013 (Whitehorse, Yukon) – The Yukon Hospital Foundation will kick off its 11th annual Northwestel Festival of Trees November 21 in Whitehorse, with several magical events that will make this a year to remember.

In support of the festival, local businesses, community organizations and friends of the Foundation come together to create a magical showcase of individually decorated Christmas trees and wreaths to raise money for our hospital.
Amid the enchanting atmosphere the trees and wreaths create, the communiity can enjoy holiday décor, food, music and dance. Over the two-and-a-half weeks, there are many opportunities for the community to join in and help support quality healthcare, right here, close to home. Returning favourites include:
• Capstone Mining BAH Humbug – Nov. 21 Yukon Government Main Administration Building
• Skookum Asphalt Santa Breakfast – Nov. 23 Yukon Government Main Administration Building
• Season’s Eatings presented by Outside the Cube – breakfast delivery Nov. 25 and 26
• Multicultural Community Open House – Nov. 28 Yukon Convention Centre
• Seniors’ Soiree – Nov. 29 Yukon Convention Centre
• Alkan Air Grand Ball – Nov. 30 Yukon Convention Centre
• Tree Decorating with Johnson Elementary School – Dec 5
• Tree Decorating with Robert Service School – Dec 6

This year’s schedule also features a new addition, the Soiree Preview Lunch featuring the décor and fabulous menu of the Seniors’ Soiree, as well as an excerpt from the Northern Lights School of Dance’s Nutcracker. The Soiree Preview will take place on November 29 at the Yukon Convention Centre.

Proceeds from this year’s Festival of Trees will be invested in equipment that will improve patient safety, comfort and access to care.

“This year, the hospital has asked that we continue our efforts to go beyond what would otherwise be possible and help them invest in equipment that will improve patient safety, comfort and care,” said Krista Prochazka, President of the Yukon Hospital Foundation (YHF). “We have been so successful at improving our diagnostic abilities, we want to build on this success to create the very best patient experience possible.”

Advances in medical technologies means smaller incisions, safer and less invasive procedures, and less pain and discomfort - dramatically improving quality of care for patients. Additional equipment means faster access to better quality care Yukon.

For more information on the Northwestel Festival of Trees, or to make a donation, please contact the Yukon Hospital Foundation at 393-8930, or on Facebook and Twitter. You can also make a donation as part of the annual mail-out campaign or by phoning the Foundation office.

To arrange an interview, please contact:

Krista Prochazka
Yukon Hospital Foundation
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