Events

2017 Northwestel Festival of Trees

Sponsored by Northwestel

Our Northwestel Festival of Trees combines fun, wonder and the spirit of giving to create one of the most anticipated community events of the year. This is the Yukon Hospital Foundation’s annual signature event to profile its fundraising initiatives. Local businesses, community organizations and friends of the Yukon Hospital Foundation create a magical showcase of individually decorated Christmas trees, accompanied by gifts, services and experiences. Christmas tree packages will be auctioned off to raise money for our hospital.

Decorated trees are at the heart of the Festival, offering a unique opportunity for companies to exhibit their unique products, creativity and community commitment. Several of the Festival trees are displayed at the Yukon Government’s Main Administration building, the public are encourage to come and view these trees from November 23 - November 28 from 9 am - 5 pm. All the trees are displayed at the Seniors’ Soirée and the Alkan Air Grand Ball where they will be live auctioned to raise funds to purchase hospital equipment for Yukon Hospitals.  If you are interested in sponsoring this fantastic community fundraising festival, please contact Karen Forward 393-8930, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

Are you interested in volunteering during the Festival of Trees? We have a variety of dates and duties and would love any assistance you can provide. Please contact Karen Forward 393-8930, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Amid the enchanting atmosphere the trees create, several special events are planned. We invite you to save the dates and we hope to see you at these festive events!

2017 Northwestel Festival of Trees Schedule:

The Goldcorp BAH Humbug Cocktail Party launches our annual Festival combining a business after hours and traditional cocktail party theme and affords people the opportunity to mingle with neighbours, community business leaders and politicians.
Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017   5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Yukon Government Main Administration Building
Entry by donation

In partnership with the Whitehorse Rotary Club, the Skookum Asphalt Santa Breakfast is held at the Yukon Government Building. This Saturday morning event brings together Yukon families to enjoy pancakes and a picture with Santa and his lovely wife. Please bring your cameras.
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017   10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Yukon Government Main Administration Building
$5 per breakfast at the door

Our annual Save on Foods Seniors Soirée is a Christmas party for seniors that offers dinner and dancing amid the glittering of trees. A delicious meal is served to a sellout crowd at the Yukon Convention Centre with dancing and music by Hank Karr.
Date: Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6:00pm
Location: Yukon Convention Centre
Ticket Sale Date: October 19, 2017 at Whitehorse General Hospital, 2nd Floor Finance Department

Alkan Air Grand Ball is the Yukon’s most prestigious annual gala, which takes place at Yukon Convention Centre amid lavishly decorated Christmas trees and the season’s finest trimmings. The evening is unequalled in detail, creating a magical evening for all who attend. Upon arrival our guests enjoy the elegant Nuway Crushing Champagne Reception while mingling, viewing the trees and bidding on the silent auction trees until our famous live auction begins. Christmas cocktails are served at the Adams Family Martini Bar while guests enjoy a sumptuous gourmet dinner and dessert before dancing to the finest live entertainment.
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Location: Yukon Convention Centre   6:00pm (SOLD OUT)