Raffle Winners Announced For Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees

Sault Ste. Marie, November 19, 2019 The 21st annual Festival of Trees has come and gone and The Lung Association, Arauco and their partners were very pleased with all aspects of the event.

With record breaking turnout Christmas lovers of all ages visited the festival between November 14th and 17th at the Machine Shop. They enjoyed the trees, participated in the auction and tried their luck at the raffles.  Over 350 people were on hand for the RBC Royal Bank Take 5 on Thursday evening.

The festivities continued long into the evening with The KiSS 100.5 Coffee House.

Youngsters enjoyed the Northern Dental Care Activities Centre and Christmas shopping in the Northern Dental Care “Secret Shop”.   Station Mall Merchants Association will host Breakfast with Santa on Sunday November 24th at the Station Mall food court.  All proceeds from this event also support The Lung Association.

As part of the Festival, guests were asked to vote for their favourite tree.  This year’s winning entry was entered by Algoma University “Gnome for the Holidays” which certainly caught the attention of all the guests.  Second place with went to Metro – Churchill Plaza “Harry Potters Magical Christmas”.  Third place went to Pino’s Get Fresh “The Holiday Feast”.  Fourth place was by Arthur Funeral Home-Barton Kiteley Chapel “Catch a Falling Star” and fifth place went to “The Montreal Candien Tree” sponsored by Sportcenter Bar & Grill.

The Savoy’s Diamond Tree tickets were sold out on Thursday night. The lucky Winner of the Savoy’s Diamond Tree draw was Melanie Miket

Funds generated by the Festival of Trees will support Lung Association community programs and research for another year.  The event generated over $120,000 in revenue for The Lung Association.  Without the assistance of the many community organizations, businesses and volunteers that participated and supported The Lung Association, the Festival would not have been possible.

The Lung Association extends its sincerest thanks to sponsors, donors, volunteers and guests of The Festival of Trees.   It is with this support that The Lung Association will continue to be the leading organization in Canada working to promote lung health and prevent and manage lung disease.

Raffle Winners – Festival of Trees 2019


Gnome for the Holidays – Sponsored by Algoma University

Anneli Lillie

I’m Dreaming of a Plaid Christmas – Sponsored by Sault Ste. Marie Duty Free Store

Joanne Wade

Have yourself a Safe and Cozy Holiday – Sponsored by PUC Services Inc.’s Safety Awareness Team & The Affordability Fund

Mary Jane Horbatuk

Relax, Renew & Refresh – Sponsored by Azure Medispa/Headlines Hair and Day Spa

Lidia Ciccone


Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice – Sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group

Leanne Luffman

Tech the Halls 2019 – Sponsored by Superior Digital Solutions

Maureen McIlwrick

Renewable for a Better Life – Sponsored by Arauco

Sherry Berlinghoff


Tree-I-y Christmas – Sponsored by Soo Mill

Jim Bednarz

It’s Beginning to Smell A Lot Like Christmas – Sponsored by Maria King

A.  Warlenius

You Bake Us Feel Warm & Fuzzy – Sponsored by Community First a Division of YNCU

W. Deplonty

Labatt – Sponsored by Labatt Breweries of Canada

Jody Rowat

Diner’s Tree – Sponsored by Local Restaurants

Franci Rogers

Pre-Paid Visa/MC Tree – Sponsored by Local Businesses

A. Dupont

Molson Coors Christmas – Sponsored by Molson & Coors Canada

Sarah Creedon

A Sip of Christmas – Sponsored by Colio Estate Wine and Traders Steel Warehouse

Jordon Lanktree

Spa and Wellness Tree – Sponsored by Local Spa and Wellness Business in Sault Ste. Marie

Antonio Bennardo

PC Organic Christmas – Sponsored by Rome’s Your Independent Grocer

Diane Turco

Buddy’s Swirly Twirly Gumdrop Tree – Sponsored by Northern Dental Care

Riley Desjardins

Catch A Falling Star – Sponsored by Arthur Funeral Home-Barton & Kiteley Chapel

Shawna Campbell

Comfy and Cozy are We – Sponsored by Wild Wonder Co.

Heidi Lawrence

Santa’s Workshop – Sponsored by Agero

Sheena Hankinson

Whimsical and Fun – Sponsored by Grand Gardens

Luke Tremblay

Lakeside Christmas – Sponsored by Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services

Joshua Gavy

The Magic of Christmas – Sponsored by McDougall Energy and Esso On the Run

Shileen Lunelli

The Holiday Feast- Sponsored by Pino’s Get Fresh

Antoinette Linklater


We Do New- Sponsored by Canadian Tire

Shayna Gilbert


White Christmas- Sponsored by Algoma Family Services & AFS Foundation

Michelle Inch


Old Fashion Christmas- Sponsored by Michaels Arts & Crafts

Joanne Wade


Harry Potters Magical Christmas – Sponsored by Metro – Churchill Plaza

Adeline Minelli