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
I’m Dreaming of a Plaid Christmas – Sponsored by Sault Ste. Marie Duty Free Store
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
Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice – Sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group
Tech the Halls 2019 – Sponsored by Superior Digital Solutions
Renewable for a Better Life – Sponsored by Arauco
Tree-I-y Christmas – Sponsored by Soo Mill
It’s Beginning to Smell A Lot Like Christmas – Sponsored by Maria King
You Bake Us Feel Warm & Fuzzy – Sponsored by Community First a Division of YNCU
Labatt – Sponsored by Labatt Breweries of Canada
Diner’s Tree – Sponsored by Local Restaurants
Pre-Paid Visa/MC Tree – Sponsored by Local Businesses
Molson Coors Christmas – Sponsored by Molson & Coors Canada
A Sip of Christmas – Sponsored by Colio Estate Wine and Traders Steel Warehouse
Spa and Wellness Tree – Sponsored by Local Spa and Wellness Business in Sault Ste. Marie
PC Organic Christmas – Sponsored by Rome’s Your Independent Grocer
Buddy’s Swirly Twirly Gumdrop Tree – Sponsored by Northern Dental Care
Catch A Falling Star – Sponsored by Arthur Funeral Home-Barton & Kiteley Chapel
Comfy and Cozy are We – Sponsored by Wild Wonder Co.
Santa’s Workshop – Sponsored by Agero
Whimsical and Fun – Sponsored by Grand Gardens
Lakeside Christmas – Sponsored by Sault Ste. Marie Fire Services
The Magic of Christmas – Sponsored by McDougall Energy and Esso On the Run
The Holiday Feast- Sponsored by Pino’s Get Fresh
We Do New- Sponsored by Canadian Tire
White Christmas- Sponsored by Algoma Family Services & AFS Foundation
Old Fashion Christmas- Sponsored by Michaels Arts & Crafts
Harry Potters Magical Christmas – Sponsored by Metro – Churchill Plaza