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Festival of Trees shares the spirit of the season with BC’s children
Get your tickets to the Deck the Halls Ball today!
A recent Highlights West survey of British Columbians found BC Children’s Hospital is the province’s No. 1 recognized brand; joining the Festival of Trees connects you with that brand.
You choose how to connect your brand with your tree – many use a variety of innovative ideas and creative decorations to share their business or organization with festival-goers – 650,000 people who walk through the Bay Centre during the six-week festival.
You’ll get that six weeks of exposure for as little as $1,000, depending on the sponsorship package; $2,000 and $3,000 silver and gold sponsorships are also available. (And new for 2019 is a dedicated section for Gold-level sponsors!)
Many sponsors use their festival participation as a favourite team-building opportunity. The Deck the Halls Ball is in the evening Nov. 20, when everyone gathers to decorate their pre-lit trees, supplied by the Foundation. You bring the spirit and your decorations!
A variety of prizes are up for grabs. For a donation to the Foundation, Festival-goers can vote for their favourite, with the winners earning the coveted People’s Choice Awards. The Spirit of Giving Awards go to those who raise the most through their fundraising page. At the Deck the Halls event, a panel of judges will select the Judge’s Choice Awards, and this year’s Chip-in Child, Remy, will choose his favourite!