Festive Fundraiser Shimmers with Success: Christmas Tree Festival raised more than $160,000 for community healthcare.

November 23, 2023

LETHBRIDGE, AB — The generosity of the holiday spirit was alive and well at Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation’s 29th annual Christmas Tree Festival, presented by Stringam LLP.  
 
Running from Nov. 19-22, this fabulous event kicked off the holiday season for Lethbridge and the surrounding area. The ENMAX Centre was transformed into a whimsical winter wonderland, hosting public viewing days and a Gala & Auction — all in the spirit of improving community healthcare.  
 
This year, the Christmas Tree Festival raised more than $160,000, all of which will stay here, in Lethbridge, to enhance equipment and care at the Chinook Regional Hospital.  
 
“What an amazing event, thanks to the support and community spirit of Southern Alberta residents!” commented Shonna Lamb, Development Officer. “The funds raised at this event will go a long way toward purchasing vital equipment and enhancing patients and staff care at our community hospital. This includes our major projects that fall outside of government funding. Thank you so much for your contributions.” 
 
The four-day festival wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our sponsors and the tireless work of our incredible volunteers. These organizations and individuals helped us hand-decorate the beautiful trees, create the shimmering, magical atmosphere, and host our Gala & Auction.  
 
More than 4,000 people attend the Christmas Tree Festival each year, taking in our public viewing days, our family night, and our Gala & Auction. 
 
Stay tuned for next year! 
 
For media inquiries, please contact: 
Shonna Lamb, Development Officer 
Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation 
(403) 388-6001
shonna.lamb@ahs.ca 
 
About Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation: 
The Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated exclusively to raising and accepting funds to support the priorities of the Chinook Regional Hospital and Alberta Health Services in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta.

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