Festival of Trees brings Holiday glow to Four Seasons Hotel and Pacific
Centre Mall

Colourful display generates funds for BC Children's Hospital Foundation

VANCOUVER, Nov. 25 /CNW/ - This holiday season The Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and upper lobby of Pacific Centre Mall are once again the site of the Festival of Trees, presented by Union Securities Ltd., from November 25, 2009 to January 3, 2010 in support BC Children's Hospital Foundation.

This holiday tradition features a spectacle of over 40 lavishly decorated trees, sponsored by community groups, individuals and organizations, that promises to delight the child in all of us. Come and see the trees, adorned with 16,800 seasonal LED light bulbs donated by BC Hydro Power Pioneers. While enjoying the unique display, the public is invited to cast a ballot by donation and vote for their favourite tree and automatically be eligible to win an exceptional experience at Echo Valley Ranch & Spa.

Now in its 23rd year, the Festival has raised over $2.5 million for BC Children's Hospital. Funds raised from this year's event will go towards the Campaign for BC Children, supporting the construction of a new BC Children's Hospital, the relocation of childhood development and rehabilitation services from Sunny Hill Health Centre to the Oak Street site and Child Health BC, a BC Children's Hospital initiative that is building pediatric care capacity throughout the province.

For more information about the Vancouver Island Festival of Trees in Victoria at the Fairmont Empress and in Port Alberni at the Best Western Barclay Hotel, visit www.bcchf.ca/festivaloftrees.

About BC Children's Hospital

BC Children's Hospital is the province's only full-service acute care hospital and serves the one million children living in BC and the Yukon. All children who are seriously ill or injured are referred to Children's Hospital and are either treated at the hospital facility in Vancouver or, with consultation from Children's specialists, in their home community. Last year, more than 72,000 children were treated at Children's Hospital. BC Children's Hospital Foundation received donations from more than 120,000 people last year and had revenues of over $61.3 million. Funds raised by the foundation are used to support BC Children's Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and the Child & Family Research Institute. For more information, visit www.bcchf.ca.

SOURCE BC Children's Hospital Foundation

For further information: For further information: Stephen Forgacs, Communications Director, BC Children's Hospital Foundation, (604) 875-2338, Cell: (604) 719-4381, Sforgacs@bcchf.ca; Samantha Geer, Director Public Relations, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, (604) 844-6769, Cell: (778) 996-5956, Samantha.geer@fourseasons.com

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