25th Annual Festival of Trees

Dear Friends:

The Fairview & Area Palliative Care Society will be holding our 25th Annual Festival of Trees from November 23rd – 28th 2020 at the Dunvegan Motor Inn.

Due to the Covid 19 regulations, Festival of Trees has had to make some drastic changes. Masks must be worn by all volunteers and participants.  Try to social distance as much as possible. Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance and on the tables. A maximum of 50 people will be allowed In at one time. Arrows will be placed on the floor for one way flow of visitors. Bidding on donated items will be on line this year because we can not use paper bid sheets. Volunteers will be available to help you with this new process.  Hours of operation will be from 3:00 -9:00 pm Monday through Friday. Bidding will close on Friday @ 9.00 pm. There will be no children’s draw table this year because touching of paper is not allowed. 

The Society continues to fund Palliative Care training sessions.  There is still a need to replace aging medical equipment and furniture in the Palliative Care suites. We also fund some supplies and equipment not covered by Alberta Health Services. 

We are inviting businesses, organizations and individuals to decorate an artificial Christmas tree, wreath, centrepiece or Christmas item in the theme of their choice and donate to the festival. 

We request that items be set up on Sunday November 22nd between the hours of noon and 9:00 pm. Items will be on public display Monday November 23rd through Friday November 27th.  On line bidding will close on Friday at 9:00 pm. Successful bidders can pay and pick up their item on Saturday November 28th from 10:00am –  12:00 pm. 

If you wish to donate an item, there are 3 ways you can register your item. Email – at info@fvfestivaloftrees.ca, or mail form to Fairview Palliative Care Society Box 552, Fairview, T0H1L0 or fax to 780 835-5504.

If you require further information please call Gwen Prusak at 780 835-3195 or Deanna Jonson @ 780 835-1670.   If you are interested in volunteering to help make Festival  of Trees a continued success please contact us at info@fvfestivaloftrees.ca.

Thank you,


Fairview and Area Palliative Care Society