NLHF 2019-2020 Donor Impact Report - Page 12


Signature Events

30th Anniversary Festival of Trees presented by Syncrude

The 30th Anniversary of our premier fundraising event — the Festival of Trees , was held from November 15-17th , 2019 and featured three days of exciting events . Festival raised $ 650,000 with 8,500 guests enjoying Santa ’ s Workshop , Winter Wonderland , and the ticketed events .
Over the past 30 years , the Festival of Trees has raised over $ 9million ( net after all expenses ) for local health care with over 35,000 volunteer hours invested by thousands of community members . Many volunteers have been leading their Festival areas for over 10 years and are delighted to return each year and bring friends and family to share the fun .
The three-day Festival included the Ladies Holiday Luncheon presented by Canadian Natural , Ugly Christmas Sweater Party presented by Pembina , Festival of Trees Gala presented by Syncrude , Christmas Family Fun with Santa presented by Suncor , Daddy Daughter Sugar Plum Fairy Ball presented by APE Maintenance , and weekend-long Santa ’ s Workshop presented by Enbridge , gift shops , Winter Wonderland tree viewing and local entertainment . Every event featured new elements to delight guests !
The Health Foundation Board and staff offer our sincere thank you to all the sponsors for 30 years of outstanding support !

2nd Annual Hospital Bed Races

The Hospital Bed Races presented by Raymond James may be the new kid on the block for signature events but it is already gaining traction as a fun way to fundraise with the Foundation . The 2nd races raised $ 48,000 !
Last September , 34 local business and individual sponsors stepped forward to help coordinate and launch the races for the 2 nd year . In addition , there were 30 volunteers helping to ensure the event day ran smoothly and 12 participating teams of 5 members each racing for the coveted Golden Bedpan Trophy . Each team was asked to raise $ 2,500 through friends , family , and coworkers with an award given to the person who raised the most donations . The winning fundraising individual was none other than Nadine Allen of the Raymond James Good Squirrels and the event presenting sponsor !
For the 2nd year , the Finning Flyers took home the Golden Bedpan Trophy and they are certainly the team to beat in the 2020 Bed Races .
We always say “ it takes good teamwork and strong spirits to support community health initiatives ” — we sure see those qualities in our race sponsors and race teams . We can ’ t wait to see everyone at the finish line of the 3rd annual races to be held Saturday September 26 , 2020 !