THE CHECKUP www.northernlightshealthfoundation.ca/donate Winter 2020 WATCH OUT 2020! If 2019 told us anything, its that the Northern Lights Health Foundation is totally crushing it. We wrapped up the Gratitude Campaign, we achieved Imagine Canada re-certification, we funded over $1.5M of healthcare capital projects and technology, and we engaged community in all our efforts. Our signature events had a huge impact on the community and the revenue generated is going exactly where we all want it - to support our healthcare mission. And, we’re really excited to keep it all going in 2020. 2019 Hospital Bed Races called ‘Hilarious Good Fun’ How can you be serious about a crazy fun race with hilariously dressed competitors? When you are raising for health and racing for fun it’s easy to have a great time while achieving your fundraising goals and supporting the Health Foundation. And, when the Golden Bed Pan Trophy is on the line it’s a wild race to the finish line. The 2 nd annual Hospital Bed Races presented by Raymond James was held Saturday September 29 th and featured 12 teams of 5 members in friendly time-trial heats. Race visitors enjoyed a free BBQ and bouncy castle and visits to the team race stations. This year 34 local businesses and individual sponsors stepped forward to help coordinate and launch the race. In addition 30 volunteers helped ensure the event day ran smoothly and approximately 100 donors sponsored the racers. Together, you all raised $50,000 for healthcare! This event is returning May 29, 2020 and recruitment for sponsors and teams will soon be underway. Watch for your opportunity to participate on our Facebook events page. To view the photos of the 2019 Hospital Bed Races please click here: Bed Race Album 30 th Anniversary Festival of Trees voted ‘Spectacular Kick-off to Christmas Season’ In November we celebrated the 30 th Anniversary of Festival of Trees presented by Syncrude, and hosted eight events over three days. All combined the events raised a whopping $650,000 for healthcare initiatives in our region! Over 175 sponsors, 300 volunteers and 8,500 guests came together to kick-off the holiday season at the 30 th annual Festival of Trees. The three-day Festival included the Ladies Holiday Luncheon, Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, Festival of Trees Gala, Christmas Family Fun with Santa, Daddy Daughter Sugar Plum Fairy Ball and weekend-long Santa’s Workshop, gift shop, Winter Wonderland tree viewing and local entertainment. Every event featured new elements to delight guests! On the following page you’ll learn more about one of the trees in the Gala Live Auction and get a deeper understanding of why tree sponsors and buyers love connecting with community through this festive event. We also invite you to view the photos of the 30 th Anniversary of Festival of Trees here: Festival of Trees Album Roaring 2020’s Spring Fling ready to ‘Flap and Roar’ Save the date ‘cause Spring Fling is going to be a real hum-dinger of a party! The Roaring 2020’s Spring Fling will be held on Saturday March 21, 2020 at Shell Place. This seated dinner is always an elegant affair and guests can participate in the 1920’s theme by dressing for the speakeasy! Sponsorship is now available – call Ashley at 780-791-6207.