The University of Alberta has made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person events at the Edmonton Convention Centre for the 2021 Festival of Trees. We appreciate the enthusiasm and commitment to volunteer at this cherished holiday tradition. For 2021, we will not require additional volunteers to support the hybrid Festival of Trees activations. As new opportunities to volunteer with the University Hospital Foundation become available, we welcome you to offer your support.
For those that would like to attend the Festival of Trees online and outdoor activities and engagement opportunities that gives Albertans the chance to share the joy of the holiday season with everyone, you can learn more by visiting the Festival of Trees website! We look forward to seeing you soon!
For 36 years, the University Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees has been a source of civic pride, family fun, and invaluable support for patient care and research at the University of Alberta Hospital site. With over 35,000 visitors, it’s also one of Edmonton’s largest indoor events of the holiday season.
Festival of Trees has raised over $22 million for critically important causes at the University of Alberta Hospital site. From bringing incision-free brain surgery technology to Edmonton to expanding intensive care for cardiac patients, funds raised have impacted patients from head-to-toe, inside and out.
That’s why sponsoring the 2021 Festival of Trees will not only make you part of one of Edmonton’s most-cherished annual events, but will also help bring joy to the lives of people who need it most.