This is what the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation offers our Region – The capacity to dream. To look outside the box and make the impossible – possible.” - Denise Forsyth

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13th Annual Festival of Trees Charity Fundraiser Exceeds Expectations

The Community Foundation would like to thank everyone involved in making our 13th Annual Festival of Trees Charity Fundraiser, held on December 2 and 3, 2016, a resounding success. With the theme of “A Canadian Christmas”, we welcomed seven hundred and fifty guests to the event, which included a Gala Night and Auction, a Community Day with musical guests, Photos with Santa and a Seniors’ Tea. Seven Generations Educational Institute provided a wonderful venue with delicious appetizers for the Gala Night. Community Day guests sipped hot apple cider and enjoyed ginger bread cookies. The entire event netted $37,000 for our Community Leadership Fund.

We also acknowledge the terrific work completed by our Festival of Trees co – chairs, Lindsay Wenaas and Allyson Pele and committee members: Patti Edie, Debbie Koch, Evie O’Flaherty, Jodi Jenner, Meg Cameron, Chuck Manson, Jordan Rivers, Marj Poirier, Jan Brose and Leanna Wyer. In addition, we offer our thanks to our awesome decorator teams, generous sponsors, fabulous entertainers, auction item purchasers and guests.

We look forward to seeing you again at the 14th Annual Festival of Trees Charity Fundraiser on December 1 and 2, 2017.

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