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14th Annual Festival of Trees Charity Fundraiser Nets $28,000

2017 Festival of Trees Committee Members: (L to Right Back) Darlene MacGillivray, Marj Poirier, Allyson Pele, Jodi Jenner, Lindsay Koch, Chuck Manson. (L to R Front) Jan Brose, Kylie Hissa, Evie O’Flaherty, Patti Edie, Debbie Koch. Missing: Meg Cameron and Claudine Cordeiro


For Immediate release: Kenora, ON – Jan. 1st 2017

The Community Foundation would like to thank everyone involved in making our 14th Annual Festival of Trees Charity Fundraiser, held on December 1st and 2nd, 2017, a success. The entire event, which included a Gala Night and Auction, Community Day and a Senior’s Tea, netted $28,000 for our Community Leadership Fund.

We acknowledge the time and dedication of our Festival of Trees co-chairs, Lindsay Koch and Allyson Pele and committee members: Patti Edie, Debbie Koch, Evie O’Flaherty, Jodi Jenner, Meg Cameron, Chuck Manson, Marj Poirier, Jan Brose, Claudine Cordeiro and Kylie Hissa. We also thank the amazing decorator teams that brought each of their visions to life, our generous sponsors, entertainers, auction item purchasers and guests.

We look forward to seeing you again at the 15th Annual Festival of Trees Charity Fundraiser on November 30th and December 1st, 2018. The theme will be “An Enchanted Evening”.

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  • Festival of Trees Committee Members
  • 2017 Festival of Trees Co-Chairs Allyson Pele (Left) and Lindsay Koch (Right)
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