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13th Annual Festival of Trees Charity Fundraiser Celebrates the Holiday Season At Seven Generations Manidoo Baawaatig Educational Event Centre
December 2, 2016 - December 3, 2016
Kenora – The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is gearing up for its major fundraiser of the year. “We are welcoming everyone to join us at Seven Generations Manidoo Baawaatig Event Centre.”, said event co-chairs, Lindsay Wenaas and Allyson Pele. The 13th Annual Festival of Trees Charity Fundraiser will be held on Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3, 2016. The event will begin with a Holiday Gala at 7:00 pm on Friday night and conclude with Community Day from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on Saturday. “We have a combination of live and silent auctions at the Holiday Gala, featuring decorated trees and smaller items like: centre pieces, baskets and wreaths. There will be items available for everyone’s bidding pleasure.”, they stated. “Photos with Santa”, for the young and the young at heart will return again on Community Day. New this year, will be a Seniors Tea held on Community Day, between 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
This year’s event is presented by Copperfin Credit Union, 89.5 The Lake and Forest Helicopters and typically attracts hundreds of guests. Since 2004, the event has raised more than $298,000 for the Community Foundation. Tickets are available online at klwcf.ca.
Community Day will feature an array of musical talent that will appeal to guests of all ages. “Everyone, including families, seniors and youth, are encouraged to come in and view the beautiful trees and holiday items, listen to the entertainment and enjoy hot apple cider and gingerbread cookies.”, says event co-chair, Lindsay Wenaas. “Don’t miss having your photo taken with Santa.”, she added.
The Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation is a public foundation, which accepts donations and builds endowment funds – creating a nest egg that will always be there for the community. The investment income earned on the funds is granted to local registered charities that enhance the quality of life, in line with donors’ wishes. Since 2004, the Community Foundation has granted $1.7 million to over fifty different local charities and has endowment funds totaling $4.2 million.
For more information on the Festival of Trees Charity Fundraiser, please contact our office at 467-4427.