Festival of Trees

When you visit the West Coast Christmas Show, you will be welcomed by a wonderful array of decorated Christmas trees, all part of the Festival Of Trees where charitable organizations will decorate trees and compete for a grand prize.

Walk amongst these beautifully decorated trees and stop to watch and listen to a wide range of local musicians performing live Christmas music for your listening pleasure. It will be sure to rekindle your Christmas Spirit for the coming Holidays.

Back Again This Year

The BC Artisan Marketing Society presents the Sharing Tree in cooperation with Artisan, Sharon Hubbard.

In the year, 2017, Sharon Hubbard’s SHARING TREES raised $500 which Sharon donated along with another $500 of her own funds towards the purchase of a vein-finding apparatus for the Nanaimo Regional Hospital.

Janice Perrino (Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation) accepting $1,000 donation from artisan Sharon Hubbard (center) & George Acs (West Coast Christmas Show)

Sharon underwent cancer treatments at the Nanaimo Hospital this past year, and the treatments were more difficult than necessary as the hospital is not equipped with this machine.   At the time, Sharon determined that she would fund raise to purchase such a machine so that others going through the same treatment, would not have to endure what she did.

2017 Participating Charities

Abbotsford Lions Club
BC Lupus Society
Blind Beginnings
Burns Bog Conservation Society
Canadian Cancer Society
Fraser Valley Brain Injury Association
Fraser Valley Humane Society
Gaby Davis Foundation
Job’S Daughters International – Bethel #20
Langley Elks
Life Recovery
Make A Wish
MS Society Of Canada – BC & Yukon Division

2018 Participating Charities

The West Coast Christmas Show + Marketplace wishes to invite your organization to enter a Christmas Tree Decorating Contest within the West Coast Christmas Show + Marketplace which will take place at Tradex Exhibition Centre.

The trees will be a part of a feature area: The Festival of Trees. Decorated trees will be judged and the winning organization will receive a cheque for $500 made payable to the charity noted on the registration form.

Benefits of Participation

  • Exposure of your organization to over 19,000 visitors from within the Fraser Valley area
  • Chance to win a recognition award to post in your place of business along with a cheque for $500 to benefit your organization
  • 2nd place winner of $300 cheque
  • Visitors vote for the People’s Choice Award and winner receives cash donated by visitors who vote ($400 in 2017)
  • Media attention and possible follow up stories by the various media visiting the show
  • 10 Complimentary Admission Tickets to the Christmas Show