VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – An annual holiday fundraiser is turning 20 this year. Set-up gets underway today for the annual Lights of Hope display at St. Paul’s Hospital in Downtown Vancouver.
When it’s all said and done, 100,000 sparkling light bulbs will adorn the century-old building.
Annette Hurd has been a volunteer since the very beginning. “I really didn’t think that 20 years from the day I started it would still be going and be such a great event and have such support from the community as well as the volunteers and donors that donate the equipment.”
She adds the facility has always had a special place in her heart. “The hospital means a lot to me because my daughters were born there and it’s just a great hospital. From 2000 to 2009, I was the logistics manager for it. I retired and in 2013 my daughter took it over.”
This year’s fundraising campaign kicks off on November 16th at 6:30 p.m. with the Lights of Hope celebration, featuring choirs, food trucks, and a fireworks display. Proceeds go to the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation.
The lights display will be up until January 8th, every day from dusk to dawn.