BC Children's Hospital Festival of Trees - Photo ItkasanImages/Victoria Buzz

It’s that time of year again where we’re able to express our care for the beautiful children at the BC Children’s Hospital by participating in their Foundations’ community engaging fundraiser, The Festival of Trees.

A Victoria city favourite, the festival is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary.  To commemorate, this year’s event is full of exciting new ways to support the kids. Here are six ways you can help:


This year voting and donating is easier than ever!  Each tree has a sign, sharing which organization is the sponsor and decorator.  Each sign has a unique code that corresponds with their tree number, so that visitors can text their vote to 45678.

Want to vote for the Victoria Buzz / Two Hearts. One Wish. Christmas tree? Text “TREE026” to 45678. We appreciate your support! 🙂


Can’t choose your favourite tree, but still want to be a part of this year’s event?  No problem – text the word “TREE” to 45678 to support local kids this holiday season.

See this year’s beautiful entries in person:

Visit The Bay Centre and The Fairmont Empress to vote for your favourite tree between November 16th, 2016 – January 5th, 2017 – Head down, take a look and cast your vote!

Donate your time:

This event takes quite a bit of manpower to set up and tear down and wouldn’t take place without its many dedicated volunteers.  If you would like to be a part of this event by volunteering, please email The BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Philanthropy Coordinator Danielle Fullwood at dfullwood@bcchf.ca.

Donate online:

Follow this link to the event website to vote for your favourite tree and donate to this wonderful, heartfelt cause.

Start a bottle drive:

This year Bottle Depot is partnering with Festival of Trees in support of BC Children’s Hospital on a pilot program – Returnit Charity.

This year, the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation has a goal of raising $200,000 to support the children and their families.  Be a part of something great and donate what you can.  Every little bit helps in making a big difference in a little person’s life.  Thanks for your support!

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