The Red Deer Festival of Trees is celebrating its 30th year providing Christmas cheer to Central Albertans while raising funds for critical equipment at the Red Deer Hospital.

Organizers say they are focused on capturing the best things Central Albertans remember about attending Festival of Trees over the last 30 years.

“We hope that people who came to festival as kids come back with their own children, and that people who brought their children bring their grandchildren,” said Manon Therriault, Chief Executive Officer at the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, the organization that presents Festival of Trees every year.

Each year in November, Festival of Trees is one of the Foundation’s largest fundraisers. This year’s event supports the purchase of equipment for the Operating Room at Red Deer Hospital.

Therriault said, “Having access to new and replacement equipment for the O.R. will help recruit staff and physicians, improve the patient experience, and reduce wait times.

“Families can support a great cause while creating some wonderful holiday memories by attending the Festival from November 24th to 26th at Westerner Park in Red Deer.”

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