Ron Bartlett, R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation chair posing with vintage nordic Santa during the 2021 Festival of Trees at Heritage Park Museum in Terrace. (Submitted photo/Janine Kraft)

Ron Bartlett, R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation chair posing with vintage nordic Santa during the 2021 Festival of Trees at Heritage Park Museum in Terrace. (Submitted photo/Janine Kraft)

Third annual Terrace Festival of Trees raises 20k for medical equipment

Dr. R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation closer to purchase of ENT imaging guidance system

Residents of Terrace kicked off the holiday season by helping the Dr. R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation raise around $20,000 to go towards a $188,845 ENT StealthStation Imaging Guidance System at the third annual Festival of Trees.

Held on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20 at Heritage Park Museum, the event offered people the chance to bid on five full-sized corporate trees valued at up to $1,000 each, or enter a raffle for 20 mini-trees decorated by various departments at Mills Memorial Hospital, Terraceview Lodge and local businesses.

“Despite bleak cold rain and wind on the Friday evening, and a misty Saturday, Terrace came out to the Festival of Trees at Heritage Park, in support of this fun, family event for a great cause,” said Heather Bellamy, Dr. R.E.M Lee Hospital Foundation administrative assistant.

Visitors also enjoyed taking photos with a vintage Nordic Santa, and hot cider and cookies by donation made possible by the help of 20 volunteers.

Bellamy said that when purchased, the StealthStation system will allow Terrace ENT specialist Dr. Michelle Bosch to perform complex rhinology surgeries in Terrace, which would be a first in northwest B.C.

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Volunteers set up lights ahead of the 2021 Festival of Trees in Terrace. (Submitted photo/Janine Kraft)

Volunteers set up lights ahead of the 2021 Festival of Trees in Terrace. (Submitted photo/Janine Kraft)