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Sheep River Health Trust Invites You to the Avenue of Trees

The Avenue of Trees marks the kickoff to the Christmas Season in the Foothills. The Okotoks Recreation Center (99 Okotoks Drive) is transformed into a Christmas wonderland of beautifully decorated trees to raise funds for health and wellness in our communities. This year we will also be hosting Pictures with Santa evenings amongst these beautifully decorated trees. Bid on your favourite, place a silent auction bid or attend the live auction event on December 6th. Vote for your fan favourite on the Sheep River Health Trust Facebook page.

It all takes place from November 17th to December 6th.

Trees will be judged by local celebrities and the public. Judges will pre‐select 10 Trees for Live Auction and all remaining trees will be sold by silent auction bidding. This year we are also allowing tree designer to pre‐select their tree for our Charity—Pay It Forward Category. All monies raised, stay in Okotoks, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Longview, Millarville and Priddis areas.

The live auction will take place in the Shane Gym at 1pm on December 6th.

The trees will be featured in the local papers, at local businesses and showcased on the Sheep River Health Trust website, www.sheepriverhealthtrust.ca, and Facebook Page.

Photos With Santa

Santa-photo-poster-Small-791x1024Santa will be making appearances at the Okotoks Recreation Centre. Please pre-book to have your photo taken with Santa: 403-995-5400. The cost is $40 per family and you get a USB key with all your photos on it.

Santa’s Schedule:

November 17 – 28 (Monday to Friday): 3 – 7pm

November 22 (Saturday): 10am – 3pm

December 6 (Saturday): 10am – 3pm

MarketSquare Invites You to Take in the Avenue of Trees

Avenue of Trees is a wonderful event hosted by the Sheep River Health Trust for the purposes of raising funds for health and wellness in our community. Funds raised will be distributed by the Sheep River Health Trust to a variety of non-profit groups active in the Foothills area.

Avenue of Trees will be showcasing the best ten Christmas trees decorated and donated by local businesses, and will be holding a public auction for these trees at the event. The event will also offer Photos with Santa and a variety of other things to engage the community. MarketSquare will be supporting this event by opening up a select few artisan vendor spots. This event will take place December 6th from 10am to 3pm at the Okotoks Recreation Centre.

If you are an artisan and you’re interested in participating at this prestigious event then please fill out the application form and submit along with payment. All applications will be evaluated within one week of receiving it. Fees submitted for applications that we cannot accept will be refunded fully. Please note that we are offering very limited spots for this event and cannot take any distributors.

For more information on the Avenue of Trees you can email the Health Trust: sheepriver.healthtrust@albertahealthservices.ca or phone: (403)-995-5400

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