Share the Joy

The theme of this year’s Festival of Trees is “Share the Joy” and it’s sure to dazzle as the University Hospital Foundation welcomes the entire community to celebrate the holidays with the traditions and cultures that make our community strong and vibrant.

Share the Joy is all about bringing the people and cultures of Edmonton and surrounding areas together to make new friends, laugh and play, and advance care for those who need our help to live healthier lives.

Our Artists

To Share the Joy this year we engaged our community and had local artists contribute their talents to the overall look and feel of the 2021 Festival of Trees. Join us in celebrating Laura Bachynski and Jordanna Kuefler.

Meet the Artist

Laura Bachynski

Laura Bachynski has art hanging in Europe, the United States, Mexico and throughout Canada. She is also a book illustrator, and a singer/songwriter. Laura hasn’t missed a single year of attending the University Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees since she moved here from Calgary 20 years ago, when she was invited by a friend who was involved with Festival of Trees to the Luncheon & Fashion Show.

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Meet the Artist

Jordanna Kuefler

Jordanna Kuefler is from Edmonton, and works as Registered Nurse at the University of Alberta Hospital. She has been a nurse for 16 years, and started painting when her daughter was young because her family couldn’t afford to buy artwork. When she heard about the opportunity to get involved with the University Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees she jumped at the chance to Share the Joy.

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Festival in a Box

Festival in a Box, presented by Cantiro Homes, is a curated, exclusive collection of items to help people celebrate the holiday season. Choose from three themes: Children’s, Date Night or Family.

Online Auction

Our Online Auction Features one-of-a-kind trees, festive wreaths, gingerbread creations and many other unique items that can only be purchased through this opportunity. Brought to you by SMS Equipment and Brid & Stuart Olson.

Gifts of Gratitude

Give our heroic frontline workers, and their families, a chance to enjoy a well-deserved something special when they need it most. For $500, each Gift of Gratitude will give frontline workers and their families items & gift cards.

This Holiday Season