A holiday party for a cause

The 2022 Silver Bell Soirée, presented by Cantiro, set a new bar for holiday cocktail parties! Guests got an immediate sense of the excitement in store after they were welcomed with champagne served by an aerialist mid air.

Hosted by Real Talk host Ryan Jespersen, the Soirée featured multiple specialty bars – including a hidden speakeasy. Guests found themselves surrounded by surprises in every corner, from complimentary, professional hot shave services to a pretzel wall with condiment station, to a shot luge and photoboothes. Delicious hors d’oeuvres were served as guests enjoyed entertainment, presented by Mawer Investment Management, from the likes of Paul Woida, The 9’s and Girls Club DJs, all set against a backdrop of signature Festival of Trees trees and the shimmering effects of the northern lights.

As with all Festival of Trees events, proceeds from the Silver Bell Soirée go towards our fundraising cause and supporting patients at the University of Alberta Hospital.

Transforming Neuro Rehabilitation

Presented by Landmark Homes, the cause for the 2022 Festival of Trees is neurological rehabilitation.

By 2031, the estimated number of Canadians hospitalized with a brain injury will increase by 28%. Together, we can transform neurological rehabilitation in Alberta and beyond, with the creation of an advanced Neuro Rehabilitation Innovation Centre at the University of Alberta Hospital. Our commitment to raise $1 million for this project will give researchers near-limitless opportunities to make groundbreaking discoveries that will impact the lives of those living with traumatic neurological conditions.

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