2014 Festival of Trees: FRONT (L to R), Paula Yablonski, MaryLou Eastman, Dorothy McQueen, Lorna Britz, Mike Scott, Cara Hauber. MIDDLE (L TO R), Kim Zuk, Nancy Downy, Sandy McVittie, Cheyenne Steffen, Steve Shannon, Tasha Moser, Michellle Steffen, Dennis Kittelson, Jason Wall. BACK (L to R), Olaf, Rick Steffen, Brenda Rebeyka, Irma Kittelson, Cory Schewaga, Raylene Kershaw, Guy Patterson, Isobel Afseth, Jean Taylor, Heather Graham-Nakaska, Roxanne Scott.
The Festival of Trees is an organization that produces a
9-day, annual event to kick-off the Christmas season in Saskatoon. The event is a community Festival held at the Western Development Museum (WDM).
This Festival is for people of all ages! For your comfort we offer several rest areas throughout the venue and our location is fully wheelchair accessible.
The Festival of Trees raises funds for projects at Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation. Your attendance in 2015 Festival will help fund the purchase of vital equipment at Saskatoon City Hospital.
The Festival of Trees is a not-for-profit organization that is in its 30th year and is operated by community volunteers.
How Are Funds Raised?
1. Special Events: sponsored special events are held each evening during the Festival of Trees. There is also a daytime special event, Santa's Breakfast, organized especially for young children. These events sell out early.
2. Corporate Sponsorships: sponsorships are available for each of our special events as well as for various designated areas at the Festival.
3. Sales of the decorated Christmas trees and displays.
4. Tickets sales for entrance to the main Festival event.
More than 250 volunteers donate their time to work with the Festival of Trees. There are 22 Committees with volunteer Chairs who are active ALL YEAR LONG planning the various functions and events at the Festival.
Board of Directors & CEO
As an incorporated not-for-profit organization we operate year-round to plan and execute the Festival of Trees.
The Board of Directors are as follows:
Board Chair: Rick Steffen Owner, Steffen Workshops
Vice Chair: Raylene Kershaw Marketing Communications, U of S
Secretary: Guy Paterson President, ISIS Health Informatics
Treasurer: Heather Graham-Nakaska Marketing Manager, Cabela's
Chief Executive Officer: Cheyenne Steffen - Owner, On Target Marketing Communications