All aboard for the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia’s 24th annual Compass Group Canada Festival of Trees

On November 20th and 21st, guests at the World Trade & Convention Centre in Halifax will be transported to the North Pole as the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia celebrates its 24th annual Compass Group Canada Festival of Trees. Festival of Trees features the Shannex Holiday Luncheon (November 20th, 11:30 a.m.) and the RBC Black Tie Gala (November 21st, 7:00 p.m.) Tickets are available online now at mentalhealthns.ca or by calling 902.464.6000.

This year’s event theme is based on the classic holiday film, the Polar Express. Both events take place among the sparkling Forest of Trees.

The Shannex Holiday Luncheon is an opportunity for colleagues and friends to welcome the holidays in style. The event includes the popular cake and wreath auctions, and a dozen chances to win with the 12 Days of Christmas Raffle. Guests at Luncheon will be treated to a performance by the Sacred Heart School of Halifax Choir.

The RBC Black Tie Gala will be filled with fine dining, entertainment, and exciting prizes. The Gala features a silent auction, live auction, and three big-item raffle draws: the Touch of Gold Raffle, Santa Steele Raffle, and Christmas Cash Raffle. The event ends with a dance, with entertainment by the Mellotones.

Funds raised at the Festival of Trees support mental health programs and services across Nova Scotia.

Following the success of last year’s PTSD Service Dog Matching initiative launch at the Gala, the Foundation will also be launching another inspirational fundraising campaign at the 2015 event.

“The holiday season brings people together, and this event is known for raising more than just funds. It raises hope for Nova Scotians living with mental illness and their loved ones. We look forward to seeing guests from different businesses and areas throughout the province come together to believe in the power of community,” says Starr Dobson, President & CEO of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.

The Festival of Trees is made possible by the work of countless sponsors, partners, donors, committees, and volunteers. The Foundation extends gratitude to all those involved in bringing this magical event to life.

 

Compass Group Canada Festival of Trees
www.mentalhealthns.ca/festival-of-trees

Shannex Holiday Luncheon, hosted by Heidi Petracek & Cyril Lunney
Friday, November 20th , 11:30 a.m.
World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle St., Halifax
Individual ticket: $100.00
Table for 10: $1,000.00
Mental Health Hero table for 10: $1,500.00

RBC Black Tie Gala, hosted by Steve Murphy
Featuring the Mellotones
Saturday, November 22nd , 7:00 p.m., Doors open for 6:30 reception
World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle St., Halifax
Individual ticket: $300.00
Table for 10: $3,000.00
Mental Health Hero table for 10: $5,000.00

 

About the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia

The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia is a registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of Nova Scotians living with mental illness and their loved ones, and increasing access to mental health education and awareness for all Nova Scotians. We raise funds for vital programs and services that help make this possible, province-wide. 

www.mentalhealthns.ca

 

 

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Contact:

Colleen Fraser, Communications Coordinator
Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia
T: (902) 464-3210
E: colleen.fraser@nshealth.ca
Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia
Suite 1120, 300 Pleasant Street
Dartmouth, NS   B2Y 3Z9