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The Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation presents

Festival of Trees p r o g r a m November 23rd - December 1st 2013 at the PRINCE GEORGE CIVIC CENTRE and the

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The Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation is pleased to join with The Citizen, our publication partner for this program, in bringing to our community the 20th Annual Festival of Trees – Celebrating Families. As the newly appointed CEO, it is both my privilege and honour to be a part of the ten days of excitement, sparkle, winter wonderland, and something to warm every one’s heart which begins at the Prince George Civic Centre on November 23rd and will continue until December 1st. We invite all of you, our devoted supporters and valued donors, to join us and our amazing sponsors and dedicated volunteers by attending this major fundraising Festival, with all proceeds going to help bring the best of care, close to home in the North. We sincerely hope you are able to join us this year.

The Citizen is proud to be part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Festival of Trees. The Christmas season in Prince George officially kicks off when this important annual fundraiser by the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation opens its doors at the Civic Centre. The Citizen’s passionate support of the foundation goes back many years I am currently on the foundation’s board of directors and three previous publishers of the Citizen were also devoted foundation board members. Christmas is a time to celebrate our bonds of community and family while also sharing our good fortune with those less fortunate. The Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation deserves our support at Christmas and throughout the year.

– Judy Neiser, CEO, Spirit of the North

“Giving is the Difference… that makes the Difference” – Cathy Ulrich, CEO, Northern Health

– Colleen Sparrow, Publisher

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The Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation presents

Festival of Trees November 23rd December 1st 2013 at the PRINCE GEORGE CIVIC CENTRE

ing Celebrat families ADMISSION & TICKETS: (Day Passes Only)

Students. . . . . . . . . . . . $3.00 Seniors.. . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.00 Adults.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.00 Family. . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00

OPEN TO PUBLIC: Saturday, November 23rd.. . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday, November 24th.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Noon - 7:00 pm Monday, November 25th.. . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Tuesday, November 26th.. . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Wednesday, November 27th.. . . . . . . . 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Thursday, November 28th.. . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Friday, November 29th.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday, November 30th.. . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday, December 1st.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Noon - 4:30 pm

General admission tickets available at the door

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All proceeds bringing the “Best of care, close to home, in the north”

Saturday, November 23RD

Thursday, November 28th

Jingle Bell Dance 8:00 pm - 1:00 am [$30 per person]

Seniors Tea [A] 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm [$5 per person]

Sunday, November 24th

Friday, November 29th

Family Brunch 10:00 am - Noon [$15 per person] Family Day Noon - 7:00 pm

Monday, November 25TH

Seniors Tea [B] 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm [$5 per person] Gala Fundraising Auction Night Doors Open 6:00 pm [$150 Per Person]

Red Hat Ladies Luncheon Noon - 2:00 pm [$20 per person]

Saturday, November 30TH Public Viewing 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, November 26TH Fashion Show 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm [$30 per person]

Wednesday, November 27TH

Sunday, DECEMBER 1ST Teddy Bear Breakfast 8:30 am - 11:00 am [$15 per person]

Civic Centre Plaza Light Up 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tickets available at the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation office (in the UHNBC Atrium) For more information call 250.565.2515 or visit www.spiritofthenorth.ca page 3 — 2013


Gift Shoppe Feel the magic of the gift shoppe! Stop by our Festival of Trees Gift Shoppe sponsored for the first time by Northland Nissan and peruse the great selection of seasonal and other special gift items. Each year we attempt to bring you new and interesting items, and this year promises to tempt you and help fill all the needs on your list. Plus, your purchases help support healthcare through the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. The Gift Shoppe accepts all major credit cards and debit. When visiting the Gift Shoppe at Festival this year don’t forget to say hello to the wonderful members of the Hospital Auxiliary who volunteer hundreds of hours each year to ensure that your shopping experience is a memorable one.

Song index

Angels we have heard on high

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Jolly old Saint Nicholas

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Away in a manger

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Joy to the world

18

Blue Christmas

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Jingle Bell Rock

20

Carol of the bells

6

Jingle Bells

10

Christmas Song

6

Let it snow

20

Deck the halls

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Mary’s boy child

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Do you hear what I hear

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Mr. Grinch

27

Drummer boy

6

O Christmas tree

28

8

O Come all ye faithful

28

Frosty the snowman

8

O little town of Bethlehem

30

God rest ye merry gentlemen

8

O holy night

30

Feliz Navidad

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree 32

Grandma got run over by a reindeer

10

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

32

Hark! The herald angels sing

10

Santa Claus is coming to town

34

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

10

Silent night

34

Holly jolly Christmas

12

Silver bells

36

Here comes Santa Claus

12

Sleigh ride

38

Home for the holidays

12

The first noel

38

The twelve days of Christmas

40

Twas the night before Christmas

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Up on the housetop

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We three kings

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White Christmas

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Winter wonderland

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Wonderful Christmastime

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I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus 13 I’ll be home for Christmas

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It came upon a midnight clear

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It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year

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Angels we have heard on High Angels we have heard on high
 Sweetly singing over the plains
 And the mountains in reply,
 Echoing their joyous strains.
 Glo-ori-a
 In excelsis de-o
Glo-ori-a


In excelsis de-o

 Shepherds, why this Jubilee?
 Why your joyous strains prolong?
 What the gladsome tidings be
 Which inspire your heavenly song?


Away in a Manger Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head. The stars in the bright sky looked down where He lay, The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay. The cattle are lowing, the poor Baby awakes, But little Lord Jesus no crying He makes.

I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky, And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh. Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay Close by me forever and love me I pray. Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care, And take us to heaven to live with Thee there.

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Glo-ori-a
 In excelsis de-o
 Glo-ori-a
 In excelsis de-o

 Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing

Blue Christmas I’ll have a blue Christmas without you; I’ll be so blue thinking about you. Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree Won’t mean a thing if you’re not here with me. I’ll have a blue Christmas, that’s certain; And when that blue heartache starts hurtin’; You’ll be do’in’ all right with your Christmas of white, But I’ll have a blue, blue Christmas.


Carol of the Bells Hark how the bells, sweet silver bells, all seem to say, throw cares away Christmas is here, bringing good cheer, to young and old, meek and the bold, ding dong ding that is their song with joyful ring all caroling one seems to hear words of good cheer from everywhere filling the air Oh how they pound,

raising the sound, o’er hill and dale, telling their tale, Gaily they ring while people sing songs of good cheer, Christmas is here, Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas, Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas, On on they send , on without end, their joyful tone to every home Dong Ding dong ding, dong Bong

Deck the Halls

Deck the halls with with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la la. ‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la la la la la.

See the blazing Yule before us, Fa la la la la la la la la. Strike the harp and join the chorus, Fa la la la la la la la la.

Don we now our gay apparel, Fa la la la la la la. Troll the ancient Yuletide carol, Fa la la la la la la la la.

Follow me in merry measure, Fa la la la la la la. While I tell of Yuletide treasure, Fa la la la la la la la la.

Drummer Boy Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, So, to honor Him, pa rum pum pum pum, When we come. Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum That’s fit to give the King,

pa rum pum pum pum rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum, On my drum? Mary Nodded, pa rum pum pum pum, The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum I play my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum me and my drum.

Christmas Song Chestnuts roasting on an open fire Jack Frost nipping at your nose Yuletide carols being sung by a choir And folks dressed up like Eskimos Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe help to make the season bright Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow Will find it hard to sleep tonight They know that Santa’s on his way He’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh And ev’ry mother’s Child is gonna spy to see if reindeer really know how to fly And so, I’m offering this simple phrase to kids from one to ninety-two Altho’ it’s been said many times Many ways; “Merry Christmas to you”.

Do You Hear What I Hear? Do You Hear What I Hear? Said the night wind to the little lamb, do you see what I see Way up in the sky, little lamb, do you see what I see A star, a star, dancing in the night With a tail as big as a kite With a tail as big as a kite Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy, do you hear what I hear Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy, do you hear what I hear A song, a song, high above the trees With a voice as big as the sea With a voice as big as the sea Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king, do you know what I know

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In your palace warm, mighty king, do you know what I know A Child, a Child shivers in the cold Let us bring Him silver and gold Let us bring Him silver and gold Said the king to the people everywhere, listen to what I say Pray for peace, people everywhere! listen to what I say The Child, the Child, sleeping in the night He will bring us goodness and light He will bring us goodness and light


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Volunteer Enrichment As part of Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation fundraising, the Festival of Trees Committee works throughout the year to plan and organize this magical event. Volunteers and sponsors make it a success. With the need for more than five hundred volunteers and countless sponsorship opportunities we always have room for more. In order to volunteer or sponsor  Festival of Trees 2014, please visit our website at www.spiritofthenorth.ca or call 250-565-2515 to discuss our opportunities. You can also email us at pgfotvolunteer@gmail.com or drop by the Integris sponsored Festival Enrichment Area during this year’s Festival to see what it’s all about. Come join the fun and give back to your community!

Fundraising Gala Auction Evening The Fundraising Gala Auction Evening is the highlight of the Festival of Trees and is presented by Northland Chrysler Jeep Dodge on Friday, November 29th. This promises to be a wonderful evening of celebration, sparkle and a few surprises as the major Fundraiser for the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. Tickets are $150 per person, to this sold out premiere event of the Festival. To celebrate our 20th year, we are presenting a Black Tie Evening, with delicious appetizers and dinner beautifully prepared by Chef Jorges Soares, followed by an exquisite Festival of Trees dessert! As well, Jim Jungers from Stokes Auctions will join us. The evening features a live and silent auction, which includes a great selection of trees and special gift items, plus a few surprises, making for a lively and fun event. Each year, we also feature “Fund-An-Item”, an opportunity to raise money for a much needed piece of equipment for the healthcare community. This year we are raising money for a SPEC CT Scan to enable an entirely new level of precise, early detection, diagnosis and treatment. We are grateful to our Live Auction guests who donate so generously every year.

Family Day Festival of Trees started in 1994 and has been a “Family Tradition” for many families in Prince George. This year, our 20th year of Festival of Trees, we are “Celebrating Families” and are excited to present Family Day Sunday, November 24th noon to 7:00 pm. Sponsored by Telus, this is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the Festival with your family and participate in our fun filled day of entertainment and crafts by wearing your best Funky Festive Sweater! Joining us at 3:00 pm will be players from Prince George Cougars, so come down to meet them, bring your favorite hockey jersey for an autograph, and show your support to the sport and team we all love.

Our thanks to Michael & Caren Tobin who have been donating a diamond creation to us on behalf of Michael’s Jewellers for each of our 20 years, totaling over $100,000!!!

This year he is designing a one of a kind, custom, handcrafted, exquisite 1.02 carat diamond pendant for some very lucky individual to win at the Fundraising Gala. Auction Night being held on November 29th. page 7 — 2013


Feliz Navidad

Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Prospero Ano y Felicidad. Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Prospero Ano y Felicidad. I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas From the bottom of my heart.

Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Prospero Ano y Felicidad. Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Prospero Ano y Felicidad. I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas From the bottom of my heart.

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, 
Let nothing you dismay, 
 Remember christ our saviour was born on christmas day.

 To save us all frome satens

Frosty the Snowman Frosty the Snowman was a jolly happy soul, With a corn cob pipe and a button nose, And two eyes made out of coal. Frosty the Snowman is a fairy tale, they say, He was made of snow, but the children know, How he came to life one day. There must have been some magic, In that old silk hat they found, For when they placed it on his head, He began to dance around. Oh, Frosty the Snowman was alive as he could be, And the children say he could laugh and play, Just the same as you and me.

power when we were gone astray.



Frosty the Snowman knew the sun was hot that day, So he said, “Let’s run and we’ll have some fun now before I melt away.”

Oh, tidings of comfort and joy comfort and joy, oh tidings of comfort and joy!

Down to the village with a broomstick in his hand, Running here and there all around the square, sayin’, “Catch me if you can.” He led them down the streets of town right to the traffic cop, And he only paused a moment when he heard him holler “Stop!” For Frosty the Snowman had to hurry on his way, But he waved good-bye, sayin’, “Don’t you cry; I’ll be back again someday.” Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump, Look at Frosty go; Thumpety thump thump, thumpety thump thump, Over the hills of snow.

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Grandma got run over by a Reindeer Grandma got run over by a reindeer Walking home from our house Christmas eve You can say there’s no such thing as Santa But as for me and Grandpa, we believe She’d been drinkin’ too much egg nog And we’d begged her not to go But she’d left her medication So she stumbled out the door into the snow When they found her Christmas mornin’ At the scene of the attack There were hoof prints on her forehead And incriminatin’ Claus marks on her back Grandma got run over by a reindeer Walkin’ home from our house Christmas eve You can say there’s no such thing as Santa But as for me and Grandpa, we believe Now were all so proud of Grandpa He’s been takin’ this so well See him in there watchin’ football Drinkin’ beer and playin’ cards with cousin Belle It’s not Christmas without Grandma All the family’s dressed in black And we just can’t help but wonder Should we open up her gifts or send them back? Grandma got run over by a reindeer Walkin’ home from our house Christmas eve You can say there’s no such thing as Santa But as for me and Grandpa, we believe Now the goose is on the table And the pudding made of pig And a blue and silver candle That would just have matched the hair in Grandma’s wig

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Hark! The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn king; Peace on earth, and mercy mild; God and sinners reconciled,” Joyful all ye nations rise Join the triumph of the skies; With angelic hosts proclaim “Christ is born in Bethlehem!” Hark! The herald angels sing “Glory to the newborn King.” Christ, by highest heaven adored Christ, the everlasting Lord. Long desired behold Him come, Finding here His humble home. Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, Hail the incarnate Deity! Pleased as man with men to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel.

Hark! The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King.” Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Son of righteousness! Light and life to all He brings, Risen with healing in His wings. Mild He lays His glory by, Born that man no more may die, Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth. Hark! The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King.”

Have yourself a merry little Christmas Have yourself a merry little Christmas, Let your heart be light From now on, our troubles will be out of sight. Have yourself a merry little Christmas, Make the Yule-tide gay, From now on, our troubles will be miles away.

I’ve warned all my friends and neighbors Better watch out for yourselves They should never give a license To a man who drives a sleigh and plays with elves

Here we are as in olden days,happy golden days of yore. Faithful friends who are dear to us gather near to us once more.

Grandma got run over by a reindeer Walkin’ home from our house, Christmas eve You can say there’s no such thing as Santa But as for me and Grandpa, we believe!

Through the years we all will bex together If the Fates allow Hang a shining star upon the highest bough. And have yourself a merry little Christmas now. page 10 — 2013


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The majority of the beautifully created Trees, Wreaths and Gingerbread Houses are available for sale through the Silent Auction that closes at 4:00 pm Sunday, December 1st. For these silent auction items it is always a good idea to be at the Festival near closing time on Sunday to make that final bid on your favourite item.

Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win: 1. One of three designer decorated trees or 2. A Child’s Dream Package complete or 3. Family Fun Pack. Raffle tickets will be available until 4:00 pm, December 1st. The winner will be announced at 4:30 pm.

Fashion Show On Tuesday, November 26th at 7:00 p.m, the Festival of Trees will present an entertaining evening of fashion. This year’s line-up includes fashions from Plateau Clothing Company, Evolve, Park Avenue Apparel, Butterfly Threads, Princess Parcel, and Shhh. Everything for the season - from cruise to formal wear - will be modeled in a venue filled with glowing lights and an ambiance second to none. Enjoy Champagne? … buy a table by the runway and the evening will be that much more enjoyable with a bottle of bubbly… Invite your friends to join you and come enjoy the fun! Tickets are available at the Foundation office in the foyer of UHNBC. Major credit cards are accepted at 250-565-2515.

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The Jingle Bell Dance Dancing to live music all evening in the city’s coolest and most festive setting, is an incredible way to start the Christmas season. Tickets are only $30 and will go quickly. Doors open at 7:30 pm, Saturday, November 23rd. A late evening buffet will be served. This is a great place to have your company Christmas party! Local band, Sound Addiction, will provide a lively mixture of music until 1:00 am. *Please note: Due to liquor regulations, this event is only open to those 19 years of age and older.

Family Brunch We are thrilled to bring you this perfect opportunity to gather the family for Brunch, on Sunday, November 24th from 10:00 until noon. Tickets are $15. Northland Chrysler Jeep Dodge is once again the proud sponsor of this fun, family event…on Family Day! Enjoy a visit with Santa who will give a stuffed bear in exchange for a non-perishable food item for the Salvation Army. Don’t forget to bring your camera for those special pictures. Join us for a great day at the Festival of Trees, where the children can participate in the Children’s Workshop, while you visit the Gift Shoppe. A true Family Day at the Festival, to kick off the holiday season.

Red Hat Ladies Luncheon! Red Hat Clubs from all over Northern British Columbia have been invited for lunch, and on Monday, November 25th the Civic Centre will be filled with the beautiful reds and purples that make this group so recognizable. In addition to their brightly coloured hats and gowns, their laughter and enthusiasm guarantee to make their visit to the Festival a fantastic addition to the day. A special menu, programming and entertainment will make this an event to remember! *Please note: This event is restricted to Red Hat Club members.

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Holly Jolly Christmas Have a holly, jolly Christmas; It’s the best time of the year I don’t know if there’ll be snow but have a cup of cheer Have a holly, jolly Christmas; And when you walk down the street Say Hello to friends you know and everyone you meet Oh ho the mistletoe hung where you can see; Somebody waits for you; Kiss her once for me Have a holly jolly Christmas and in case you didn’t hear Oh by golly have a holly jolly Christmas this year

Here comes Santa Claus Here comes Santa Claus! Here comes Santa Claus! Right down Santa Claus Lane! Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer are pulling on the rein. Bells are ringing, children singing, all is merry and bright. Hang your stockings and say your pray’rs, ‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

Here Comes Santa Claus! Here Comes Santa Claus! Right down Santa Claus Lane! He doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor for he loves you just the same. Santa knows that we’re God’s children, that makes ev’rything right. Fill your hearts with a Christmas cheer, ‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

Here comes Santa Claus! Here comes Santa Claus! Right down Santa Claus Lane! He’s got a bag that is filled with toys for the boys and girls again. Hear those sleighbells jingle jangle, oh what a beautiful sight. Jump in bed, cover up your head, ‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

Here Comes Santa Claus! Here Comes Santa Claus! Right down Santa Claus Lane! He’ll come around when the chimes ring out, then it’s Christmas morn again. Peace on earth will come to all if we just follow the light. Let’s give thanks to the Lord above,‘Cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

Home for the Holidays Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays
 ‘Cause no matter how far away you roam
 When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze
 For the holidays you can’t beat home, sweet home
 I met a man who lives in Tennessee
 And he was headin’ for
Pennsylvania and some homemade pumpkin pie
 From Pennsylvania folks are trav’lin’ down
 To Dixie’s sunny shore
 From Atlantic to Pacific, gee,
 The traffic is terrific!
 Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays
 ‘Cause no matter how far away you roam 
If you want to be happy in a million ways
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I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus Underneath the mistletoe last night. She didn’t see me creep down the stairs to have a peep; She thought that I was tucked up in my bedroom fast asleep. Then, I saw Mommy tickle Santa Claus Underneath his beard so snowy white; Oh, what a laugh it would have been If Daddy had only seen Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night

I’ll be Home for Christmas I’ll be home for Christmas You can plan on me Please have snow and mistletoe And presents on the tree Christmas Eve will find me Where the lovelight gleams I’ll be home for Christmas If only in my dreams I’ll be home for Christmas You can plan on me Please have snow and mistletoe And presents on the tree Christmas Eve will find me Where the lovelight gleams I’ll be home for Christmas If only in my dreams

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It came upon a Midnight Clear It came upon a midnight clear, That glorious song of old, From angels bending near the earth To touch their harps of gold: “Peace on the earth, good will to men, From heaven’s all-gracious King.” The world in solemn stillness lay To hear the angels sing. Still through the cloven skies they come With peaceful wings unfurled, And still their heavenly music floats O’er all the weary world; Above its sad and lowly plains They bend on hovering wing, And ever o’er its Babel-sounds The blessed angels sing. Yet with the woes of sin and strife The world has suffered long; Beneath the heavenly strain have rolled Two thousand years of wrong; And man, at war with man, hears not The tidings which they bring; O hush the noise, ye men of strife, And hear the angels sing! O ye, beneath life’s crushing load, Whose forms are bending low, Who toil along the climbing way With painful steps and slow, Look now! for glad and golden hours Come swiftly on the wing; O rest beside the weary road And hear the angels sing! For lo! the days are hastening on, By prophets seen of old, When with the ever-circling years Shall come the time foretold, When peace shall over all the earth Its ancient splendors fling, And the whole world give back the song Which now the angels sing.

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One of the most popular and endearing features of the Festival has been our display of home-crafted Wreaths, Centrepieces, Seasonal Planters and Little Trees, which are donated to us for sale by Silent Auction. They are perfect for decorating the smaller spaces of an office or apartment or to add a special touch to every room of your home. Take a stroll through this colourful area, sponsored by Royal LePage and make a silent auction bid. Bids close 4:00 pm Sunday, December 1st.

visitor to the Festival of Trees is The Every given the opportunity to vote for their s Big Tree, Little Tree, Wreath, or People‘ favorite Gingerbread house. You can let us know yours by completing a People’s Choice C hoice ballot available at Admissions. Our designers are not formally judged on their submissions, so this is a wonderful way to let them know who you think has this year’s most popular creations. Watch for the winners in our thank you ad!

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ge a l l i V d a e r Gingerb You won’t want to miss the Myatovic Construction sponsored Gingerbread Display in the main foyer of the Festival. These donated creations are a labor of love for bakers of all ages and descriptions throughout the community – from professional bakers to school children. The viewing lineups are a good measure of the popularity of this display and each of these creations is for sale in the Silent Auction.

TheGEORGE Barracuda Swim Club will once again THE PRINCE

The Festival of Trees is pleased to continue to present a wide array of live local entertainment to add to the festive atmosphere. Centre stage performances will be presented throughout the Festival and a full schedule will be posted at the front entrance. Please join us in celebrating our talented local entertainers.

Thank you to our media spon sors

New to festival this year is our Live Fest Cam powered by Curtis Elite Security. Wondering what’s happening at Festival of Trees? Go to www.spiritofthenorth.ca and click on the Curtis Elite Fest Cam button during festival to check out the magic live.

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be volunteering in the Coat Check, with all proceeds (by donation) going to help with their expenses throughout the year. Please consider utilizing this area of Festival to help minimize the awkwardness of carrying your coats and heavy items as you visit the Festival. This area is ideal for PRINCE GEORGE School Group, Choirs and visitors to our special events. Thanks to the Swim Club for helping with this area.

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It ’s beginning to look alot like Christmas It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev’rywhere you go; Take a look in the five-and-ten, glistening once again With candy canes and silver lanes aglow. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Toys in ev’ry store, But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be On your own front door. A pair of hopalong boots and a pistol that shoots

Is the wish of Barney and Ben; Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk Is the hope of Janice and Jen; And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Ev’rywhere you go; There’s a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well, The sturdy kind that doesn’t mind the snow. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Soon the bells will start, And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing Right within your heart.

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It ’s the most wonderful time of the Year It’s the most wonderful time of the year With the kids jingle belling And everyone telling you “Be of good cheer” It’s the most wonderful time of the year It’s the hap-happiest season of all With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings When friends come to call It’s the hap- happiest season of all There’ll be parties for hosting Marshmellows for toasting And caroling out in the snow There’ll be scary ghost stories And tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago

There’ll be parties for hosting Marshmellows for toasting And caroling out in the snow There’ll be scary ghost stories And tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago It’s the most wonderful time of the year There’ll be much mistletoeing And hearts will be glowing When love ones are near It’s the most wonderful time It’s the most wonderful time It’s the most wonderful time It’s the most wonderful time of the year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year There’ll be much mistletoeing And hearts will be glowing When love ones are near It’s the most wonderful time of the year

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Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

Jolly old Saint Nicholas, Lean your ear this way! Don’t you tell a single soul What I’m going to say: Christmas Eve is coming soon; Now, you dear old man Whisper what you’ll bring to me; Tell me if you can.

When the clock is striking twelve, When I’m fast asleep Down the chimney, broad and black, With your pack you’ll creep All the stockings you will find Hanging in a row Mine will be the shortest one, You’ll be sure to know Bobby wants a pair of skates, Suzy wants a sled Nellie wants a picture book, Yellow, blue, and red Now I think I’ll leave to you What to give the rest Choose for me, dear Santa Claus; You will know the best.

Joy to the World Joy to the world, the Lord is come Let earth receive her King Let every heart prepare Him room And heaven and nature sing And heaven and nature sing And heaven, and heave and nature sing Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns Let men their songs employ While fields and floods Rocks, hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy Repeat, repeat the sounding joy No more let sins and sorrows grow Nor thorns infest the ground He comes to make His blessing flow Far as the curse is found Far as the curse is found Far as, far as the curse is found He rules the world with truth and grace And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness And wonders of His love And wonders of His love And wonders, of His love And wonders and wonders of his love

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Community Enrichment Celebration Evening

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Each year the many people who make the Festival of Trees a successful event for the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation and healthcare in our region, are recognized and honoured for their many contributions. The Festival would not exist without community sponsors and volunteers; including the tree designers and organizing committee chairpersons. It is a team effort worthy of celebration and that is what we will do on this, our very special 20th Festival of Trees! It is hoped that many of our past invited team members and sponsors will join us Monday, November 25th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for this event sponsored by Integris.

The Teddy Bear Breakfast, sponsored by TD Financial, is one of our most successful events! As in the past, we ask families to bring a new, unwrapped child’s toy to the breakfast and in return, each child receives a Teddy Bear from Santa. The new toys are donated to Northern Health and distributed to children in hospitals throughout the region this Christmas. What a great way to share the spirit of Christmas with your children or grandchildren. This delightful event will occur Sunday, December 1st from 8:30 am to 11:00 am among the trees. Tickets are only $15 per person and include a hot buffet breakfast and admission to the Festival for the remainder of that day.

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The Tradition Continues

Our Special Little Tree was purchased by Bea Dezell in the 50’s and was used to celebrate Christmas with the Brownie packs in Prince George. After the Brownies, the tree was used by the PG Weavers and Spinners at Studio 2880 for several years and then was sold in a garage sale and bought by Shirley Gratton. The tree re-surfaced at her garage sale and the Festival of Trees committee, led by Shirli-Gene Sadowick,decided that this little aluminum tree had a history that required preserving. Christened Bea’s Tree it was decided that each year at the Festival of Tree’s Gala Auction night, the little tree would be sold to the highest bidder. Winners are able to display and keep the tree through the holiday season. It is then returned to the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation, for use again at the next year’s Festival of Trees. Winners receive a commemorative photo and special ornament and have their story added to the history of the little tree. Bea’s Tree has become part of the family tradition of the Prince George Festival of Trees.

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To accommodate the many seniors in our community who love to come and enjoy the Festival of Trees, we have two Seniors Teas again this year. Both Teas are a wonderful opportunity to visit with friends, view the trees and enjoy the entertainment that we have lined up for the afternoon. These events sell out quickly in advance and tickets are not available at the door.  Tickets are $5 each and available at the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation Office, at the University Hospital of Northern BC, or by calling 250-565-2515.  

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The first one, sponsored by Scotiabank and its employees takes place on Thursday, November 28th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The staff of Scotiabank volunteer their time to prepare the treats, assist the seniors with their seating and serve tea, as well as take the time to ensure that all guests have a wonderful afternoon.    The second Seniors Tea takes place on Friday, November 29th, also from 1:00 pm to 3:00pm. This year’s Tea has its’ very own Valet Service courtesy of the Medichair staff. Seniors who traditionally use walkers and need assistance to their table can now park their walkers in the Medichair ‘Parking Lot’ inside the Ballroom. 


Jingle Bell Rock Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun Now the jingle hop has begun. Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time Dancing and prancing in Jingle Bell Square In the frosty air. What a bright time, it’s the right time To rock the night away Jingle bell time is a swell time To go gliding in a one-horse sleigh Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet Jingle around the clock Mix and a-mingle in the jingling beat That’s the jingle bell, That’s the jingle bell, That’s the jingle bell rock.

Jingle Bells Dashing thru’ the snow, In a one-horse open sleigh O’er the fields we go, Laughing all the way, Bells on bobtails ring, Making spirits bright, What fun it is to ride and sing A sleighing song tonight! CHORUS Oh, Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way! Oh! What fun it is to ride, In a one-horse open sleigh! A day or two ago, I thought I’d take a ride, And soon Miss Fannie Bright was seated by my side. The horse was lean and lank, Misfortune seem’d his lot, He got into a drifted bank And then we got upsot! CHORUS Now the ground is white, Go it while you’re young, Take the girls tonight, And sing this sleighing song. Just get a bobtail nag, Two-forty for his speed, Then hitch him to an open sleigh and Crack! You’ll take the lead. CHORUS Oh, Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way! Oh! What fun it is to ride, In a one-horse open sleigh!

Let it Snow Oh the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful. And since we’ve no place to go, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! It doesn’t show signs of stopping, And I brought some corn for popping. The lights are turned ‘way down low, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! When we finally kiss goodnight, How I’ll hate going out in the storm! But if you’ll really hold me tight, All the way home I’ll be warm. The fire is slowly dying, And my dear, we’re still goodbyeing. But as long as you love me so, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! page 20 — 2013


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Mary’s Boy Child Mary’s boy child Jesus Christ, was born on Christmas Day.
 And man will live for evermore, because of Christmas Day.

 Long time ago in Bethlehem, so the Holy Bible said,
 Mary’s boy child Jesus Christ, was born on Christmas Day.

 Hark, now hear the angels sing, a king was born today,
 And man will live for evermore, because of Christmas Day.
 Mary’s boy child Jesus Christ, was born on Christmas Day.

 While shepherds watch their flocks by night,
 They see a bright new shining star,
 They hear a choir sing a song, the music seemed to come from afar.



Hark, now hear the angels sing, a king was born today,
 And man will live for evermore, because of Christmas Day.

 Oh a moment still worth was a glow, all the bells rang out
 There were tears of joy and laughter, people shouted
“let everyone know, there is hope for all to find peace”.

 Now Joseph and his wife, Mary, came to Bethlehem that night,
 They found no place to bear her child, not a single room was in sight.

 And then they found a little nook in a stable all forlorn,
 And in a manger cold and dark, Mary’s little boy was born.



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Hark, now hear the angels sing, a king was born today,
 And man will live for evermore, because of Christmas Day.
 Mary’s boy child Jesus Christ, was born on Christmas Day. Oh a moment still worth was a glow, all the bells rang out
 There were tears of joy and laughter, people shouted
“let everyone know, there is hope for all to find peace”.

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any advances have been made since the 2000 rally for healthcare shone a light on what Northerners can do together. A transformation has begun; we invite you to join together with Spirit of the North and Northern Health Authority in continuing the transformation by investing in the greatest asset we share … our health. Help us deliver for you the best of care, close to home. Better health outcomes begin by focusing on “upstream” care. First, this means doing everything we can to prevent disease by making healthy life-style choices. The next challenge, however, is to detect conditions early and make an accurate diagnose quickly. For many conditions, the earlier an accurate diagnosis is made, the better the chance for a positive outcome. While early detection and accurate diagnosis includes multiple factors, a key one is current and advanced diagnostic equipment. With that challenge, a current primary focus for Northern Health is increasing the capacity and quality of medical imaging equipment across the region. While supporting advances in healthcare at an unprecedented rate, new medical technology is often prohibitively expensive for our strained healthcare system. NH Northern Interior Chief Operating Officer, Michael McMillan, reports that just one quarter of one per cent (approximately) of the region’s overall budget is available for medical equipment purchases. The opportunity in this challenge, as Northern Health CEO Cathy Ulrich observes, is that funds raised through Spirit of the North can help Northern Health do things that it otherwise could not afford to do. We invite you to help us meet this challenge by donating today!

“Philanthropic giving is the difference that makes the difference” – Cathy Ulrich, CEO Northern Health Authority

As the first step in a comprehensive, regionwide medical imaging up-grade plan, Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation is raising $1.4 million for a new SPECT CT scanner for University Hospital of Northern B.C. This technology captures two different kinds of real-time images (nuclear and radiology) and merges them into one field to produce a more precise image in a shorter time, with up to 50% less radiation than other scans. SPECT CT is a leading technology for early detection and an accurate diagnosis for a wide range of conditions, at times eliminating the need for other tests. It will certainly help facilitate the vision of the best of care, close to home … in the North. page 23 — 2013


What is a SPECT CT?

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SPECT CT leverages and combines two leading imaging technologies—SPECT and CT—to enable an entirely new level of early and precise detection, diagnosis and treatment. “The best way to describe the SPECT CT is to say that one plus one equals three,” explains Dr. Attariwala. On its own, SPECT (Single-Photon Emission Computerized Tomography) is a type of nuclear imaging test that uses a safe radioactive substance and a special camera to create 3-D images. With the help of SPECT technology, doctors can analyze the function of the body’s organs. A SPECT scan produces images that show how organs work. For instance, a SPECT scan can show how a patient’s blood flows to their heart or what areas of their brain are more active or less active.

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On its own, CT (Computerized Tomography) combines a series of X-ray views taken from many different angles to create cross-sectional images of bones and soft tissues inside the body, allowing doctors to analyze the anatomy. Combining the two different technologies, the SPECT CT lays one image over the other, enabling the physician to see both function and anatomy at the same time. The technical benefits include … Greater Accuracy: Combining the two technologies provides an extremely accurate image. A scan produces a sequence of image slices. The thinner the slices the more easily a small abnormality can be detected. This new machine will section a scanned area into 0.625millimeter slices, the combined width of about six strands of human hair. Revealing the finest anatomic details it helps localize disorders more precisely. With this precision, SPECT CT imaging can avoid the necessity for multiple scans. Speed: Images from a SPECT CT are captured, on average, 50 per cent faster than when using conventional modalities. This is significant, and especially so when imaging matter in motion, such as blood flowing through a human heart. The faster the capture, the less movement exists in the moment, the less blur in the image, and the clearer the picture from which to detect and diagnose. Smart Technology: This “smart” technology uses complex mathematical formulae (algorithms) to detect abnormalities and diagnose the patient. The unit displays images of what the area—the brain, the cancer, the fracture, etc.—should look like in a healthy body. A foot, for example, has 26 bones (25 per cent of all the bones in your body!). Many of those bones are tiny and well protected, making them difficult to image. With a SPECT-only image, a physician would know that there is something going on in the foot. With a diagnostic SPECT CT, the unit identifies and isolates a specific bone, precisely where the fracture is.

Benefits: A SPECT CT scanner, the first step in a multi-year medical equipment up-grade plan across the Northern Health region, will help physicians detect, diagnose and treat patients with a wide variety of conditions. For example:

Heart Conditions: It will allow for a better diagnosis of calcification of the arteries and help identify the level of risk for a heart attack.

Cancer: It will assist in early and definitive diagnoses of certain types of cancers such as breast and thyroid, allowing for earlier and better treatment decisions. It will also provide greater precision in “road mapping” for procedures such as sentinel node biopsies.

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“This leading technology will take the radiology department at UHNBC from being very good to being world class ... With it we will be able to find the ‘needle in the haystack’.” – Dr. Raj Attariwala, MD, PhD Director, Nuclear Medicine Services, NH

“What if?...What if?” These two words will haunt Judy forever. What if ... a timely and accurate diagnosis of an unforeseen cardiac condition had been made for her husband of 22 years, and the father of her three children?” What If ... current medical imaging equipment had been a reality at UHNBC in April 2006 when Cal, a strong, healthy, visibly fit 48 year old, made a trip to Emergency complaining of unusual and persistent mid-back pain. Even though it was Good Friday and the emergency room was busy, his complaint was attended to. The usual available tests were completed, a prescription for pain medication written, and a follow up appointment suggested for the following week. For Cal, that week never came. Three days later he collapsed, mid-sentence, at work. Paramedics arrived quickly and used the on-site defibrillator, however he passed away immediately. By all accounts, if there had been a chance to save him, he should have been okay. An extensive coroner’s report months later indicated that there were internal indications of some arterial buildup. It was hard to believe with someone so fit, healthy, who never smoked, never drank to excess and who cared about his health. There is no certainty anything would have changed the outcome at the time. Today, however, with the help of newer medical imaging technology, like a SPECT CT scanner, the outcomes for others might be very different. “What if …this scanner saves even one father...one husband... one friend?” page 2013 page 2525——2013


Giving a Gift from the Heart - a gift for the person or family who has everything Join us in an effort to enhance healthcare at the University Hospital of Northern BC and the regional facilities for the northern interior health services delivery area by shopping at our Tree of Wishes inside the Festival of Trees, at the entrance to the gift shop. On this tree you will find a variety of much needed equipment that can be purchased through Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation at the gift shop and gifted on behalf of you, your family, or in memory of a loved one. Prices range from $100 to $1000. We’ll even take care of the gift wrapping!! Pediatric Chest Xray Device

All donations are fully tax receiptable.

l a u n n A h t 20 Microwave

Pathology Saw Medical Unit

Iris House – Patio Set Vinyl Lab Chairs

Blood Pressure Cuffs

Family Therapy CD’s Residential Care Massage Chair

Water Cooler

Day Program Television

Educational DVD’s Ultrasound Biopsy Gun Morgue Viewing Revitalization

Client Seating

Iris House – Wooden Bench

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Mr. Grinch You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. You really are a heel. You’re as cuddly as a cactus, You’re as charming as an eel. Mr. Grinch. You’re a bad banana With a greasy black peel. You’re a monster, Mr. Grinch. Your heart’s an empty hole. Your brain is full of spiders, You’ve got garlic in your soul. Mr. Grinch. I wouldn’t touch you, with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole. You’re a vile one, Mr. Grinch. You have termites in your smile. You have all the tender sweetness Of a seasick crocodile. Mr. Grinch. Given the choice between the two of you I’d take the seasick crocodile. You’re a foul one, Mr. Grinch.

You’re a nasty, wasty skunk. Your heart is full of unwashed socks Your soul is full of gunk. Mr. Grinch. The three words that best describe you, are, and I quote: “Stink. Stank. Stunk.” You’re a rotter, Mr. Grinch. You’re the king of sinful sots. Your heart’s a dead tomato splot With moldy purple spots, Mr. Grinch. Your soul is an apalling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of deplorable rubbish imaginable, Mangled up in tangled up knots. You nauseate me, Mr. Grinch. With a nauseaus super-naus. You’re a crooked jerky jockey And you drive a crooked horse.Mr. Grinch. You’re a three decker saurkraut and toadstool sandwich With arsenic sauce.

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O Christmas Tree O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How faithful are thy branches! O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How faithful are thy branches! Green not alone in Summer time, But in the Winter’s frost and Rime; O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How faithful are thy branches! This not alone in Summer’s sheen, Its boughs are broad, its leaves are green; It blooms for us when wild winds blow And earth is white with feath’ry snow; A voice tells all its boughs among Of shepherd’s watch and angel’s song; Of holy Babe in manger low The story of long ago.

O Come all ye Faithful O come, all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem; Come and behold Him Born the King of angels; O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord. Sing, choirs of angels, Sing in exultation, Sing, all ye citizens Of heaven above; Glory to God,

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Glory in the highest; O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord. Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, Born this happy morning, Jesus, to Thee be All glory given; Son of the Father, Now in flesh appearing; O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord.


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O Holy Night O holy night, The stars are brightly shining; It is the night of Our dear Savior’s birth! Long lay the world In sin and error pining, Till He appeared And the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope, The weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks A new and glorious morn. Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices! O night divine, O night when Christ was born! O night divine, O night, O night divine! Led by the light of Faith Serenely beaming, With glowing hearts By His cradle we stand.

So led by light of a star Sweetly gleaming, Here came the wise men From Orient land. The King of Kings lay thus In lowly manger, In all our trials Born to be our Friend! He knows our need, To our weakness no stranger; Behold your King! Before the lowly bend! Behold your King! your King! Before Him bend. Truly He taught us To love one another; His law is love and His gospel is peace. Chains shall He break For the slave is our brother And in His name All oppression shall cease. Sweet hymns of joy in

Grateful chorus raise we, Let all within us Praise His holy name! Christ is the Lord, Oh praise His name forever,

His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim His pow’r and glory Evermore proclaim.

O Little Town of Bethlehem O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie, Above the deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by; Yet in Thy dark street shineth The everlasting light. The hopes and fears of all the years, Are met in thee tonight. For Christ is born of Mary, And gathered all above, While mortals sleep, the angels keep Their watch of wond’ring love. O morning stars, together Proclaim the holy birth, And praises sing to God the King, And peace to men on earth. How silently, how silently, The wond’rous gift is given;

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So God imparts to human hearts The blessing of His heaven. No ear may hear His coming, But in this world of sin, Where meek souls will receive Him still The dear Christ enters in. O holy Child of Bethlehem, Descend to us, we pray, Cast out our sins, and enter in, Be born in us today. We hear the Christmas angels The great glad tidings tell: O come to us, abide with us, Our Lord Emmanuel.


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We invite you to visit the Children’s Workshop sponsored by Save On Foods. Here children can visit a series of individual kiosks to create that one of a kind gift for someone special. In addition to our Traditional favorites, we have added new crafts to our collection. This year we have added Clay Pots, Poinsettia Baskets, Coloring Bags and Wire Ornaments to decorate. We still have the Free Area where children can colour a picture, make a Christmas card or decorate a bag to carry their treasures home.

SPIRIT OF THE NORTH HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

Festival of Trees 2013 Committee Chairpersons FOT Co-ordinator......................................................................Shirli-Gene Sadowick Administration/Public Relations................................... Melissa Veregin, Kim Royle Major Sponsorships.......................................................................Sandy Whitwham Secretary............................................................................................ Lara Pederson Finance................................................................................... Nycole Ross, Lil Milani Gift Shop.................................Carol Worthington, Colleen Zawislak, Anne Ankney Fundraising Gala Auction................ Kim Royle, Judy Neiser, Shirli-Gene Sadowick Gingerbread..................................................................................... Teresa Myatovic Wreaths..................................................................................................... Carol Brain Little Trees................................................................................ JoAnne Niedermayer Big Trees...................................................................... Terry Collins, Karmen Lorenz Displays..................................................................... Terri Lee Rollings, Joanne Sass Social Media.........................................................................................Lindsay Cotter Breakfasts...........................................................................................Sandy Ramsay Volunteer Staffing............................................................................. Boyanne Young Children’s Workshop.............. Marlene Cox, Carol Bajkov, Tammy Laidlaw Lamont Entertainment......................................................................................... Judy Russell Jingle Bell Dance...............................................................................Monica Peacock Family Day............................................................... Lara Pederson, Heather Larsen Light-Up..............................................................................................Heather Larsen Delivery............................................................................................... David Wharrie Electrical................................................................................................Denis Cowley Site Co-ordinators................Shirli-Gene Sadowick, Janice Wharrie, Allison McCray Fashion Show...................................................................... Tammy Laidlaw Lamont 20th Celebration................. David & Janice Wharrie, Kaleena Ross, Cindy Marcotte Tree Fluffers....................................................................................... Shirley Gratton Special Effects and Sound Technology.................................................... Bill Russell Sets and Props..................................................... George Brooks, Don Bassermann page 31 2013 — 2013 page 31 —

PRICING AS FOLLOWS: Free • Colouring pictures, gluing and glittering cards • Decorating a paper bag to take treasures home in Coupon Areas • Gingerbread cookie • Decorate a Santa Hat • Decorate a Stocking • Decorate a Candle Holder (with candle) • Little Trees • Little Wreaths • Garland (square wreath) • Festive Door Spray • Decorate Clay Pot • Wire Decoration • Poinsettia Basket • Coloring Bags

$1.00 $2.00 $2.00 $1.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $5.00 $2.00

*A $10 punch card is also available, along with your ticket purchase. Each punch will be worth $1.00. Please pre-book school or other groups by contacting the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation office at 250-565-2515. Thank you.


Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree Rocking around the Christmas tree At the Christmas party hop Mistletoe hung where you can see Every couple tries to stop Rocking around the Christmas tree, Let the Christmas spirit ring Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie And we’ll do some caroling. You will get a sentimental Feeling when you hear Voices singing let’s be jolly, Deck the halls with boughs of holly Rocking around the Christmas tree, Have a happy holiday Everyone dancing merrily In the new old-fashioned way.

Rudolph the red-nosed Reindeer Rudolf, the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose. And if you ever saw him, you would even say it glows. All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names. They never let poor Rudolf play in any reindeer games. Then one foggy Christmas eve Santa came to say: “Rudolf with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?” Then all the reindeer loved him as they shouted out with glee: “Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer, you’ll go down in history!”

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Santa Claus is coming to town You better watch out You better not cry Better not pout I’m telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town He’s making a list, And checking it twice; Gonna find out Who’s naughty and nice. Santa Claus is coming to town He sees you when you’re sleeping He knows when you’re awake He knows if you’ve been bad or good So be good for goodness sake! O! You better watch out! You better not cry. Better not pout, I’m telling you why. Santa Claus is coming to town. Santa Claus is coming to town.

Silent Night Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright Round yon Virgin Mother and Child Holy Infant so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace Sleep in heavenly peace Silent night, holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight Glories stream from Heaven afar Heav’nly host sing Alleluia Christ the Saviour, is born Christ the Saviour, is born Silent night, holy night Son of God, love’s pure light Radiant beams from Thy holy face With the dawn of redeeming grace Jesus, Lord, at thy birth Jesus, Lord, at thy birth

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Silver Bells Silver bells, silver bells It’s Christmas time in the city Ring-a-ling, hear them sing Soon it will be Christmas day

Silver bells, silver bells It’s Christmas time in the city Ring-a-ling, hear them ring Soon it will be Christmas day

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks. dressed in holiday style In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas Children laughing People passing, meeting smile after smile And on ev’ry street corner you’ll hear

Strings of street lights Even stop lights Blink a bright red and green As the shoppers rush home with their treasures Hear the snow crunch See the kids bunch This is Santa’s big scene And above all this bustle You’ll hear Silver bells, silver bells It’s Christmas time in the city Ring-a-ling, hear them sing Soon it will be Christmas day

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Sleigh Ride Just hear those sleigh bells jingling Ring ting tingling too Come on, it’s lovely weather For a sleigh ride together with you Outside the snow is falling And friends are calling “Yoohoo” Come on, it’s lovely weather For a sleigh ride together with you Giddy-up giddy-up giddy-up let’s go Let’s look at the snow We’re riding in a wonderland of snow Giddy-up giddy-up giddy-up it’s grand Just holding your hand We’re gliding along with the

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song Of a wintry fairy land Our cheeks are nice and rosy And comfy cozy are we We’re snuggled up together like two Birds of a feather would be Let’s take the road before us And sing a chorus or two Come on, it’s lovely weather For a sleigh ride together with you There’s a birthday party at the home of farmer Gray It’ll be the perfect ending of a perfect day We’ll be singing the songs we love to sing without a single stop At the fireplace while we watch the chestnuts pop

There’s a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy When they pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie

It’ll nearly be like a picture print by Currier and Ives These wonderful things are the things We remember all through our lives

The First Noel

The first Noel the angel did say Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay In fields where they lay keeping their sheep On a cold winter’s night that was so deep Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel Born is the King of Israel They looked up and saw a star Shining in the East beyond them afar And to the earth it gave great life And so it continued both day and night And by the light of that same star Three wise men came from country far To seek the king was their intent And to follow the star wher-

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ever it went

This star drew nigh to the north-west O’er Bethlehem it took its rest And there it did both stop and stay Right over the place where Jesus lay Then entered in those wise men three Full reverently upon their knee And offered there in his presence Their gold and myrrh and frankincense Then let us all with one accord Sing praises to our Heavenly Lord That hath made Heaven and earth of nought And with His blood mankind hath bought


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The Twelve Days of Christmas On the first day of Christmas My true love sent to me: A partridge in a pear tree. On the second day of Christmas My true love sent to me: Two turtle doves And a Partridge in a pear tree. On the third day of Christmas My true love sent to me: Three French Hens, Two turtle doves And a Partridge in a pear tree. On the fourth day of Christmas My true love sent to me: Four calling birds, Three French Hens, Two turtle doves And a Partridge in a pear tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas My true love sent to me: Five golden rings, Four calling birds, Three French Hens, Two turtle doves And a Partridge in a pear tree. On the sixth day of Christmas My true love sent to me: Six geese a laying, Five golden rings, Four calling birds, Three French Hens, Two turtle doves And a Partridge in a pear tree. On the seventh day of Christmas My true love sent to me: Seven swans a swimming, Six geese a laying, Five golden rings, Four calling birds, Three French Hens,

Two turtle doves And a Partridge in a pear tree. On the eighth day of Christmas My true love sent to me: Eight maids a milking, Seven swans a swimming, Six geese a laying, Five golden rings, Four calling birds, Three French Hens, Two turtle doves And a Partridge in a pear tree. On the ninth day of Christmas My true love sent to me: Nine ladies dancing, Eight maids a milking, Seven swans a swimming, Six geese a laying, Five golden rings, Four calling birds, Three French Hens, Two turtle doves And a Partridge in a pear tree. On the tenth day of Christmas My true love sent to me: Ten lords a leaping, Nine ladies dancing, Eight maids a milking, Seven swans a swimming, Six geese a laying, Five golden rings, Four calling birds, Three French Hens, Two turtle doves And a Partridge in a pear tree.

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On the eleventh day of Christmas My true love sent to me: Eleven pipers piping, Ten lords a leaping, Nine ladies dancing, Eight maids a milking, Seven swans a swimming, Six geese a laying, Five golden rings, Four calling birds, Three French Hens, Two turtle doves And a Partridge in a pear tree. On the twelfth day of Christmas My true love sent to me: Twelve drummers drumming, Eleven pipers piping, Ten lords a leaping, Nine ladies dancing, Eight maids a milking, Seven swans a swimming, Six geese a laying, Five golden rings, Four calling birds, Three French Hens, Two turtle doves And a Partridge in a pear tree.


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Twas the Night before Christmas Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads; And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled down for a long winter’s nap,

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, And away they all flew like the down of a thistle. But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight, “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below, When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer, With a little old driver, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick. More rapid than eagles his coursers they came, And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name;

As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky, So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too. And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof The prancing and pawing of each little hoof. As I drew in my hand, and was turning around, Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound. He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot; A bundle of toys he had flung on his back, And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack. His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry! His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow; The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath;

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself; A wink of his eye and a twist of his head, Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread; He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk, And laying his finger aside of his nose, And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

“Now! Dasher, now! Dancer, now! Prancer, and Vixen! On! Comet, on! Cupid, on! Dunder and Blixem! To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall! Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”

He had a broad face and a little round belly, That shook, when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.

Up on the Housetop Up on the housetop Reindeer pause, Out jumps good old Santa Claus. Down thru’ the chimney With lots of toys, All for the little ones, Christmas joys. Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go! Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go! Up on the housetop, Click, click, click, Down thru’ the chimney With good Saint Nick. First comes the stocking Of little Nell, Oh, dear Santa Fill it well; Give her a dolly That laughs and cries One that will open And shut her eyes. Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go! Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go!

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Up on the housetop, Click, click, click, Down thru’ the chimney With good Saint Nick. Next comes the stocking Of little Will, Oh just see What a glorious fill Here is a hammer And lots of tacks, Also a ball And a whip that cracks. Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go! Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go! Up on the housetop, Click, click, click, Down thru’ the chimney With good Saint Nick.


We Three Kings We three kings of orient are Bearing gifts we traverse afar Field and fountain, moor and mountain Following yonder star Star of wonder, star of night Star of royal beauty bright Westward leading, still proceeding Guide us to Thy perfect light Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain Gold I bring to crown Him again

King for ever, ceasing never Over us all to reign Frankincense to offer have I Incense owns a Deity nigh Prayer and praising, all men raising Worship Him, God most high

Glorious now behold Him arise King and God and sacrifice Alleluia, Alleluia Earth to the heavens replies

Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume Breathes a life of gathering gloom Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying Sealed in the stone-cold tomb

White Christmas

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas Just like the ones I used to know  Where the treetops glisten,  and children listen  To hear sleigh bells in the snow  I’m dreaming of a white Christmas  With every Christmas card I write 

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May your days be merry and bright And may all your Christmases be white  I’m dreaming of a white Christmas  With every Christmas card I write  May your days be merry and bright  And may all your Christmases be white


Winter Wonderland Sleigh bells ring, are you listening, In the lane, snow is glistening A beautiful sight, We’re happy tonight. Walking in a winter wonderland. Gone away is the bluebird, Here to stay is a new bird He sings a love song, As we go along,

Walking in a winter wonderland. In the meadow we can build a snowman, Then pretend that he is Parson Brown He’ll say: Are you married? We’ll say: No man, But you can do the job When you’re in town. Later on, we’ll conspire, As we dream by the fire To face unafraid,  The plans that we’ve made, Walking in a winter wonderland. In the meadow we can build a snowman, And pretend that he’s a circus clown We’ll have lots of fun with mister snowman, Until the other kids knock him down. When it snows, ain’t it thrilling, Though your nose gets a chilling We’ll frolic and play, the Eskimo way, Walking in a winter wonderland.

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Wonderful Christmastime Ding dong, ding Ohhhh
Ohhhhhhh



The moon is right
 The spirits up
 We’re here tonight
 And that’s enough



Simply having a wonderful christmastime
 Simply having a wonderful christmastime
 Simply having a wonderful christmastime

 Simply having a wonderful christmastime



The word is out
 About the town
 To lift a glass
 Simply having a wonderful christmastime
 Ahhh don’t look down

 Simply having a wonderful christmastime

 Simply having a wonderful christmastime
 Simply having a wonderful christmastime

 The party’s on
 The feelin’s here
 The choir of children sing their song
 That only comes
 They practiced all year long
 This time of year

 Ding dong, ding dong
 Simply having a wonderful christmastime
 Ding dong, ding dong
 Simply having a wonderful christmastime

 Ding dong, ding dong

 The choir of children sing their song
 Ding dong, ding dong


We’re here tonight
 And that’s enough



The party’s on
 The spirits up


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The moon is right The spirits up
 We’re here tonight
 And that’s enough

 Simply having a wonderful christmastime
 Simply having a wonderful christmastime
 Simply having a wonderful christmastime
 Simply having a wonderful christmastime

 OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Christmastime


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43 REASONS TO DRIVE A HONDA

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Festival of Trees and Songbook  

2013 Festival of Trees Songbook

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