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Tree of Hope to light the Kelowna skies once again

The light-up event will take place at 5:30 on Nov. 24 at the Landmark District
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Kelowna’s Tree of Hope was lit once again, from Nov. 24-Jan. 5. (Aaron Hemens photo)

It’s once again that time of year as the annual Tree of Hope Light Up to set to begin.

Put on by The Stober Group and this year, in collaboration with the Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market, will be lighting the tree at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24 at the Landmark District.

“Our commitment to the community is unwavering, and the Tree of Hope Light Up is a testament to our dedication towards creating memorable moments and fostering unity,” said Stober Group CEO Lisa Lock.

The annual event will feature food trucks, hot chocolate, and carol singers. After the light-up, everyone in attendance is invited to the 19th floor of Landmark 7 where over 30 Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market vendors will be on display at a winter wonderland, giving people the opportunity to buy some local Christmas gifts.

Additionally, a winter wonderland will be available to attend on Saturday, Nov. 25.

“The Tree of Hope Light Up is a shining example of how our community comes together to create magic,” said Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market president Allie Becker. “We are thrilled to join forces with Stober Group in making this evening unforgettable.”

This is the first event for the farmers market in the Landmark District, where it will be full-time in 2024.

Admission to the holiday winter wonderland market is $5, in which a portion of each donation will be going to the Central Okanagan Food Bank, which has partnered with the Stober Group and Stober Foundation.

“We are pleased to announce that this year, Stober Foundation will be making a significant capital investment towards the Central Okanagan Food Bank (COFB),” said Stober Foundation president Ken Stober. “This investment will enhance COFB’s ability to provide its clients with reliable access to food and proper nutrition. Moreover, it will also fund a pilot project that aims at supporting their clientele with additional professional development resources for growth and access to bursaries for the pursuit of post-secondary education.”

The Tree of Hope will illuminate throughout town until January 5, 2024.

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