December 16, 2022 – After two weeks of voting, the results are in for the People’s Choice Award at the Museum at Campbell River’s Festival of Trees. The winner is “Gingerbread Avenue,” a fun and creative tree decorated by Avenue for the Home and United Floors. The tree features rows of gingerbread houses wrapping around the tree. Festival organizer Megan Purcell remarked, “Avenue for the Home and United Floors put months of work into their tree. They start thinking of next year’s tree before they’ve even completed this one. Once again, their thought and planning has resulted in a beautiful and fun tree.”
Museum Members and volunteers attending the Member & Volunteer Appreciation event on December 4 voted for top showers in three key categories. The award for Most Elegant Tree and Most Whimsical Tree was swept by Avenue for the Home and United Floors. The Award for Most Sustainable was a tie between Campbell River Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association with a tree titled “We Are One: The Hearts and Hands of School District 72” with a tree covered in paper hands and hearts individually decorated and unique. The second winner of Most Sustainable went to the UPS Store which was decorated by the Campbell River Art Gallery’s Art Hive. Titled “’Namwiyutola “To Become One” it was covered in wooden ornaments produced by UPS and designed by the Art Hive’s talented artists.
The Festival of Trees is in its 10th year and is a significant fundraiser for the Museum, with proceeds going to support exhibitions and programs. “As we recognize our 10th annual Festival of Trees, we are delighted with the continued community support for this event. From the visitors who come each year to view the trees, to the sponsors who continually delight with their creativity, this event has exceeded our expectations and has become a community tradition for many,” says Museum Executive Director Sandra Parrish.
During the month of December, the Festival of Trees is open daily from 10am to 5pm. Admission to the Festival is free. Bring your family and friends and stop by the Museum at Campbell River at 470 Island Highway to soak up some Christmas cheer.
We would like to thank Panziera Photography for taking the photos for this year’s trees.
See all the trees in the online gallery: Festival of Trees. Pictured below is “Gingerbread Avenue” by Avenue for the Home and United Floors.