The evergreen tree in the middle of the skating rink on the lake was erected Monday by town staff. This year, it’s being labelled the Tree of Hope and will feature 2,000 lights. It’s a fundraising effort being coordinated by Sylvan Lake & Area Community Partners’ Association with proceeds from light sponsorships going to the association’s Compassion Fund, Sylvan Lake Christmas Bureau and Sylvan Lake Food Bank.
Alanna Dextrase said many local businesses have already been asked for donations but those missed or individuals wishing to contribute may stop at the Community Partners office on 50th Avenue (beside the Telus building) or contact her at 403-887-9989.
This is the second year for the project. Last year the tree was located in front of the Coldwell Banker office on 50th Street beside the Watermark.