6th Annual Christmas Tree Festival Awards Ceremony

Happy New Year everyone! We kicked off our events this year by wrapping up our 6th Annual Christmas Tree Festival with our awards ceremony!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Christmas Tree Festival this year, and to everyone who took the time to do our Scavenger Hunt and to vote for their favourite trees! After all the votes were tallied up, here are the winners!

In the People’s Choice – Community category:

First Place has been awarded to PoCo Genealogy and their “Packing Your Trunk” themed tree!

Second Place was awarded to Job’s daughters International – Bethel 63.

Third Place was awarded to Art Focus Artists Association

In the People’s Choice – Business category:

First Place was awarded to Meyer Frers Chartered Professional Accountants!

Second Place was awarded to Astoria Retirement Residence.

Third Place was awarded to Mayfair Terrace Retirement Residence.

A big thank you to our judges this year – Candrina Bailey, Executive Director for the Coquitlam Heritage Society and Jim Miller, Executive Director of the Port Moody Station Museum! 

In the Judged – Community category the Hyde Creek District Guides came out on top! 

In the Judged – Business category, Forrest Marine Ltd. was voted best in show!

Congratulations to all the Christmas tree winners! We hope you enjoy your beautiful festival trophies, which have been sponsored by the Trophy Centre, Wilson Pharmacy, Western Sky Books, Councillor Dean Washington, Sandra Craig, and Linda Sliworsky.

Our grand prize draw random draw for the $750 advertising prize, donated by Tri-City News, was won by Shaughnessy Veterinary Hospital! Congratulations!

Our Christmas Tree Festival Scavenger Hunt is now also at a close. Thank you to everyone who participated! The winners will be contacted next week to pick up their prizes, which have been donated by 4 Cats Art Studio Shaughnessy, PoCo Bowl, and many generous community donors. Thank you!

We would also like to thank Earls Kitchen + Bar for donating a Rib Dinner for Four for our holiday fundraiser auction.

A huge thank you from everyone at PoCo Heritage to everyone who has participated in and supported our annual Christmas Tree Festival! You have all made this festival a true community success, and we appreciate all of your engagement through the years.

Happy Holidays from PoCo Heritage!

Everyone here at PoCo Heritage would like to wish you, and your friends and families a very happy holidays, and all the best in the new year!

This past year was yet another whirlwind year and we would like to thank our members, volunteers, and many collaborators for joining us on this wild ride! We look forward to next year’s challenges and triumphs, and we hope that you will all continue to join us as we engage and connect with our wonderful, vibrant community!

Thank you so much for your continued support, and Happy Holidays!

6th Annual Christmas Tree Festival

Our 6th Annual Christmas Tree Festival kicked off during the Christmas in Leigh Square and the Lighting of Leigh Square events on Saturday November 24th!

Hundreds came out to see all the Winter Artisan Market vendors, as well as to see Santa who made a special trip from the North Pole to Port Coquitlam to take pictures with everyone! We also hosted a fundraising Holiday Bake Sale. Thank you to everyone who supported us through our Santa Photos and Bake Sale!

We would also like to thank everyone who is participating in our Christmas Tree Festival! We love seeing all the beautifully decorated Christmas trees all over the city, and can’t wait to see which trees get voted to the top and will win one of our coveted trophies! To see all the trees and cast your vote for your favourite visit our Christmas Tree Festival page! We are also featuring all the trees across our social media platforms, so tune in to like, comment, and share your favourite trees.

Make sure to participate in our Scavenger Hunt for your chance to win fun prizes! Download your tree map and scavenger hunt list!