Those missing a loved one this Christmas will be able to take part in a special service honouring their memory.
The 20th annual Memory Tree Celebration takes place Sunday, Dec. 6 at Williams Lake City Hall from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
The event is hosted and organized by the Central Cariboo Hospice Palliative Care Society and is an opportunity to remember and commemorate those who have passed away. It is also a place for the community to gather for mutual support.
The Memory Tree celebration begins at 3 p.m. in the lobby at city hall with snacks and refreshments followed by choir performances, candle lighting, reading of the Memory Book and a moment of silence.
The commemoration concludes with a community luminary service and the lighting of the Memory Tree outside city hall at 4:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited whether you are there to remember a loved one and purchase an ornament in their name or simply to celebrate the season.
Volunteers will be collecting loved ones names for the Memory Book and donations for Memory Tree ornaments at Save-On-Foods where supporters can add their loved one’s name to the Memory Book and make a donation to Williams Lake Hospice Palliative Care Society.
You can also enter your name into the draw for a beautiful handmade king sized quilt, created by Dorothy Hicks and Denise Frank and donated to Williams Lake Hospice.
If you wish to purchase an ornament, or make a donation in memory of a loved one and have their name added to the Memory Tree & Memory Book, please visit the Williams Lake Hospice Society office or at the Memory Tree Celebration on Dec. 6th.