a forest of delights.
our 2017 giving trees. pay it forward.

The beautifully decorated Giving Trees are a significant and very special part of the event, and a wonderful way to pay it forward at a time of Giving. Our Guests will have an opportunity to bid on four Giving Trees this year in our live auction: Covenant House, Cartier House Care Home, SAINTS Rescue, and Tri-City Transitions House. The gifts under the tree and the décor will be donated to the specific charity and the proceeds from the auction will benefit Crossroads, while the lucky bidder will receive a tax receipt in the amount of the winning bid for their generosity.

Youth Giving Tree

Covenant House Vancouver, provides food, shelter, clothing and counselling to over 1,300 homeless and runaway youth each year. Covenant House Vancouver exists for those young people for whom there is often no one else – young people who have either willingly fled physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse or those who have been forced from their homes.

Tree Designer: Coquitlam Florist
Sponsored by Flavelle OceanFront Development 


Seniors Giving Tree

Cartier House Care Home, is a 78-bed care home located in a quiet residential area but within easy reach of highways for friends and families who want to visit. The Cartier House team’s purpose is to provide a warm, safe homelike environment that enables each resident to achieve his or her optimal quality of life. They support residents, residents’ families, and each other. They honor the uniqueness and intrinsic worth of each member of the Park Place community.

Tree Designers: Angela Steidel & Debbie Steidel
Sponsored by Drysdale Bacon McStravick 


Pet Rescue Giving Tree

SAINTS Rescue, was started in December 2004 after volunteers at other animal shelters saw many senior animals spending their last days in a shelter or pound. From the time SAINTS opened their doors, the number of animals in need has been astounding and ever-growing. When SAINTS moved into it’s first location it started with 16 cats, 12 dogs and 2 rabbits. SAINTS has since found it’s permanent home on 3 beautiful acres in Mission, BC with a warm and cozy home, a sturdy and well constructed barn, several outbuildings just waiting to be renovated for future use plus fields to play in and a pond to swim in… SAINTS has found a little bit of heaven on earth for their very special friends. SAINTS is an end-of-life sanctuary for senior and special needs animals that have nowhere else to go. All animals deserve to have hope for a better tomorrow.

Tree Designers: Lana Leslie & Lisa Leslie
Sponsored by  Rose Miller


Family Giving Tree

Again for the 6th year in a row, we’re honoured to keep the spirit of Christmas alive for a deserving family living in our community. Through Tri-Cities Transitions, we will fulfill a wish list for a local family. Tri-Cities Transitions is a respected and established charitable nonprofit organization supporting our community by providing help and hope to family’s effected by violence and abuse. They serve the Tri Cities, Anmore and Belcarra. All programs and services are free to the 1,500 women, men and children they serve yearly.

Tree Designer: Julia Kusmirek
Sponsored by The Roberts Family