St. Paul’s Hospital invites community to celebrate the return of Lights of Hope

November 15th, 2013

VANCOUVER, BC, NOVEMBER 15, 2013 – A holiday tradition returns this Wednesday, when St. Paul’s lights this year’s Lights of Hope display for the first time.

Since 1998, the Lights of Hope campaign has built a spectacular display of holiday lights to inspire the community to give generously to the hospital’s greatest needs. The display is built by volunteers using donated materials, including ten kilometres of string lights and more than a hundred stars recognizing donors to the campaign.

This year’s display will be lit for the first time during the Lights of Hope Community Celebration, a festive outdoor celebration featuring fireworks, food trucks and fun for the whole family. After that, the Lights of Hope display can continue to be seen every evening until January 6, 2014.

Lights of Hope Community Celebration
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Time (lighting of display and fireworks): approx. 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Time (outdoor celebration): approx. 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: St. Paul’s, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C.

To make a donation towards the campaign’s $2.2-million fundraising goal, call 604-662-HOPE or visit


PRODUCERS/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS: The best place to film the lighting of the Lights of Hope display and fireworks is on Helmcken Street at Burrard facing the hospital. Space has been reserved for satellite trucks on Helmcken between Burrard and Hornby streets; enter off Hornby Street and show your media ID to volunteers at the barricade before 6:20 pm.

Media contact:

Brice Dare
Manager, Communications
St. Paul’s Foundation


St. Paul's Foundation