Lights of Hope


Lights of Hope return to St. Paul’s Hospital on Nov. 27

VANCOUVER, BC, NOVEMBER 24, 2014 – A holiday tradition returns this Thursday, when this year’s Lights of Hope shine from St. Paul’s Hospital for the first time. Since 1998, volunteers have built this spectacular display of holiday lights using donated materials, including 10 kilometers of string lights and more than 100,000 bulbs, to inspire people […]

Construction of Lights of Hope at St. Paul’s signals approach of holiday tradition

VANCOUVER, BC, November 5, 2014 – The countdown to an annual holiday tradition begins this Saturday, when more than 100 volunteers will come to St. Paul’s Hospital to build this year’s Lights of Hope display. Lights of Hope set-up Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014 Time: 7:00-11:00 a.m. Location: St. Paul’s Hospital, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, […]

Patina Sibbald and patient monitor 2014

Meeting our greatest needs: New equipment for St. Paul’s GI Clinic

Patient care at the Gastro-Intestinal (GI) Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital was potentially put on hold after two monitors that provide essential information about a patient’s condition broke down simultaneously. Staff at the GI Clinic had been having trouble with the 15- to 20-year-old monitors for a while, but the breakdown of the two monitors […]


Meeting our greatest needs: Why Kent DesRochers gives to Lights of Hope

Kent DesRochers, a clinical nurse leader with the Mental Health Wellness Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital, has witnessed first-hand the pressures that departments like the Mental Health Program at St. Paul’s face to continue to provide exceptional patient care. That need is one of the reasons why DesRochers became a monthly donor to Lights of […]

Lights of Hope glow bright at BC Place

VANCOUVER, BC, AUGUST 19, 2014 – It may only be August, but BC Place will be glowing with hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights as the testing site for the annual St. Paul’s Hospital Lights of Hope. The Lights of Hope – a spectacular display of holiday lights that illuminate the exterior of St. Paul’s Hospital – […]

Sacks Family-Maternity

Christmas comes early to new mother and father at St. Paul’s Maternity Centre

The Sacks family celebrated an early Christmas present this year with the successful birth of little Aili at St. Paul’s Maternity Centre. “I couldn’t have imagined it going any better,” said proud father, Rafe, who was relieved to know that his wife, Vici, and new baby daughter were safe and healthy at St. Paul’s after […]


Electrical workers from the US help with Lights of Hope set-up

At this year’s Lights of Hope set-up on November 20, seven individuals drove from Oregon and Washington to lend a hand. Each year, the Lights of Hope attracts around 100 volunteers to St. Paul’s Hospital, including some people from out of town. “Community service is one of the core objectives of the EWMC,” says Electrical […]

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