Lights of Hope


This Saturday, Lights of Hope “set up day” starts bright and early for volunteers

This Saturday, November 5, over 100 volunteers, most starting as early as 6am, will continue the tradition of joining the staff of St. Paul’s Foundation to set up the display for the Foundation’s Lights of Hope fundraiser. Set-up takes place at the Burrard entrance of St. Paul’s from 6am until mid-afternoon, with this entrance closed […]


Lend your voice to Lights of Hope!

Each November, families from St. Paul’s and all across Vancouver join together to celebrate the start of the Christmas season at our Lights of Hope lighting ceremony and community celebration.  Christmas music is a big part of it, and new for this year, we’re pleased to introduce the Lights of Hope Chorus! The Lights of […]

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Greatest Needs

When you make a donation to support greatest needs at St. Paul’s, you support needs when and where they arise. These greatest needs occur hospital-wide and may include urgently needed equipment; or other needs such as research or teaching initiatives for which it may be more challenging to secure traditional funding. You should also know […]

St. Paul’s anesthesiologist Dr. Trina Montemurro and SimMom

Lights of Hope Greatest Needs Fund brings SimMom to St. Paul’s

SimMom is a maternity and fetus specific simulator that helps to train care teams to deal with emergencies. St. Paul’s Foundation’s Lights of Hope Greatest Needs fund provided the funds for SimMom and the “Code Pink” program to help staff prepare for emergency situations during childbirth.

Volunteers set up Lights of Hope at St. Paul's

Record number of volunteers shine at Lights of Hope set-up

Coming from as far afield as Oregon and Washington State, 150 volunteers arrived at St. Paul’s this past Saturday, for a rainy Halloween morning of volunteer labour. Everyone was there to assemble the Lights of Hope display that adorns the iconic façade of St. Paul’s every holiday season. Joining foundation staff and supporters were volunteer […]


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 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 to […]

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