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St. Paul’s Foundation Celebrates Return of Lights of Hope Display


St. Paul’s Foundation’s Lights of Hope display at St. Paul’s Hospital will shine bright every night throughout the holiday season. Marking the return of the annual fundraising campaign, 4,000 feet of sparking lights and hundreds of shining stars recognizing the support of generous donors, will illuminate Burrard Street nightly until January 7, 2022. Gifts to Lights of Hope help St. Paul’s Foundation meet the greatest needs of patients and residents from across BC.

Now in its 24th year, donations to Lights of Hope have totaled more than $43.5 million, making a difference to hundreds of thousands of patients and residents. Donations enable St. Paul’s Foundation to fund urgently needed equipment, life-saving research, community programs, and other essential services that would otherwise not be funded through traditional channels.

“As we welcome the holiday season and the return of St. Paul’s Foundation’s Lights of Hope display and giving campaign, we are so tremendously grateful for the generosity of our community over the past 23 years,” said Dick Vollet, President and CEO, St. Paul’s Foundation. “The last 18 months has highlighted the enormous importance of health care, with our frontline teams working tirelessly to provide the best patient and resident care possible. We are touched by the ongoing support of our donors during these exceptionally challenging times.”

The perfect spot for this year’s holiday photo with friends and family, a new Selfie Station will be featured at the display this year. Visitors can tag @helpstpauls to show their support. The Living Light, an interactive art piece that shines brightly with donations, is also back. Scan the QR code to donate and help keep hope alive for the patients of St. Paul’s Hospital.

Limited edition Hope at Home star lanterns will once again be available for purchase at and at Marquis Wine Cellars in the Davie village. Just like the stars on the Lights of Hope display, Hope at Home stars symbolize well wishes and support for patients and residents. Lights of Hope 50/50 raffle tickets can also be purchased at, with proceeds helping to bring compassion and comfort to patients, long-term care residents, and their families across BC.

Check before visiting the display for the latest information on how to enjoy the lights safely in accordance with Dr. Bonnie Henry’s guidelines.