What is Lights of Hope?

In 2014, Lights of Hope raised an outstanding $2.62 million for St. Paul’s Hospital’s greatest needs, exceeding our goal of $2.5 million and setting a new record for the second year in a row!

Lights of Hope is an annual fundraising campaign to support St. Paul’s Hospital. You play an important role because Lights of Hope donations support our greatest needs as they arise throughout St. Paul’s, ensuring we have the funding to meet them. Thank you to all the donors, volunteers and other supporters who contributed to our 17th and most successful Lights of Hope campaign yet!

Every year, we recognize donors to the campaign and inspire the community to show their support through a spectacular display of lights on St. Paul’s Hospital, which is built by volunteers using donated materials.

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About the Lights of Hope display

Every year, Lights of Hope returns to St. Paul’s Hospital with a spectacular display of holiday lights. Join us in November when the 2015 display will be lit for the first time. Event details to come.

Since 1998, we have brought attention to the Lights of Hope fundraising campaign by building a spectacular display of lights at St. Paul’s Hospital. Today, Lights of Hope is an annual holiday tradition that brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to St. Paul’s to see the display, which is built by volunteers using donated materials – including 10 kilometers of lights!

According to BC Hydro, despite its size and scope, Lights of Hope uses very little energy. To operate the full display results in an energy bill of just $65 each night. A big part of this energy efficiency is the use of LED bulbs, which account for 60% of the lights. LED bulbs last for 4000 hours, which is twice as long as incandescent bulbs; and strings of LED bulbs use only 1 to 3 kilowatt hours of energy, while strings of incandescent bulbs use anywhere from 12 to 105 kilowatt hours.

Lights of Hope Celebration

When:

6:30PM on November 19th, 2015

Where:

St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver

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On November 19th, thousands of Vancouverites and tourists will gather around Burrard Street to experience the annual fireworks display at the St. Paul’s Hospital in Downtown Vancouver. Since 1998, St. Paul’s has illuminated the streets with a breathtaking display of Christmas lights for their Christmas-time Lights of Hope charity initiative.

Every year, Lights of Hope returns to St. Paul’s Hospital with a spectacular display of holiday lights. Join us in November when the 2015 display will be lit for the first time. Event details to come.

Recognition

Although most people think of Lights of Hope as a winter tradition, you can actually make a gift to the campaign at any time.

Lights of Hope offers many wonderful recognition opportunities for individuals and companies, including seeing the name of your choice on one of our back-lit stars, which are one of the most prominent features of the display.

Check back to this page later this year to see our 2015 Lights of Hope recognition opportunities.

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