Expressing sadness is as natural as expressing happiness. Originated in 1992, the Memory Tree is a special place to articulate the pain of grief during the holiday season.
The holiday season is traditionally a time of joy but for those grieving, it can inspire feelings of loss, loneliness and social isolation. Many grieving people feel out of step with the world, yet are reluctant to openly admit their pain. The Memory Tree provides a tangible way to acknowledge and remember the person who has died. Individuals write a personal message on a beautiful card and hang it on the Memory Tree which is displayed prominently at St. Vital Centre in Winnipeg.
The Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Memory Tree will be held on Thursday, November 24 at 10 am at St. Vital Centre, in front of the Bay.