The Memory Tree That Keeps Growing

The holiday season is traditionally a time of joy for most. But, for those grieving, it can inspire feelings of loss, loneliness and social isolation. Many grieving people feel out of step with the world around them, yet are reluctant to admit their pain. The Memory Tree provides a tangible way to acknowledge and remember a person who has died. Individuals write their personal message on a beautiful card and hang it on the Memory Tree, displayed prominently at St. Vital Centre during the holiday season.

Courtesy of a United Way of Winnipeg “Day of Caring” in partnership with Manitoba Hydro and St. Vital Centre, this year’s opening ceremony will take place at 10 am on November 24. This year’s guest speaker will be Staff Sergeant/Chaplain George Labossiere, Winnipeg Police Service and again we are pleased to have the Collège Jeanne Sauvé Senior High School Choir sharing their gift of music.

This year marks the 24th anniversary for the Palliative Manitoba Memory Tree. In 2015, volunteers were on hand to provide support to 1874 visitors who placed 1776 cards on the tree, of which 380 were children’s cards.

Opening Ceremony:

November 24, 2016
10:00 am – St. Vital Centre (in front of The Bay)

Memory Tree Hours:

Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Until noon on December 24, 2016