WHAT IS TREES OF HOPE?
Fairmont Château Laurier Trees of Hope for CHEO is a magical event that helps kick-start the holiday season, while raising much-needed funds for our very own Children’s Hospital. Companies and organizations participate by decorating Christmas trees which are displayed in the main spaces of the Fairmont Château Laurier hotel throughout the holiday season.
The People’s Choice Award will be live this year. Voting takes place until January 2nd. If you are an overnight guest or are dining/attending an event at the hotel, you can see the trees in person. All guests and visitors can visit our public spaces of the hotel to see the trees.
BECOME A STAR SPONSOR
A star sponsorship offers you and your company a unique opportunity to give back to your Community, engage your colleagues and clients and participate in a successful event that increases your company’s profile.
Only 3 star sponsors will be accepted. Please contact Stéphanie Trottier at Stephanie.Trottier@
8 Foot Tree
An 8-foot tree professionally decorated by Wedecor to be placed in your office or a location of choice; the tree will be decorated at an agreed upon date and removed at an agreed upon date OR receive a Tree at the Trees of Hope event, which will be placed in the halls of the hotel for all to see during the festive season.
Your company will be recognized and highlighted on the main web page of Fairmont Château Laurier as well as on the CHEO Foundation website with a link to your home page. In addition to being highlighted on the Trees of Hope web page.
Tea At The Castle
Receive Afternoon Tea for 4 in Zoe’s at the Fairmont Château Laurier. You can use it for your colleagues or any other event you wish to support.
Social Media Recognition
Receive recognition in all social and online media efforts including Facebook, Instagram etc…
Public Thank You
A public thank you at the Decorating Party if an in-person party is possible.
Your Logo will appear on signage used for all trees placed throughout the hotel for the duration of the event.
Your company will be mentioned on the online auction page and we will send you a special auction invite link to send out to clients/friends.
Right of Refusal
First right of refusal for sponsorship the following year.
BECOME A TREE SPONSOR
Your beautiful tree will be placed in the public spaces of the Fairmont Château Laurier from November 28, 2022 until January 2, 2023. All trees will be featured in a fun interactive virtual tour for all to see.
How do I sponsor a tree?
The cost of decorating a tree is $2,000. Each company may have up to six team members participate in the decorating in the Ballroom.
Exceptionally, there will have only 1 fabulous theme to celebrate the 25th anniversary: “25 years, let’s celebrate” Teams are responsible for purchasing and/or making their own decorations. Main colour will be silver, secondary colours could be marine blue, white or pink. Let’s be festive and let’s celebrate!
IMPORTANT: All trees will be undecorated for you. You will simply need to pick up your boxes on January 7th, January 8th or pay an additional $75 to have them delivered to your office.
For more information on how to participate, contact Stéphanie Trottier at Stephanie.Trottier@
How does the event work?
The first part is the tree decorating portion, where teams will attend a Decorating Party on November 28th at Fairmont Château Laurier. Each team of 6 people will have 1.5 hours to decorate. Upon completion, your tree will be moved to a public space in the hotel. We ask that companies/families follow the theme that has been chosen for this year’s event. Please pay particular attention to the colour request. The trees will be filmed for an interactive online display. Throughout the festive season viewers will be able to vote for their favourite tree during our People’s Choice Awards.
How do I sign up?
There will be a limited number of trees this year. The first right of refusal is given to companies who have supported this event in the past. For more information, email stephanie.trottier@
PLEASE MAKE THE CHEQUE PAYABLE TO: FAIRMONT CHÂTEAU LAURIER and send it attn: Stéphanie Trottier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON, K1N 8S7. Please note on the cheque that it is for Trees of Hope. You will receive a confirmation letter following the receipt of your form giving you more information about parking, arrival times, etc.
Will there be parking onsite?
Upon confirmation of your tree sponsorship, we will provide details about parking and arrival times.
Can we promote our company within the tree i.e. using our logo on Christmas balls and décor?
Absolutely, this event is made for you to promote your company. Please do stay within the colour theme.
Do we have to stay within the criteria?
The criteria are a guideline. If your goal is to compete against other teams, following the criteria is key; if your only goal is to give back to the children’s hospital and promote your company, you can definitely step outside the box and use your creativity! Colour choices are important, however. We ask that if you stray from the theme, please be mindful and use the outlined colours as accents.
Is it possible to increase my company’s profile?
Star Sponsorships are available for $5,000.00, and offer a variety of extra coverage and visibility in addition to a tree at the event. If you would like more information, please contact Stéphanie at stephanie.trottier@
Do all of the tree lights need to be white?
YES, as this helps us to position the trees in the hotel. Once again, we would like to thank Canadian Tire who will be providing the event with the pre-lit trees!
Will food be served?
We will have a buffet on-site for all the team members.
Will there be a Silent Auction?
Yes, our outstanding Silent Auction will be live and online this year. It will be open for bids on November 28th, so please spread the word and enjoy bidding from home. Here is the link: Silent Auction.
Can my company donate to the Online Auction?
Yes, we’re still looking for wonderful items to add to our silent auction. We need to receive confirmation of all donations by November 15th, so they can be entered into the auction. If you would like to donate an item, please contact Stéphanie Trottier at stephanie.trottier@
Can we have more than 6 people on our team?
Unfortunately, we ask that teams keep to a maximum of six for the tree decorating portion. We do encourage you to invite co-workers/friends/family to view the trees during the holidays, to vote during the People’s Choice Awards and take part in the online auction.
Will there be prizes?
The winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive gifts. Our Trees of Hope judges will also select a winning tree. Prizes to be determined.
Are the trees available for public viewing?
Yes, we are thrilled to be able to welcome back visitors to the hotel.