Angel Sponsor

Star Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Hope Sponsors

Media Partners

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.  We’ve adapted Trees of Hope to make it more accessible to the public by taking both the beautiful TREES and our amazing SILENT AUCTION online, so you can now take part from any location.  We’re excited to share with you the ways in which you can participate in this wonderful holiday tradition.

Take a Virtual Tour of the 2021 Trees of Hope

ONLINE AUCTION

Take part in our online auction starting November 29 at 6:00 p.m. until December 13 at 8:00 p.m. It’s a great way to get your holiday shopping done.

Online Auction

VOTE AND DONATE

The People’s Choice Award will be live and online this year. There are two ways in which you can participate:

1) If you are an overnight guest or are dining/attending an event at the hotel, you can see the trees in person. We’re also thrilled to be able to welcome back visitors this year.  All guests and visitors must wear a mask at all times while viewing the trees, as they are in the public spaces of the hotel.

2) A virtual tour will be available online starting December 1, 2021

Encourage colleagues, friends and family to vote on their favourite tree, all while donating to CHEO. If you are donating $25 or more, please see the Trees of Hope @ Home section.

Virtual Tour Coming December 1, 2021.

TREES OF HOPE @ HOME:

Deck your halls, win some holiday cheer and help the kids at CHEO.

We want to see your holiday spirit!  Make a donation of $25 or more and send us a photo of your tree or holiday lights. You’ll be entered for a chance to win a $250 Fairmont Gift Card OR a Bose SoundLink Mini II Special Edition Speaker.  The winner’s photo will be posted on the Trees of Hope website for all to see.  Make it fun: get friends and family to enter as well, for a friendly, virtual and socially distant competition.

Deadline to enter:  December 19, 2021.

THE ONLINE AUCTION

How Can I Donate To The Silent Auction?

If you wish to donate to the silent auction please visit the link below.

Online Auction

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

VOTING TAKES PLACE UNTIL JANUARY 3, 2022

The People’s Choice Award will be live and online this year. There are two ways in which you can participate:

1) If you are an overnight guest or are dining/attending an event at the hotel, you can see the trees in person. We’re also thrilled to be able to welcome back visitors this year.  All guests and visitors must wear a mask at all times while viewing the trees, as they are in the public spaces of the hotel.

2) A virtual tour will be available online starting December 1, 2021

Encourage colleagues, friends and family to vote on their favourite tree, all while donating to CHEO. If you are donating $25 or more, please see the Trees of Hope @ Home section.

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 Jenna Fyfe at fyfe.jenna@gmail.com.

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.

Company Recognition

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.

Logo Recognition

Your Logo will appear on signage used for all trees placed throughout the hotel for the duration of the event.

Online Auction

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.

TREES OF HOPE @ HOME

How to participate:

Submit a photo of your tree or holiday lights and make a donation of $25 or more to be entered for your chance to win a $250 Fairmont Gift Card OR Bose SoundLink Mini II Special Edition Speaker.  The winner’s photo will be posted on the Trees of Hope website for all to see.  Make it fun: get friends and family to enter as well, for a friendly, virtual and socially distant competition.

Deadline to enter:  December 19, 2021.

If you wish to submit a photo. Please send it via email to Jenna Fyfe at fyfe.jenna@gmail.com.

DONATE

BECOME A TREE SPONSOR

Your beautiful tree will be placed in the public spaces of the Fairmont Château Laurier from November 29, 2021 until January 3, 2022. All trees will be featured in a fun interactive virtual tour for all to see.

How do I sponsor a tree?

A special 2021 price is available; the cost of decorating a tree is $1500. Each company may have up to six team members participate in the decorating. Our Plan A is to have a Decorating Party in the ballroom.  We’ll place the trees a safe distance apart, mask-up and have some fun.  All appropriate health and safety measures will be taken and everyone will get some Fairmont Famous Fudge to enjoy at home.  If the current health protocols change, our Plan B will be to assign each decorating team a mutually agreed upon time to ensure that all restrictions are followed. Team members will still leave with some tasty fudge.

There are 2 fabulous themes noted in the Tree Sponsor Package, Home for the Holidays and Let it Snow. Teams are responsible for purchasing and/or making their own decorations.  All decorating team members will be required to show proof of vaccination up arrival at the hotel.

IMPORTANT: All trees will be undecorated for you. You will simply need to pick up your boxes on January 7th or pay an additional $75 to have them delivered to your office.

For more information on how to participate, contact Jenna Fyfe at fyfe.jenna@gmail.com.

SPONSORS

Angel Sponsor

Star Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Hope Sponsors

Media Partners

FAQs

How does the event work?

The first part is the tree decorating portion, where teams will either attend a Decorating Party OR be given a time slot to come and decorate their tree on November 29th. Rest assured all appropriate health and safety measures will be in place. Teams will be greeted in the lobby and given a socially distanced space to decorate their tree. Masks must be worn at all times. Each team of 3-6 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 one of the themes that have been chosen for this year’s event. Please pay particular attention to the colour schemes.  The trees will be filmed for an interactive online display. Throughout the festive season viewers will be able to vote for their favorite virtual tree during our People’s Choice Awards.

How do I sign up?

There will be a limited number of trees this year. First right of refusal is given to companies who have supported this event in the past. For more information, email fyfe.jenna@gmail.com, call Jenna at 613-408-4610 or simply fill out the attached sign up form. Your $1,500 payment must be received before November 29th.

PLEASE MAKE THE CHEQUE PAYABLE TO: FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAURIER and send it attn: Deneen Perrin, 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 fyfe.jenna@gmail.com or by phone at 613-408-4610 for a full information package.

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?

Unfortunately, due to health restrictions, we will not have food on-site, but all team members will leave with a package of Fairmont Famous Fudge!

Will there be a Silent Auction?

Yes, our outstanding Silent Auction will be online this year. It will be open for bids from November 29th to December 13th, so please spread the word and enjoy bidding from home. Here is the link: Online Auction

Can my company donate to the Online Auction?

Yes, we’re still looking for wonderful items to add to our online auction. We need to receive confirmation of all donations by November 20th, so they can be entered into the online auction. If you would like to donate an item, please contact Jenna Fyfe at 613-408-4610 to arrange delivery or pick up.

Can we have more than 6 people on our team?

Unfortunately, to maintain social distancing, 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 online, 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 a Fitbit Ionic. Our Trees of Hope judges will select a winning tree for each theme category.  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.  All guests and visitors must wear a mask at all times while viewing the trees, as they are in the public spaces of the hotel.

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