ST. CATHARINES – Friday evening, November 20, marked the start of the annual Snowflakes and Angels Christmas Campaign at Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital.
The shining moment took place when Saundra Patterson, a patient, turned on the decorative lights on the beautiful Christmas tree and grounds. Saundra is the wife of former Niagara College president, Dan Patterson.
It was a such a wonderful moment for Saundra, who loves Christmas so much, Dan Patterson said by email.
Traditionally, a large crowd gathers for the occasion but COVID-19 pandemic protocols required that it be restricted to patients and staff.
Funds raised through the Snowflakes and Angels Christmas Campaign, organized by the HDS Foundation, this year will be directed toward purchase of specialized beds and mattresses for patients at Hotel Dieu Shaver.
Information about the campaign can be found at: Tree Lighting | Event Fundraising | Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation