From left to right: Vanessa Thomas (Kuu-us supporter worker), Katherine Knudson (BMO customer service representative), Vicki Fader (Alberni Labour Council president), Michelle Clarke (Alter Ego Studio owner), Tiffany and Gunnar Shanahan (Alter Ego), Sharon Wutke (BMO branch manager). In front: Everett Shanahan. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

From left to right: Vanessa Thomas (Kuu-us supporter worker), Katherine Knudson (BMO customer service representative), Vicki Fader (Alberni Labour Council president), Michelle Clarke (Alter Ego Studio owner), Tiffany and Gunnar Shanahan (Alter Ego), Sharon Wutke (BMO branch manager). In front: Everett Shanahan. ELENA RARDON PHOTO

Kuu-us launches 20th annual Festival of Trees

Christmas trees will be delivered to families across the Alberni Valley

The Kuu-us Crisis Line Society has launched its 20th annual Festival of Trees.

The beautifully decorated Christmas trees will be delivered to recipient families on Sunday, Dec. 17, along with food hampers and gifts for the children of each household. Families were nominated by various organizations in the community.

A number of businesses contributed to the Christmas trees and hampers this year, including Budget Truck and Car Rentals, Tara’s Christmas Trees, Alter Ego Studio, Tyler’s No Frills, Phillips and Co., Lions Club, Canadian Tire, BMO Alberni and Tseshaht branches, Port Alberni and District Labour Council, Jays Lace it Up, Alport Insurance, Kal Tire Pearson Ltd., Save On Foods, Best Western PLUS Barclay Hotel, Coulson Group of Companies, Leo Consulting, Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce, June Graham—Healing Matters and Alberni District 4-H.

The trees will be on display at the Best Western plus Barclay Hotel until the 17th. You can vote for your favourite tree at the Kuu-us business office (4589 Adelaide, Mon-Fri, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.).