St. Paul’s Foundation has decked their downtown hospital and kicked off their annual Lights of Hope campaign with a bright and colorful fireworks display on Thursday night.
A large crowd soaked in the show while enjoying a line-up of food trucks, warm beverages, and holiday tunes from some of Vancouver’s best choirs.
St. Paul’s Hospital will continue to light up every night until January 9, 2017, and will accept donations from the public to raise funds for patient care support, research, and equipment.
Since its inception in 1998, Lights of Hope has raised more than $28 million, funding urgently needed equipment and other items in St. Paul’s GI Clinic, Emergency Department and Maternity Centre. Groundbreaking research at the internationally-renowned Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI) at St. Paul’s has been supported by Lights of Hope, including work to detect heart, lung and blood vessel diseases in their earliest stages to stop them from progressing. Donor support through Lights of Hope was essential to this project, as each dollar that went to the HLI secured six more dollars from other sources.
Below are your photos and videos from the St. Paul’s Hospital Lights of Hope 2016 fireworks show.