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26th Annual Lights of Life Event Now Virtual due to COVID-19

November 18, 2020

On Sunday evening, December 6th at 7pm, All are invited to virtually attend the 26th annual Lights of Life at Erie Shores HealthCare.

 

During the month of November, ESHC Spiritual Care Committee and volunteers gather donations in memory and in honor of loved ones who have passed here at ESHC.

 

Those dedications are collected and the names read at the event followed by a tree lighting display, during which the community traditionally gathered for an evening of song and remembrance. Because of COVID-19 the event now will be streamed on the Hospitals YouTube channel and FaceBook Page.

 

As always, the centerpiece of the display will be the Celebration Tree – in 2019 due to a generous donation and installation of over 8500 high efficiency LED lights – from Essex Powerlines Corporation. Now in 2020, part of the hospital’s long term partnership, Essex Powerlines will be donating an additional 3,500 LED ligh

ts to decorate additional trees in front of ESHC facing Talbot street.

Donations for the event have been collected from the Shoppers Drug Mart location in the Leamington Area with funds raised going to help families in need through the Spiritual Care Committee at Erie Shores HealthCare.

 

The evening will feature local music, remarks from Leamington Mayor Hilda MacDonald, CEO of ESHC Kristin Kennedy, Chief of Staff of ESHC Dr. Ross Moncur and ESHC Board Chair Jeff Lewis.

Thanks to community partners Anna’s Flowers in Kingsville and SpeedPrint Signs in Leamington for providing holiday décor for the event and within the hospital.

 

The ceremony will be streamed at www.facebook.com/ESHCares.