The High River District Health Care Foundation's Points of Light is back for another Christmas season.

Fund development coordinator Cathy Couey says it's changed a lot from its beginnings.

"This is our 30th year and that campaign started with a plywood cutout, painted green Christmas tree and literally when someone came in to light a bulb in memory or in honour of someone they would walk out and they would screw in one of the light bulbs."

"Now it's grown to four very large pine trees that get lit throughout the Christmas season and all of those lights or lit either in memory or in honour of thanks of someone, so it's a great program. I think at this time of year we always pause to either remember someone, stop and thank someone, whether that be a neighbour that helps out, a teacher, whoever that may be," says Couey.


Donors can purchase a light with the money going to the hospital's palliative and spiritual care program at the High River Hospital.

Lights can be purchased individually for $25, three for $60 or six for $100 by going to, calling 403-652-0129, or by visiting the foundation office.

lightsFortis employees string lights on the trees outside the High River Hospital

The foundation's also launched its online 50-50 raffle.

Last year's winners, from Nanton won over $7,000.

Tickets are available online, one for $10, four for $20, twenty for $50 or 100 for $100 through