Lights of Hope stories

Lights of Hope is about giving. It’s about people working together to help others. Thanks to donors, volunteers and members of the St. Paul’s Hospital family, Lights of Hope provides vital support to our hospital’s greatest needs.

There are a lot of people in our community and Lights of Hope has touched many of them. Here are a few stories of people who’ve been helped by the caregivers at St. Paul’s and use Lights of Hope to express their thanks and gratitude.

  • Construction of Lights of Hope at St. Paul’s signals approach of holiday tradition

    VANCOUVER, BC, November 5, 2014 – The countdown to an annual holiday tradition begins this Saturday, when more than 100 volunteers will come to St. Paul’s Hospital to build this year’s Lights of Hope display. Lights of Hope set-up Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014 Time: 7:00-11:00 a.m. Location: St. Paul’s Hospital, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, Read More...

  • Meeting our greatest needs: New equipment for St. Paul’s GI Clinic

    Patina Sibbald and patient monitor 2014

    Patient care at the Gastro-Intestinal (GI) Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital was potentially put on hold after two monitors that provide essential information about a patient’s condition broke down simultaneously. Staff at the GI Clinic had been having trouble with the 15- to 20-year-old monitors for a while, but the breakdown of the two monitors Read More...

  • Meeting our greatest needs: Why Kent DesRochers gives to Lights of Hope


    Kent DesRochers, a clinical nurse leader with the Mental Health Wellness Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital, has witnessed first-hand the pressures that departments like the Mental Health Program at St. Paul’s face to continue to provide exceptional patient care. That need is one of the reasons why DesRochers became a monthly donor to Lights of Read More...

  • Lights of Hope glow bright at BC Place

    VANCOUVER, BC, AUGUST 19, 2014 – It may only be August, but BC Place will be glowing with hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights as the testing site for the annual St. Paul’s Hospital Lights of Hope. The Lights of Hope – a spectacular display of holiday lights that illuminate the exterior of St. Paul’s Hospital – Read More...

  • Christmas comes early to new mother and father at St. Paul’s Maternity Centre

    Sacks Family-Maternity

    The Sacks family celebrated an early Christmas present this year with the successful birth of little Aili at St. Paul’s Maternity Centre. “I couldn’t have imagined it going any better,” said proud father, Rafe, who was relieved to know that his wife, Vici, and new baby daughter were safe and healthy at St. Paul’s after Read More...

  • Electrical workers from the US help with Lights of Hope set-up


    At this year’s Lights of Hope set-up on November 20, seven individuals drove from Oregon and Washington to lend a hand. Each year, the Lights of Hope attracts around 100 volunteers to St. Paul’s Hospital, including some people from out of town. “Community service is one of the core objectives of the EWMC,” says Electrical Read More...

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