Posted by Chantelle Meriam on Nov 16, 2017
Roch Fortin, a Summerland Rotary Club member, shows one of the cultured Douglas fir trees which will be available beginning Nov. 24 at the Summerland Festival of Lights.

If you are looking for a real Douglas fir tree for Christmas this year, the Summerland Rotary Club has you covered.

This opportunity was presented to Rotary by the Dirty Laundry Vineyard. They had purchased land west of Dale Meadows, which was also part tree farm.

“There were hundreds of Douglas firs,” said Rotary member, Les Brough. “When they found these, Dirty Laundry’s first thoughts on what to do with the trees was offer them to the Rotary Club to sell as a fundraiser.”


Summerland’s Rotary Club has gratefully taken on the project. The work to cut and display these will begin shortly.

There are many options on how you can get your Summerland grown tree from the farm to your living room. They are being sold at $40 each, with the option of delivery for $10. For those who are part of a community group looking to buy 10 or more trees, there is also a special deal of $25 per tree.

The first chance to get one of these will be at Light Up on Nov. 24, stop in at the Maple Roch on Victoria Road North to order them. There you will find a number of the trees on display.

You will also be able to order online, or purchase a tree at the Summerland Secondary School Tennis Courts. The dates to pick up or purchase are Nov. 25, 3 to 5 p.m., Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All proceeds from this fundraiser will support the Rotary Club in a variety of projects, including those that are local and international.

This is the first occasion that Rotary has had to do this type of fundraiser, but with the support of the community, they hope to get the chance at another crop of trees for next year.

If you have any questions, contact Les Brough, who can be contacted at 250-490-8804.


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