Lights for Life Event Notes

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On Wednesday evening December 7th at 6:30PM, all are invited to attend the 22nd annual Lights for Life ceremony at Prince County Hospital. Throughout the month of November, donations were accepted in honour and in memory of loved ones and those dedications were entered into a commemorative book that will be released at the event – free of charge.

“So far we’ve received an incredible 2128 gifts to Lights for Life this year. After so many years, it never ceases to amaze us how much the community loves this event and this hospital,” remarked Managing Director Heather Matheson.

Returning to the lighting display this year are the Grand Arch, the Snowflakes, the Toy Train, and the Nutcrackers, amongst many others.   As always, the centerpiece of the display will be the Celebration Tree which has been refitted for 2016.  The Credit Unions of Prince County are once again the presenting sponsors. Since 1995, Lights for Life has raised over $3 million to support new medical equipment.  Gifts to Lights for Life can still be made until December 31st by calling the Foundation office at (902) 432-2547, donating securely online at, or you can visit the Foundation office in the lobby at PCH.


Live carolling by the PCH Staff Choir will greet you as your enter the parking lot at PCH and at 6:30 pm Lights for Life begins.  Following a short ceremony to acknowledge sponsors and announce the grand total raised, the lighting will begin. This wonderful display will illuminate the sky as the lights and displays move to the music that has been thoughtfully choreographed.


The Atlantic Superstore in Summerside has donated cookies, hot chocolate, and candy canes for the crowd and Robins Donuts is providing coffee for the grown ups. Returning again will be Novus Auto Glass who will provide hot apple cider for this chilly night.


Guests are asked to park at the Atlantic Superstore and Walmart and walk to the hospital.  There will be a shuttle service available from the Superstore parking lot on a “load & go” basis.  This service (courtesy of Summerside Chrysler Dodge) will be available between 5:45 and 6:15 PM.  They will return guests after the ceremony.  There is no public parking on site other than staff, patients, event volunteers, and patient visitors.  The MacEwen Rd entrance will otherwise be closed to general traffic as directed by volunteers from the Summerside Lions Club and the Atlantic Police Academy Sheriff and Public Safety program students.


Starting at 6:00PM, 50 parking spaces will be provided for the elderly and people with disabilities in the public parking lot. Vehicles must display valid disability parking tag or have occupants who are clearly elderly.