Tree of Hope 2020
Tree of Hope
For the past 23 years, the Tree of Hope, a focal point in the Landmark District, has been a bright symbol of inspiration and hope to our community however Kelowna residents are likely unaware of the trees unique story.
It all started with a 160-foot construction crane standing idle next to the completed shell of the Landmark 2 Tower. The idea struck when Al Stober realized that his company could not use the crane until after the Christmas season. “What if we could dangle a giant Christmas tree from the lifting hook of the crane?”, Al wondered.
Inspired, Al drew a little sketch on a napkin at a local restaurant. He showed the drawing to his sons and before they left the restaurant a plan was in place.
By early December, the tree was finished, casting its glorious radiance across the city - a glowing reminder of the spirit of the Christmas season. And so was born the tradition of the Tree of Hope at the Landmark District.