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Winnipeg City Hall Selects Annual Christmas Tree

October 28, 2016 11:48 AM | News

Christmas Decorations

Christmas decorations adorn a tree in Ottawa in a Dec.14, 2014 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG — City Hall has chosen its annual Christmas tree from a couple in North Kildonan.

Gail and Gerald Bordian will be donating their 40-foot Colorado spruce this year to light up the Main Street courtyard.

“We moved here in 1989 and the tree was about 10 feet tall at that time. My son would climb up on a ladder to decorate it with Christmas lights,” said Gail. “Over the years it’s grown too big so we decided to donate it to City Hall for their Christmas tree.”

City forester Martha Barwinsky says the tree has a beautiful, dark green colour and cylindrical form which make it a great choice to be the centerpiece this year.

Crews will cut the tree down on Sunday, October 30 between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. from 904 Louelda Street. It will be transported by flatbed to City Hall and positioned by crane.

Once there, it will be decorated with more than 9,000 multi-coloured LED lights.

The ceremonial lighting of the tree will take place on November 14 at 6 p.m.