View Royal’s Jeneece Place lights up for the holidays

New home away from home celebrates first Christmas at Victoria General Hospital with lights

  • Dec. 21, 2012 6:00 p.m.

Jeneece Edroff

Families staying at Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island’s Jeneece Place are enjoying the lights and sights of the holidays at the home away from home for families travelling to Victoria for their child’s medical care.

Jeneece Edroff and Adrian d’Silva, who donated and installed more than 5,000 Christmas lights, flipped the switch earlier this month, while a few youngsters turned on the 12-foot Christmas tree.

“Christmas is a particularly hard time to be away from home, especially when being away is related to a child’s health challenges,” said Ron Hewitt, president and CEO of Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. “We wanted to make the house festive for the families who will be staying at Jeneece Place this time of year.”

Jeneece Place opened in January 2012 on the grounds of the Victoria General Hospital.



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