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Recovery Awareness Tree

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Our team here at Rick’s Heart Foundation, is excited to be participating in Tsawwassen Springs 2023 Festival of Lights to raise funds for the Delta Hospital + Community Health Organization. This year our tree is dedicated to Recovery Awareness as our Country is currently in a overdose crisis. A special Thank You to our Volunteer Ellie, for designing and setting up this impactful tree.  The writings on the tree are from local individuals in the midst of their recovery journey. The only solution to this crisis is compassion, empathy, connection and kindness. This holiday season please approach others with a kind heart as everyone has their own burdens they are carrying. Recovery is possible, especially if Community surrounds those struggling and lifts them up.

#onemorestep    #recoveryispossible     #loveoneanother

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase.
Just take the first step.”
~ Martin Luther King

– Addiction means loneliness

– Addiction means physical and emotional pain

– Addiction is isolating

– Addiction creates feelings of rejection

– Addiction can be violent and scary

– Recovery brings connection

– Recovery means hope

– Recovery reunites families

– Recovery brings opportunities

– Recovery brings purposes and reignites passions

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do you Need help now or know someone who does?
  • BC Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service: Call 604-660-9382 in the Lower Mainland or 1-800-663-1441 toll-free anywhere in B.C. Available 24 hours a day.
  • BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information: For help and support via email at
  • Crisis Centre Online Chat: Get support, information and resources for adults in B.C. and Yukon. Online chat is available from noon to 1am Pacific Time.
  • Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre: Call: 1-800-665-1822 toll-free from anywhere in B.C., or 604-875-2084 in the Lower Mainland, for peer support, assistance in navigating the mental health system and accessing resources, and information and education about mental health and substance use challenges. Available Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 5pm Pacific Time.
  • BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services: Provides a range of specialized mental health and substance use services for adults across the province.
  • Better App: Free addiction recovery and overdose prevention app that connects people seeking recovery to their community.

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2023 Festival of Tree’s Information


Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation (DHCH Foundation) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to fund and promote outstanding healthcare at the Delta Hospital Campus of Care and in the community of Delta. Since 1988, DHCH Foundation has raised over $73 million for state-of-the-art equipment, capital projects, building improvements, and ongoing education for staff. Website.

Tsawwassen Springs provides vacation-style recreation and services all year round. Located in the center of the par 70 all-season golf course with its 32,000-square-foot amenities, you’ll find everything right outside your door-from yoga classes and Pilates, physiotherapy, fitness centre to Pat Quinn’s Restaurant & Bar, as well as a neighbourhood store and Nat’s Coffee House with a drive-through. Website.