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Jeneece Place gets decked out for the holidays

Local couple steps up to spread holiday cheer in View Royal for the 11th Christmas in a row
Children’s Health Foundation donors and volunteers Tracey and Adrian D’Silva. (Courtesy of the Children’s Health Foundation)

Every year since it opened, a volunteer couple has decorated Jeneece Place for the holidays, lifting spirits along the way.

Tracey and Adrian D’Silva have once again shown up for the children, like they do every year, with decorations and hundreds of lights.

Jeneece Place is a home in View Royal where children who come to the city for medical treatment can stay with their families.

The home is located on the grounds of Victoria General Hospital.

Jeneece Place often has guests during the holidays, which is why the D’Silvas show up yearly to deck the halls.

Their kindness and generosity have sparked something in others, with local companies reaching out to lend a helping hand.

This year, BC Hydro stopped by with a bucket truck to help hang lights on the tallest part of the house.

“We know the holiday season can be especially difficult for Jeneece Place families and what Tracey and Adrian continue to do each and every year for those families is extraordinary,” Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island CEO Veronica Carroll said in a statement. “Their generosity and dedication lift the spirits of Jeneece Place families and brighten the holidays with light and optimism.”

It takes around 11,000 lights to cover the house and garden.

The Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, which operates Jeneece Place, estimates that it takes about 24 hours over the span of three to four days to put up all the lights.

READ MORE: Jeneece Place celebrates 10 years of offering Island families a ‘safe landing place’


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Holiday lights at Jeneece Place bring happiness to children who are struggling with illness. (Courtesy of the Children’s Health Foundation)