A Special Christmas Celebration
Dec 10th was a “feel good”, magical kind of day.
The celebration was Outreach Christmas!
The day began with
a delicious hot breakfast
served by a multitude of enthusiastic volunteers,
a rousing hockey tournament,
door prizes which continued throughout the day,
a chocolate guessing game,
free clothing and comfort kits,
access to a nurse practitioner for medical care
and when Santa made his appearance
people were excited
to line up for a chance to sit on Santa’s knee,
receive a present and get their photo taken.
The enticing turkey lunch
was served by volunteers and dignitaries.
A popular bingo game and
entertainment followed after lunch.
Over 41volunteers, 6 staff and 5 dignitaries
assisted in providing
a special Christmas celebration for over 159 people.
For a few hours
people who are dealing with issues
of poverty and homelessness
were able to enjoy the warmth and hospitality
of a caring community of people….
A Seasonal Experience
Burnaby City Councillor Paul McDonell
Burnaby Teacher’s Federation
Cariboo Hill Secondary School- Youth Action Committee
Chad Turpin- Department of City Manager Burnaby
Homeless Outreach Program Staff of Progressive Housing Society
Leonard the Entertainer
Members of the Burnaby
Task Force On Homelessness
MLA Kathy Corrigan
MLA Raj Chouhan
Mountain Equipment Co-op
Nurse Practitioner from the Primary Care Clinic- Fraser Health
Southside Community Church
St Thomas Moore Collegiate