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Santa’s breakfast a real treat

The annual tradition benefits the Salvation Army
Eli and Wesley tell Santa what they want for Christmas during the 20th Annual Santa’s Breakfast at the Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge in Smithers on Sunday. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Santa is coming to town and he’ll be hungry.

Santa’s Breakfast at the Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge in Smithers returns for its 22nd year on December 3 from 9 a.m - 11:30 a.m.

The annual tradition benefits those less fortunate and helps fill the shelves at the Salvation Army food bank.

“We [Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge] have continued to support this community event to help raise much-needed funds and canned goods for local families in need in our communities,” said Daniela Bork, Santa’s Breakfast Committee member.

“Thanks to the generosity of the community, The Salvation Army can provide meals for many families in need well into the new year. This event is 100 per cent run by a committee of dedicated volunteers and relies on sponsorship from local vendors and sponsors to be successful. By supporting this event, you are directly supporting local communities and families.”

A donation of non-perishable items for the food banks gets you one buffet breakfast with musical entertainment by local performers. All proceeds and donations go directly to the Salvation Army.

There will also be horse-drawn wagon rides by B & T Wagon and Sleigh Rides (by donation), pictures with Santa by Camus Photography, performances by the Bulkley Valley Youth Fiddlers, Sweet Harmony Choir and more.

“It is incredible how all these different services come together at one time, and everything goes to Salvation Army. It’s a huge blessing for us,” said Bulkley Valley Salvation Army community ministries director Lara Niessen.

Children can also drop off letters for Santa and there will be a colouring contest.

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Marisca Bakker

About the Author: Marisca Bakker

Marisca was born and raised in Ontario and moved to Smithers almost ten years ago on a one-year contract.
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