Santa is a popular figure at the Smithers Lions Club Skate with Santa Friday evening at the New Arena. The annual event draws skaters paying admission with a donation of a non-perishable food item for the food bank.                                Chris Gareau photo

Santa is a popular figure at the Smithers Lions Club Skate with Santa Friday evening at the New Arena. The annual event draws skaters paying admission with a donation of a non-perishable food item for the food bank. Chris Gareau photo

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Smithers Lions Club Skate with Santa

By Chris Gareau

Smithers Lions Club Skate with Santa

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