Join us on Friday December 25 at Glad Tidings Church. 1800 Quadra Street @ Caledonia. Reservation required for Noon & 3 PM seatings. BBQ is open seating! 11am - 5:30pm

Monday, December 21, 2015

Calling all bakers!

      


Do you have baking for the Christmas Dinner?! Please email Caren at carenlarsson@yahoo.ca
to organize pick ups / drop offs and to update our goodie totals. 


Please cc xmasdins@telus.net :)


Thank you! 


Love Santa. 

Santa Update:

Guests ~ both our hot turkey feast sittings at noon and 3pm are full at this time. Please feel free to join us at our BBQ from 11am - 5:30pm where we serve delicious hot chocolate, coffee, treats and the best bratwurst in town.
No registration required!

Volunteers/ Mighty Elves  ~ we do have enough volunteers for The Big Day (25th). If you want to be on our contact list for next year please email us at xmasdins@telus.net. You will receive this year's emails but then they will trickle off after this weekend. We start again in September 2016.

Secret Santas ($40)  / Baking Superstars / Secret Santa Sock stuffers ~ we still need all of the above. Want to sponsor a Christmas Dinner family of 8? $175. What a wonderful gift to give. All cash donations receive a tax receipt.

Thank you to our Beloved Community; with only a few sleeps to go we are so excited about sharing our 25th  Christmas Spirit Community Dinner with you. 


Questions? Please email Christina @  xmasdins@telus.net. Xo

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Final Volunteer Meeting

Our final meeting is mandatory for all volunteers and team leaders. Please make every effort to attend as we have lots and lots of important info to share.

Date: Sunday, Dec 13 @ 2 pm - 4 pm

Location:  "Wingate Studio" at Baumann Centre For Pacific Opera Victoria
                  925 Balmoral Rd, Victoria, BC V8T 1A7

Parking is available on the street or at the pay lots in the map attached here

Double Your Money!








Twelve Days of Christmas
This year the Raymond James Victoria branch is very pleased to be supporting two vital local area charities, the Christmas Spirit Community Dinner and the Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island's Bear Essentials program. And this year we are thrilled that Raymond James Ltd. and the Raymond James Canada Foundation are teaming up to match the first $15,000 in donations!

Please give generously and double the impact of your gift!



Christmas Spirit Community Dinner

"Financial support allows us the freedom to purchase anything and everything we need to buy that is not donated. Those donated items and services can vary greatly each year; this year in particular we have had no produce or food supplier step up other than with smaller gift certificates, therefore the majority of funds raised this year will be purchasing food for our 700+ guests who would normally go without. We also ensure that we have extra gifts on hand for children who may show up at the BBQ (but Santa’s Mighty Elves we will be ready!) as well as everything from decorations to vehicle rentals to child’s crafts to stationary to all the extra baking we may need to purchase as well as making sure we have our 500 Secret Santa Socks stuffed with treats for all the adults. Thank you for making our 25th Annual Christmas Spirit Community Dinner a reality. We very literally could not do what we do without you. For that, we are forever grateful. Seven hundred children from 1-92 will have smiles from ear to ear because of you."

https://rjcfoundation.akaraisin.com/RJLVictoria




Monday, November 9, 2015

Calling all Mighty Elves!

Here is our meeting schedule.
If you haven't attended a meeting yet, there are only 3 more left and it is mandatory to attend at least one meeting.
Also, if you haven't registered yet, there are only a few more spaces left to volunteer ON the big day so please contact Christine W at secretsantacw12@yahoo.ca
We still have need for:


  • Secret Santas (contact secretsantacw12@yahoo.ca)
  • Secret Santa Socks contents 
  • Home baked treats (cookies / bars)
  • 3 cube vans for 2 days before Christmas until December 27th. (One until the 29th)
  • Decorations / white lights / greens for the decorating party on the 24th - (8am - noon)
  • Greenery plus for our centerpieces
  • Tea lights / candles (100)
  • Wrapping paper / tissue paper / festive / tape

  • SECRET SANTA SOCK STUFFERS!
  • 500 pairs of warm LONG socks (please no sports socks - we can't stuff them!) 
  • 500 chocolates (Roger's cream size)
  • 500 bandaid pkgs. (Medi care - small first aid kit)  
  • 500 small instant coffee pkgs  
  • 500 mandarin oranges 
  • 500 small toothpastes and brushes and small floss
  • 500 large Xmas tags and ribbon 
  • 500 elastics to close socks with 
  • 500 small note pads 
  • 500 small pens 
  • 250 sm. boxes tampons 
  • 500 black compact gloves
  • 500 fold-able THIN BUT WATERPROOF rain capes. They fold into small packs. 
  • 500 Mints / small pkgs / Fisherman's friends / lozenges
  • 1000 sandwich size Ziplock bags 
  • Other ideas for stocking stuffers? Let me know!
      Christina: xmasdins@telus.net 


     Next meetings:
  • Thursday, Nov 19 ~ 7:30 pm - 9pm
    McD's UPSTAIRS
  • Sunday, Nov 29 ~ 1:30PM - 3:30pm (ish)
    McD's UPSTAIRS
                                                                                                                  Mandatory Final Meeting
  • Sunday, Dec 13 ~ 1 PM - 3:30pm (ish) 
  • Location -TBA
Location:

* McDonald's (McD) - Cedar Hill Cross Rd @ Shelbourne **Upstairs **
 Limited parking. If spots are full more parking is available at Shelbourne Plaza.