Misson Community Services Society doors were open Dec. 25 for Christmas joy and holiday spirit for newcomer refugee families, enjoying their first Christmas in Canada.
Gifts, foods, stories were part of the fun . . . thanks to donations from community partners and members, and those directly involved with MCSS.
The Night Before Christmas was read by John Laing and dramatically translated into Arabic, French and Swahili by others for the 50 cheerful participants.
RIVENDELL OPEN FOR CHRISTMAS
Christmas cheer was also shared at Rivendell on Dec. 25, where clients of the second stage facility, Haven in the Hollow and Extreme Weather program enjoyed a festive meal prepared by a Red Seal chef and the gift of Christmas joy.
The meals for the newcomer families were also cooked by the same chef.