Celebrate a fun-filled first Christmas with new Canadian Children

TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - How do children from other countries experience their first Christmas in Toronto, one of the most diverse cities in the world? A party in celebration of World Vision's Gift Catalogue where they will meet farm animals, and enjoy live music and food. The children will even get to meet Santa himself- this event truly brings Christmas to life for many new Canadians.

WHAT:          Refugee children and their families celebrate their first Christmas in Toronto with cute animal friends, Santa, and carolling with Juno-nominated recording artists Sky Terminal. Also at the event will be students from a local elementary school, joining with their new friends to celebrate the season.
WHEN: Monday, December 9, 2013; 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
WHERE:  Christie Refugee Welcome Centre
  43 Christie Street, Toronto
  In the parking lot behind the building (accessed by driveway beside the building)


  • Children interacting with farm animals while enjoying Christmas treats and hot chocolate
  • Santa Claus handing out candy canes to excited new Canadian children and students from a local elementary school
  • Recording artists Sky Terminal leading children and their families in festive holiday songs
  • New Canadian children and their families learning about how Toronto celebrates Christmas

The World Vision Gift Catalogue is throwing the celebration for new Canadians. This popular holiday catalogue allows Canadians to give charitable presents that provide a real difference around the world (like chickens and goats), and also has gifts that support local programs that help Canadian children and families.   More information at www.worldvision.ca/gifts

New Canadian parents and children about their first Canadian Christmas experiences
Molly Finlay from World Vision

SOURCE World Vision Canada

For further information:

Angel Cheng, 905-565-6200 ext. 3364, OnKei_Cheng@worldvision.ca
Genevieve Barber, (cell) 416-671-0086, Genevieve_Barber@worldvision.ca