VANCOUVER, Dec. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - How do children from other countries experience their first Christmas in Vancouver - one of the most diverse cities in Canada? 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: New Canadian children and their families celebrate their first Vancouver Christmas with cute animal friends, a jolly visit with Santa, life-size puppet and recording artist Ryan McAllister leading children in some holiday favourites.
WHEN: Saturday, December 7; 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.
Grandview Calvary Baptist Church (in the parking lot)
1803 1st Ave., Vancouver
- Children interacting with real animals and a life-size goat puppet and enjoying Christmas treats and hot chocolate
- Santa Claus handing out candy canes to excited new Canadian children
- Recording artist Ryan McAllister singing festive holiday songs with children and their families
- New Canadian children and their families learning about how Vancouver celebrates Christmas
The World Vision Gift Catalogue is throwing this 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.
New Canadian parents and children about their first Vancouver Christmas experiences Cristina Lima from World Vision Gifts.
SOURCE: World Vision Canada
For further information:
On-site coordinator: Amanda, 604-765-4602