Published December 20, 2016 20:11
On Thursday, December 8th kids and families at Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs Lake Country were transported to the North Pole for an evening. A Night at the North Pole brought 100 people together for a night of music, crafts, food, and surprises.
Lake Country staff cooked a delicious soup dinner for attendees. They also set up three creative craft stations and a gingerbread house station. Kids enjoyed working on these fun projects with their parents. Crafts included snow ornaments, hot chocolate reindeers, and wreaths.
A colouring contest was held earlier in the day and the winners were announced at the event. Three kids won gingerbread house kits and one kid took home the grand prize of a family of four pass to H2O. The H2O prize will give the winning family the opportunity to take part in a variety of fun physical activities together.
The evening culminated with a surprise visit from Santa Claus. Kids (literally) jumped at the chance to tell Santa their Christmas wishes and he generously listened to everyone. Santa also gave kids one final treat for the evening: classic Christmas candy canes!
Staff at the Lake Country Club are grateful to everyone who came out to the event. “It was so nice to visit with the families we help every day,” said one staff member. The staff wish everyone a happy holiday!