Mission Leisure Centre staff

Christmas in July event supports food bank

Mission Parks, Recreation and Culture staff have partnered with St. Joseph’s Food Bank to help stock the shelves for the summer season.

  • Jul. 22, 2015 4:00 p.m.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Mission Leisure Centre.

On Thursday, July 23 from 6 to 8 p.m., Santa will be making an appearance at the  Centre’s Christmas in July” Pool event while on his annual vacation.

Mission Parks, Recreation and Culture staff have partnered with St. Joseph’s Food Bank to help stock the shelves for the summer season.

Three non-perishable food items will be collected in exchange for free admission to this summer’s special pool event.

“One-third of people in B.C. using the foodbanks are children,” saidLaura Lansink, executive director of Food Banks BC.

“Summer is a critical month for food bank donations as school lunch programs don’t exist and with people on holidays, giving isn’t always on the forefront of people’s mind.”

The Mission Leisure Centre pool will be decked in all its Christmas glory. Decorations, holiday treats, reindeer games, pictures with Santa and more! Donations will be collected throughout the day so there is no need to attend the event. And if you don’t have a food donation, regular admission rates apply.









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