Santa visits Vavenby during Christmas potluck

Frosty the Snowman greeted people as they entered Vavenby Community Hall on Saturday evening, Dec. 10

Christina Fillion tells Santa and Mrs. Claus what she wants for Christmas during a community potluck dinner held at Vavenby Hall on Dec. 10.

Frosty the Snowman greeted people as they entered Vavenby Community Hall on Saturday evening, Dec. Frosty10, to celebrate the Community Christmas potluck dinner.

A band from Clearwater, the Silvertones, played Christmas songs before and after supper.

The hall was beautifully decorated by organizer Barb Pennell and her seven volunteers. Pennell also made the table ornaments.

Pennell started the evening off with a speech. She thanked Vavenby Trails and Recreation Society for sponsoring the event, mentioned how glad she was to see everyone there, and welcomed all of the new families.

Then it was time to eat. The band got to go first. There was a large variety of food and desserts brought by the approximately 80 adults and children, enough for everyone to end up overstuffed, so no one needed to worry that there wouldn’t be enough for them.

After dinner Pennell presented each of her helpers with a thank you gift. Then, to the children’s delight, Santa and Mrs. Claus showed up from the North Pole. Nearly all of the children sat on Santa’s knee and a few adults stood by his side to tell him what they wanted for Christmas. They all received a goodie bag.

Most people, all with cheerful faces, had left the hall by 8 p.m.

Primary school puts on concert

On Tuesday, Dec. 13, the Vavenby Primary School put on their Christmas concert. There was a large audience of parents and grandparents.

The students performed three Christmas songs, the first being Frosty the Snowman. One of the children was Frosty. The next two songs were Rocking Around the Christmas Tree and Here Comes Santa Claus. The children sang with enthusiasm, movement, and smiles.

In between the songs the students came out in pairs to say what their favourite part of Christmas was. They spoke clearly and loud so everyone could hear.

This was teacher Bryan Cederholm’s first concert and he did a fantastic job of getting these young children ready.

School ended on Dec. 16 for the holidays so drive carefully.

Rink ready for skaters

With these very low temperatures the outside rink near Vavenby Community Hall has been flooded a few times and is ready to skate on.

When using it please shovel it off again. Those willing to volunteer their time with the rink should phone Kevin Sheffield at 250 – 676 – 0078.

Inset photos:

Top: Frosty sings his song as people enter Vavenby Community Hall for a Christmas potluck held Dec. 10.

Bottom: John Gerber (l) and Loretta Thomas choose from the dessert selections during a Christmas potluck at Vavenby Community Hall.

Both photos by Robyn Rexin

 

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

NDP calls snap election, Milobar running for re-election

B.C. Premier John Horgan announced on Monday that he will officially terminate… Continue reading

Citing stability, B.C. Premier calls snap election for Oct. 24

John Horgan meets with Lieutenant Governor to request vote

Williams Lake First Nation inks historic cannabis deal with B.C. government

The agreement paves the way for WLFN to sell cannabis to the government, and open stores across B.C.

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 20 to 26

Rabbit Day, Hobbit Day and One-Hit Wonder Day are all coming up this week

Interior Health reports three additional COVID-19 cases in region

The number of cases in the region since the beginning of the pandemic are now at 492

B.C. reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, one hospital outbreak

61 people in hospital as summer ends with election

‘Unprecedented’ coalition demands end to B.C. salmon farms

First Nations, commercial fishermen among group calling for action on Cohen recommendations

Earthquake off coast of Washington recorded at 4.1 magnitude

The quake was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometres

B.C.’s top doctor says she’s received abuse, death threats during COVID-19 response

Henry has become a national figure during her time leading B.C.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

BC Liberals must change gears from election cynicism, focus on the issues: UBC professors

COVID-19 response and recovery is likely to dominate platforms

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

B.C. could be without a new leader for multiple weeks after Election Day: officials

More than 20K mail-in voting packages were requested within a day of B.C. election being called

Vancouver Island sailor stranded in U.S. hospital after suffering massive stroke at sea

Oak Bay man was attempting to circumnavigate the world solo

Majority needed to pass COVID-19 budget, B.C. premier says

John Horgan pushes urgent care centres in first campaign stop

Most Read