Who Wants to Have Lunch with Santa?


By now, we’ve realized that our students and staff have a heart of gold – they put in so much time and effort to giving back to the community. And this event was no exception.

Lunch with Santa

On November 23rd, Sprott Shaw’s Penticton campus hosted the 20th annual Lunch with Santa event at the Penticton Seniors’ Drop-In Centre Society. Every year, proceeds from the event go towards a worthy cause, and this year, proceeds were donated to the Starfish Pack Penticton.

During the charity-based family event, guests take part in an array of activities and have lunch with Santa, of course! Some of the fun activities include face painting, colouring, crafts, pictures with Santa!

Everyone who attends has the opportunity to draw for one of the amazing gift baskets with their entry ticket. We raised more money for the Starfish Pack by selling additional raffle tickets.

The Starfish Pack Penticton

This year, all proceeds from the event went to the Penticton Starfish Pack. The program provides food to local, food-insecure elementary school students in the Lower Mainland and all across BC, as well as Whatcom County in the United States.

Each Thursday, volunteers pack two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners, and healthy snacks into each backpack for the weekend. In partnership with the Penticton Rotary Club and Save-On-Foods, they currently provide 46 backpacks full of nutritious food each week to 5 schools in Penticton.

This year, we had over 50 Sprott Shaw staff and student volunteers and sold 262 tickets! Our event raised $3,293 – over $1,000 more than last year! A big thank you goes out to everyone who volunteered, donated, and stopped by to have lunch with Santa!

And don’t worry, if you missed it this year, there’s always next year!

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