Christmas Is A “Claus” For Celebration!

Elders' Party 2015This year the Circle Project hosted its16th Annual Elder’s Christmas Party in celebration of our community Elders. Our MC (aka Santa’s little helper) kicked off the event with all his Christmas cheer by introducing the drum group for the opening honour and prayer song. The Christmas party guests enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner with all the fixings. While enjoying their tea and dessert, joy and laughter was felt throughout, as old friends caught up, and new friends were introduced. Our musical guests, Brian Sklar and the Tex Pistols entertained the crowd with some good old time music! There was a lot of toe tapping, singing along to old tunes and even some jigging from the crowd. A free photo booth, complete with Christmas props, was there for everyone’s fun and enjoyment.  Elders enjoyed donning reindeer ears and Santa hats to have their photo taken with friends. Thanks to a little help from a special volunteer photos were printed on site allowing for participants to take home with them a special memento of the evening.  Towards the end of the night, each Elder received a present! A Christmas goody bag filled with some traditional Christmas treats like shortbread and Christmas cake for them to enjoy, or maybe even share! Circle Project’s version of the “twelve days of Christmas” was twelve gift giveaways done twice throughout the evening. Elders that were lucky to have their name drawn received a festive gift! The Circle Project staff and Council also gathered together to croon, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” to the Elders. All in attendance joined hands for a roundance to end the night. And so it was…“a Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.”

Our friends at K+S Potash Canada assisted us in providing a special evening to celebrate and honor our elders this holiday season. With their sponsorship we were able to provide an extra special evening. Circle Project would like to take this opportunity to thank K+S Potash Canada for their generous contribution this holiday season!

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