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Santa and Elves visit children with disabilities in regina to wish them a very Merry Christmas

Santa and Elves visit children with disabilities in Regina to wish them a very Merry Christmas

SaskTel in conjunction with the SaskTel Pioneers, members of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Prairie Council, are pleased to be hosting the 26th annual Santa’s visit for children with disabilities today in Regina. 

This year 22 children from various schools from Regina will be invited to visit with Santa Claus face-to-face.

The event will be held at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Centre
1818 Victoria Avenue, on Thursday December 4th.
Visits with Santa are from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Boardroom on the 2nd floor
Christmas activities start in the Oak Room with the children and elves on the main floor at 8:30 a.m.

The Santa’s Face-to-Face event provides the children with a safe, non-threatening environment in which they can enjoy a personalized visit with Santa Claus and the undivided attention of a dedicated elf.  We focus entirely on the children’s well-being and enjoyment by providing a secure, accessible environment with individual attention for each child.

The children are greeted by their dedicated elf and begin their morning of Christmas activities.  While they await their visit with Santa, they will meet with Mrs. Claus, participate in face painting, ballooning, sing-a-longs, colouring, games, dancing, visiting with special guests, enjoying treats and presents.  Volunteers (SaskTel Employee’s and SaskTel Pioneer’s) act as elves, musicians, dancers, craft makers, and help out where needed.

This community event benefits and enriches all those who take the opportunity to become involved.

 

About the SaskTel Pioneers               

The Pioneers are our award-winning volunteer force. Over 4,000 strong, these current and former employees are part of North America’s largest industry-based volunteer organization. They’re also invaluable community ambassadors.

The Pioneers were formed more than 65 years ago to offer their time, talents, and skills to community work. Each year, they volunteer about 60,000 hours in 100 ongoing projects. They raise approximately $200,000 annually for Saskatchewan communities.   For more information about the SaskTel Pioneers (Chapter 59) visit their web site at www.sasktelpioneers.com.

For more information regarding the project,          
please contact: 
Hope McCheyne, Chief Elf                                                        
(306)777-3632                                                                             
hope.mccheyne@sasktelinternational.com                                            

For media inquiries, please contact:
Tara Tibeau, SaskTel External Communications
(306)777-4548    
tara.tibeau@sasktel.com