Because of our partnership with the Tegler Trust, DynaLife, the West End Seniors Activity Centre, ICAN (The Chinese Centre), and Drive Happiness, we were able to deliver 125 turkey dinners on Boxing Day. Each bag contained a turkey meal with all the trimmings, a stuffy to hug, a holiday card, extra soup, a resource guide and a lot of love.
The Tegler Trust Board of Directors was exceptionally Generous in allow us to do things differently this year. It took a lot of extra people and help to get a nice turkey dinner into the hands of seniors, many of whom were alone during the holiday.
Our YEG Seniors Alliance Partners helped with food and additional goodies in the bag. We had donations from ICAN, who provided lovely new stuffies, and Drive Happiness Drivers came through for us in a big way.
Thank you to everyone who made this possible, and to Bob Donaldson, our entertainer, who took requests.