The 17th annual Yuletide Dinner will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ramada Inn Convention Centre.
Hosted by the Child Development Centre and the Ramada Inn with help from community donations the dinner is provided free to those families and individuals who are experiencing difficult times financially and might otherwise not experience a true holiday meal, says event organizer Vanessa Riplinger.
In 2013, the Yuletide Dinner fed more than 475 people and a bigger crowd is expected this year.
“It is with help from our magnificent community opening their generous hearts during this trying time of year that we are able to make it possible,” Riplinger says.
Donations of $11 for an individual plate or $44 for a family of four are being accepted by the Child Development Centre to cover the cost of the food and can be dropped off or sent to the CDC at 690 Second Avenue.
Cheques should be made payable to the CDC. Tax receipts are available.
For more information call the CDC at 250-392-4481.