True North Sports + Entertainment are hosting the 2017 Winnipeg Jets Toy Drive.
Bring your donations to Jets home games, @JetsGearStore locations & Wawanesa Insurance broker partners!
All gifts and proceeds will be given to the Christmas Cheer Board in time for the holiday season. The Christmas Cheer Board provides over 18,000 Christmas hampers to individuals and families annually. Families assisted include those receiving Employment Income Assistance (EIA) as well many low-income families and pensioners. Others served may include unemployed persons, and recent immigrants.
Hear All Year! One of Winnipeg's most-loved annual holiday traditions continues at the Burton Cummings Theatre on December 15.
Tickets for the JP Hoe Hoe Hoe Holiday show go on sale Friday, October 13 for $35 plus fees in advance and $20 for kids (13 and under). Available at Ticketmaster and at the Winnipeg Folk Festival office (203-211 Bannatyne Ave.)
Portion of the proceeds to the Christmas Cheer Board
The Manitoba Moose are hosting the annual Teddy Bear Toss presented by Red River Co-op, for the Christmas Cheer Board once again.
Stuffed toys thrown on the ice during the second intermission on Saturday, December 8 will be donated to the Christmas Cheer Board, helping to give kids a gift this holiday season.
Fans bringing a toy can register the item at one of the Teddy Bear Toss tables on the concourse. Those who don’t bring their own bears can still throw one on the ice by purchasing a teddy for $5 on game night.
Thanks for your support!
St. Vital Centre has teamed up with Christmas Cheer Board and NOW Country 104.7 fm for our annual Christmas Miracle toy drive, and we need you to help us make Christmas a little brighter for some special children.
Drop off a new, unwrapped toy in the Food Hall during Christmas Miracle, December 8 and 9 between 9am and 9pm.
Christmas Cheer Board is celebrating its 99th year this Christmas! The most needed toys are for boys and girls ages 10 - 13. That said, any toy is welcome!
Here are few ideas to get you started:
- Books or games from Chapters
- Toys or games from Kite and Kaboodle, Pylon, Walmart, London Drugs, or others
- Games from Calendar Club or video games from EB Games
- Fan gear from Jets Gear
- Gift cards from Silver City or Food Hall retailers
- A St. Vital Centre Giftcard
- Cash donation
Any donation, no matter how big or small, makes an impact. Thank you for helping us make a difference for kids this Christmas!
Please join us for Maxim's Annual Charity Pancake Breakfast in support of the Christmas Cheer Board.
Price - $10.00 per person which includes pancakes, sausages, coffee, tea, juice
There will be a raffle and a 50/50 draw, so bring your wallets.
In the spirit of the holiday season, we will also collecting non-perishable food items and toys for the Christmas Cheer Board.
We hope to see you on December 7th.
The Christmas Cheer Board's official kick-off is Tuesday, December 5 at our warehouse location.
We hope to have a great media presence for some fun and to provide information about this year's campaign.
Winnipeg Free Press subscribers will receive a Sobeys, Safeway, IGA grocery bag in their Free Press to fill with our most needed hamper items. We also welcome financial donations at any time.
The Santa Bus is driving the holiday spirit starting Friday, December 1 until Saturday, December 24. All cash fares and donations collected on the Santa Bus go directly to the Christmas Cheer Board.
Bus #142 features larger-than-life vinyl graphics of Santa and all of his reindeer. “The Santa Bus raised $9,624.80 in 2016 and we’re ho-ho-hoping to collect even more this year,” said Mr. Claus. For more information about the Christmas Cheer Board visit christmascheerboard.ca
It’s easy to find the Santa Bus with BUStxt, real-time transit information, anywhere, anytime! Just text 287898 on your mobile device, enter Bus 142, then press send. BUStxt will text you back in just a few seconds displaying which route the Santa Bus is on plus the time it will be arriving at its next stop.
BUStxt is just one of the many tools Winnipeg Transit offers to improve your transit experience. To learn more about BUStxt and all of our other great Transit Tools, visit winnipegtransit.com.
Starting Today until Dec 25th we are partnering up with the Winnipeg Christmas Cheer Board to help more families in need. With EVERY order placed through the shop no matter how big or small, we will be donating a non perishable food item to the Christmas Cheer Board, so by Christmas time we will hopefully have a huge bin of food to donate to those in need.
Happy Shopping! Every order counts!
Black Friday .......Cyber Monday, two major days for commerce, GivingTuesday is a national day dedicated to giving!
It’s a day when Canadian charities, businesses, and individuals come together for one simple purpose: to celebrate giving and give back. Join the movement! Let’s show our commitment to making our communities, country, and the world a better place.
There’s a Christmas tree in the atrium of the Free Press building on Mountain Avenue that’s looking a little unloved right now.
While the tree is decorated, there aren’t any presents beneath it — a reminder to everyone here about what Christmas is like for far too many families in our city.
And with that reminder, we are launching this year’s fundraising drive to create another miracle in aid of the Christmas Cheer Board.
Last year, our generous readers came through by donating more than $107,000 so the Christmas Cheer Board could deliver on the demands for its hampers to families throughout Winnipeg. As part of a pilot project with a few local schools, we were also able to help fill those hampers with donated toys that found their way to the floor beneath our tree.
To mark the start of our fourth annual Miracle on Mountain, we are going to expand that pilot project by inviting all schools to bring donations of unwrapped toys to a temporary resting spot beneath our tree. From there, we will ensure the elves from the Christmas Cheer Board get them into the proper hampers. But before those elves arrive, we will make sure we give coverage to each and every school whose students join with us in our seasonal climb up the mountain to deliver another miracle.
"Giving and sharing are very much part of what the youth of Manitoba are learning in the classroom," Free Press Editor Paul Samyn said. "We want to ensure the charitable lessons that students put into practice are recognized, so that more students will be encouraged to share the gift of Christmas. I fully expect a mountain of toys will soon be beneath the Free Press tree that can be then delivered to the Cheer Board."
As part of this new giving component of Miracle on Mountain, we are asking schools to contact us to arrange a time for their students to show up with their donations of unwrapped toys. By contacting us at MiracleOnMountain@winnipegfreepress.com, we can ensure our journalists are ready to record the students’ generosity for all our readers.
At the same time, we are again urging our readers to support this campaign by way of donations. Please make cheques out to the Miracle on Mountain. The mailing address for cheques is new this year, so please ensure they are sent to Miracle on Mountain, c/o 1355 Mountain Avenue, Winnipeg, Man., R2X 3B6.
To donate online, please go to christmascheerboard.ca.
"The Christmas Cheer Board has been making miracles happen since 1919. For us here at the Free Press on Mountain Avenue, we are proud of the coverage we have given to this worthy cause, and constantly in awe of how our readers always respond by donations of money and toys," Samyn said.
Royal MTC has partnered with the Christmas Cheer Board during the performance of.....
A Christmas Carol
Ebenezer Scrooge is anything but jolly at Christmas. Even his nephew and clerk get nothing but a “bah humbug”. But something shifts when the ghost of his business partner visits to save him from a bitter demise. Experience Scrooge's epic transformation in this beloved tale of compassion, hope and redemption.
DONATE TO THE CHRISTMAS CHEER BOARD
When attending A Christmas Carol, please consider bringing a donation to the theatre. We're looking for non-perishable food items and toys. Click here for a list of most-needed items.
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