Tis the Season - Breakfast with Santa 2017!

Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped by the Dakota Community Centre for this year’s Annual Breakfast with Santa event this past Saturday, December 9 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. It was family fun for everyone as a decorated Jonathan Toews Sportsplex gymnasium came to life for the festive event.

Decorated tables, chairs, and a constructed stage filled the gym along with Christmas lights and décor.

More than 300 parents, children, family members, and volunteers came out to enjoy the event.

“It was great seeing grandparents, parents, and kids smiling, laughing, and enjoying each other’s company,” says Event Coordinator Colleen Mahon. “People really seemed to be enjoying themselves.”

Attendees enjoyed a scrumptious pancake breakfast, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and live entertainment from The Dave & Louis Show, an energetic and humorous transvilitquist.

Activity stations were set-up allowing kids to make reindeer chow, and decorate Christmas cookies. To top off the event all children left with a Christmas gift in hand.

Volunteers from RBC and Entegra Credit union staff, Dakota CC board members, Dakota CC staff, and local elected representatives lent a hand cooking breakfast, serving food/beverages, cleaning up, and performing other duties.

Melissa Larter, Volunteer Coordinator, was thankful for the additional help. “We’re very grateful they were willing to donate their time over the weekend. They were a huge reason why the event was made possible.”

Gold, silver, and bronze sponsors, businesses and local politicians, donated money and food. Gold sponsors included Elite Communications, Pinnacle, Dakota Ringette, and many more contributed at other levels.

“Breakfast with Santa is very much a community and family event,” says Michele Augert, Dakota CC’s CEO. “Grandparents, parents, and their kids enjoy the festivities. And without the support of our generous sponsors and our members the event wouldn’t be possible.”

Planning for the 2018 Breakfast with Santa will begin next fall. Please contact Colleen Mahon at colleen@dakotacc.com or Melissa Larter at melissal@dakotacc.com if you are interested in being a sponsor or would consider volunteering for this much loved event.

Dakota CC extends a big thank you to the following Breakfast with Santa 2017 sponsors. Happy holidays everyone!








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