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Christmas Lunch for members and friends Dec. 11, 2016

Christmas Lunch for members and friends Dec. 11, 20161-IMG_027

December 11th the Croatian Canadian Cultural Centre hosted their annual Christmas Lunch for all of its members, friends and family, volunteers and friends of the community. We had a great turn out this year and were proud to welcome some honorary guests such as Jason Kenney, Gordon Shrake, Brian Lee, and Mary Valentich.

Throughout the day our guests enjoyed a wonderful meal prepared by the staff of the Croatian Centre, conversed and mingled with old friends and family, and shared a few drinks amongst one another. Santa Claus even surprised the children by showing up and handing out presents to all of the children attending the event. They were all so excited to see Santa and sit on his lap to tell him what they wanted for Christmas. The Croatian Centre would not be here without all of its many volunteers and supporters, so this event is very important because we honor those who have been there to help and support the centre throughout the years. Our volunteers were welcomed up to the stage and received a thank you gift on behalf of the centre for all of their hard work this year, and the years past. Over all it was a fun spirited and merry time had by all. Christmas is a time of giving, being amongst friends and family and being thankful for all that we have; that is why this event is so special to our centre and its guests as we get to experience this first hand every year together. We are thrilled so many were able to come out and celebrate the Christmas season on Sunday and cannot wait to do it again next year. Merry Christmas everyone, and happy New Year to you and your families.

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