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A Christmas  for Every Child

Teddy Bear Toss

The Nanaimo Clippers home game for the Teddy Bear toss will be:

Frank Crane Arena, Friday, December 9th, 2016

Clippers vs Wenatchee

The Great Nanaimo Toy Drive 34th Season, 2016

At the Franklyn Street Gym

The Toy drive kicks off their 34th season at Woodgrove Centre on November 15th, 2016. We will be providing gifts, books and games to over 1600 children this year. Once again we as Nanaimo to help bring a little happiness to children from newborn to age 16.

This year the Distribution has moved to the Franklyn Street Gym, located at 421 Franklyn Street.

The Toy Drive works with many organizations and businesses to make this happen but we depend on the generosity of the people in Nanaimo to make donations of new, unwrapped toys at one of the many drop off location in the city.



2016 Toy Drive Events

Save-On-Foods will be starting their campaign for collecting toys for The Great Nanaimo Toy drive in November. Be sure to watch for in store flyers and announcements on this page.


The Registration of families for the Toy Drive will be done in four stages this year.

1) We will be at all Loaves and Fishes sites for two Weeks.

2) At the Salvation Army head office for 1 day.

3) At the GNTD registration site for 1 week (Monday to Saturday)

4) Late registration at the distribution site, on the final afternoon.

See our Registration page and calendar for details.

2016 Kickoff at

Woodgrove Centre

by the food court.

November 15th, 2016

Pajama Night on Dec 4th.

Once again it will be Pajama Night at the Browns Social House.

When customers come for dinner on December 4th, and bring a pair of new pajamas, for a child new born to 16 years of age, they will get their dinner at half price.