Kickoff – November 15, 2018 at Woodgrove
The official KICKOFF for The Great Nanaimo Toy Drive is sponsored and held at The Woodgrove Centre. the Kickoff will be at 11AM on Thursday November 15, 2018. Woodgrove has been a major sponsor for many years. Be sure to pick up a toy and drop it off in the giant toy box at located near to Tim Hortons and across from Winners.

Save-On-Foods – November 15 – December 15
This in store campaign for collecting toys for The Great Nanaimo Toy drive in November. Purchase a toy from the Save On Foods Christmas tree and get 500 points when you donate it to the Toy Drive. You can also drop off new unwrapped toys at the store that you may have purchase at other shopping locations.


Pajama Night
Brown’s Social House is hosting a pajama night on December  9th this year. They are offering a 50% discount on food costs if you donate a pair of pajamas for a child 0 – 16 years of age. This is a pair of pajamas or onesies per person getting the discount. Come on out and have a great meal and a great time.

Teddy Bear Toss
The Nanaimo Clippers home game for the Teddy Bear toss is at Frank Crane Arena, on Saturday, December 8th, 2018 against Powell River.  Bring a new stuffed animal and you can toss it onto the ice after the first Clippers goal. If you forget there may be some teddy bears available for purchase at the arena.

Registration – November 15 – December 7th, 2018
The registration process will start November working alone side Loaves and Fishes from November 18 through to November December 1, 2018. This will be followed by the independent registration at University Village Centre on Bruce and Fifth St. from December 3rd to December 7th, 2018.

Distribution – December 17 and 18, 2018
Distribution The toys will be distributed to the recipients on December 17 and 18, 2018. The distribution takes place at the former Wholesale Sports location at 4900 Wellington Rd, Nanaimo. This is located on the opposite corner from North Nanaimo Centre by Arrowsmith Bikes. Access is off Mostar.