Events

Kickoff – Thursday, November 14, 2019 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 14, 2019. 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 Tim Hortons and across from Winners.

Save-On-Foods – November 14 – December 14
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 Sunday, December, 8th, 2019. 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 7th, 2019 against Surrey Eagles.  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. NOTE: Putting the stuffy in a plastic bag will keep it from getting wet or dirty.

Coins for Kids: The News Bulletin has been collecting coins for Kids for many years. There is a collection jar at the front desk where people can through spare change. This fund has provide has collected $175,000 over the years for families that need a bit of help making Christmas morning a little more fun and exciting. Drop by and drop some change.

Registration – November 18 – December 6th, 2019
The registration process will start November working alone side Loaves and Fishes from November 18 through to November 30, 2019. This will be followed by the independent registration at University Village Centre on Bruce and Fifth St. from December 2rd to December 8th, 2018. Saturday November 8th will be from 10 till 2PM only.

Distribution – Monday, December 16 and Tuesday December 17, 2019
Distribution The toys will be distributed to the recipients on December 16 and 17, 2019. The distribution takes place at 6421 Applecross Road. This is located behind Ricky’s Grill of the north end of Departure Bay Road.