*Please note that since I am a minor-my mother has to withdraw the money!* My name is Skylar Ferguson and I’m in grade 11 at Oak Park High School. In May 2017 Churchill, Manitoba experienced a catastrophic flood that wiped out its rail line in 19 places. The lack of rail line left the Churchill residents without ground transportation in and out of their remote northern community.
Supplies can only be received via air, which significantly raises the costs of food, supplies and other goods needed now and especially at Christmas. Add to the rising prices of goods are now concerns over lost jobs and higher gasoline prices all amounting to less money to spend at Christmas.
I want the children of Churchill, Manitoba to have a special Christmas and to know that Manitobans care about their situation. Christmas for Churchill is a toy, food and monetary drive. We need to fill Santa’s sleigh that is headed to Churchill. Let’s show how much Manitobans care!! I’m happy to be working in partnership with Oak Park's Social Justice Committe to make this a success!
We need donations of toys, food, and money
(for gift cards so families can purchase perishable foods such as fruits/vegetables). There are about 200 students that attend school, plus 70 preschool children. My wish is for all the children to receive gifts, but I will be working closely with the Churchill Christmas Cheer
to make sure the most needy children are provided for first.
Frontiers Northern has generously offered their charter planes for early deliveries. Gardewine.com has amazingly offered to transport donations to Thompson and have contacted Calm Air to carry to Churchill.Currently our corporate sponsors are:Motorland Enterprises, Deb Martens
—Author and ConsultantAcademy Lanes Bowling
Frontiers North AdventuresGardewineToy/Food drop-off dates secured so far:Oak Park High School
at 820 Charleswood Road:
Nov. 18th and Dec. 2nd from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm
Dec. 9th from 9:00 am until 4:30 pmVincent Massey Collegiate
975 Dowker Ave. (now until Dec. 8th)Last Chance Christmas Craft Sale
at Club Regent Casino Hotel: Dec. 10th from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm
(free admission with donation)Academy Lanes at all three locations
(business hours)Breezy Bend Country Club
7620 Roblin Blvd. Headingley (operating hours)Adesa Auto Auction
Highway 7 North
at 640 Leila (Hours Monday to Friday 9:30 until 7:00pm, Saturday 9:00 until 6:00, Sunday 11:00 until 5:00)Myrna Driedger Office
5120 B Roblin Blvd.University of Manitoba
- Science Lounge (Ames Building)Frootables
577 AcademyTravel Manitoba
21 Forks Market Road (Nov. 20th until Dec. 9th)Judy Wilson
70 Lindenwood Drive West (please call 9143489* prior to dropping off )* would not let me list 204Skybridge Americas
180 Main Street Monday to Friday 9am until 4pmYour support of this drive will be greatly appreciated, thank you!