Packed House for Bond’s Seniors Christmas Celebration
Seniors and special guests filled the Civic Centre for today’s event – photos 250News
Prince George, B.C. – Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond started the Seniors Christmas Celebration 9 years ago, and there were 75 in attendance, today, the event drew hundreds.
500 seniors were on hand for this afternoon’s event at the Prince George Civic Centre which featured lunch, music, sing alongs, and plenty of door prizes.
MLA Bond says she started the event as a way of saying thank you to the seniors in the community “I am deeply proud of this community and this event is deeply personal for me, it’s my way of saying thank you to seniors and to the community for everything they have done over the years.”
Bond says she is especially grateful today after being shocked to find her constituency office had been broken into over the weekend and some of the door prizes for today’s event stolen ” They took things like gift cards and some of the bigger gifts, it was heartbreaking because we had so much support from our sponsors and had spent the weekend wrapping gifts and making the gift baskets. But this community really came through for us, arriving with more gifts and support for today’s event, so I am especially thankful today.”
The goods news says Bond, is that computers in the office were not touched.
(At right, Santa gives Shirley Bond a hug )
The annual event used to be held at the Coast Inn of the North, but had to move to the Civic Centre so more people could be accommodated.
Below, left, door prizes stretch across the Civic Centre , while at right, Shirley Bond’s 4 year old grandson Cooper delivers a door prize to one of the attendees
Perhaps Shirley can ask Santa for some Nursing Home staff, as there seems to be a critical shortage of them right now in BC.
I can’t think of a better Christmas present for our seniors… Merry Christmas to one and all.
As usual Troll has to show up with a negative comment on every good news story!
What I will say is that Shirley is probably the HARDEST working MLA this region has ever seen, she is always a fierce advocate for her riding and her constituents and works tirelessly for all of us, including our seniors.
Tell me Galt…what have you ever done that wasn’t self serving? What have you ever done that wasn’t for the benefit of your bottom line and your bank account?
That’s right NADDA..ZIP…NOTHING.
Shirley has more class, compassion, ethics, and drive in her baby finger than you will ever even hope to have in your entire being!
This is a great news story. I love seeing people having a great time. So happy for all those who attended and were filled with Joy :)
Here’s to hoping they don’t vote for her just because they remember this one day of excitement where dear shirley provided such cheer. Let’s hope they are able to look at the facts and consider all aspects of the election come 2017. I am not saying NDP, I am not saying Liberal… I am just saying think deep.
I am not sure BH was being negative on the event. He was making a comment that would also help seniors.
I don’t think BH was being negative either. It’s nice to see something like this but have to remember taxes, user fees, groceries, insurance, utilities are going up. Pensions………not.
THANK YOU Shirley
Thank you Shirley for your commitment to your constituents, B.C. and especially our seniors.
LOCK HER UP! LOCK HER UP!
I think this really does come from her heart. I think those who would disparage this event need to have a good look at themselves. Just sayin’.
When people try to put down a good deed, what does that say about them?
It certainly doesn’t take away from the good that is being done, it just shows up people for what they really are.
So before you try to throw cold water on an event such as this, ask yourself what you have done for others who are deserving of a nice and happy time.
Try showing a little love and respect for others and what they are doing and if you can, see what you can do to help it out. That way you can have a part in a good deed too.
You’ll feel much better about yourself and others too.
Nice to see it go ahead even with the theft earlier in the week
Shirley Bond says “I am deeply proud of this community and this event is deeply personal for me, it’s my way of saying thank you to seniors and to the community for everything they have done over the years.”
If you have ever taken the time to talk to Shirley and to get to know her, even a little bit, you will very quickly see that her words and her commitment to our community are very real! Perhaps this is one of many reasons why she has been elected to the Legislature for 4 consecutive terms.
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