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