Rosedale United Church and the Olive Branch Community Church of Markham were our main sponsors for the meal. Jennifer Wootton Regan did an outstanding job of coordinating the preparation and serving of the meal with a great group of volunteers from both churches. With the work taken care of, CRC’s tenants and team of volunteers were able to sit back and enjoy the meal.
When the doors opened, guests were entertained by members of the National Ballet Orchestra. Louise Moody, CRC’s Executive Director made a few opening remarks, and was followed by Rev. Doug Norris from Rosedale United Church who said grace before the meal.
A turkey dinner was then served, complete with mashed potatoes, gravy and veggies, and was followed by cake for dessert. Santa Claus even made a special appearance, greeting all our guests and handing out candy canes!
Druing the meal, the Regent Park School of Music treated everyone to some holiday tunes. Brian Reynolds from the Olive Branch Community Church closed the meal with a prayer, and as guests left, a special gift bag was handed out to everyone.
Thank you to everyone who came by for celebrating the holidays with us!
We would like to expend a special thanks to Compass Group Canada, Loblaws, and the Fairmont Royal York Hotel for making this Annual Christmas Dinner possible.
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