Hundreds of residents showed up for the Metchosin Fire Department’s Breakfast with Santa at the fire hall last year. The annual event includes pancakes, sausages and hot beverages, as well as crafts, cookie decoration and pictures with Santa in a fire truck. Donations for the Goldstream Food Bank are welcomed.(Kendra Wong/News staff)

Santa Claus is coming to the West Shore

Donations to food bank gratefully accepted during fire departments’ Santa Go Round

Rick Stiebel/News staff

The sounds of sirens on fire trucks will herald Santa’s arrival in your neighbourhood in the coming weeks. Although his schedule is filling up faster than his toy bag, Santa always makes time to climb up on a truck and hand out candy canes to kids and collect donations for the Goldstream Food Bank in most parts of the West Shore.

Both Highlands fire halls are involved in the Santa Go Round on Saturday, Dec. 8 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. “Santa covers every area, every street and every house in the Highlands,” said Highlands Deputy Fire Chief Gregg Fletcher.

View Royal Fire Rescue is expecting Saint Nick on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The department will also have a drop-off spot for food bank donations at Eagle Creek Quality Foods that day as well because Santa recognizes the need is great for many families at this time of the year.

Colwood Fire Rescue’s Santa Go Round takes place on Sunday, Dec. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We can’t make it up every single road, so head to the nearest main road when you hear the sirens in your neighbourhood,” suggested Joanne Topping, administrative assistant for Colwood Fire Rescue.

Langford Fire Rescue, like a lot of shoppers, is leaving the event until the last day this year. A truck with Santa will head out from all of Langford’s halls beginning at 5:30 p.m. to give out candy canes to those who have been good and not so nice on Sunday, Dec. 24 while accepting donations for the Goldstream Food Bank.

The Metchosin Fire Department is accepting donations to the Goldstream Food Bank during its annual Breakfast with Santa community event on Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire hall at 4440 Happy Valley Rd. Check out the Metchosin Fire Department’s Facebook page for more information.

rick.stiebel@goldstreamgazette.com


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