By James Rose

Special to The Pioneer

Copper Point Golf Club is getting ready for the 13th Annual Feed the Town Event on Sunday, December 4th from noon till 7 p.m. at the Copper Point Clubhouse in support of the Columbia Valley Food Bank.

Feed the Town is a community initiative by Copper Point and partners (Gordon Food Service, Sysco, and Kootenay Paving-Skandia Concrete) that provides a free Christmas feast to the Columbia Valley.

Everyone is invited to this traditional dinner, and we ask for those attending to try and donate at least one non-perishable food item or cash with both being gladly accepted, said Copper Points president and general manager Brian Schaal. To have our partners get behind us for the event as well is also a testament to the support for giving back to the community.

For last years event, over 1,200 people attended and over $1,800 and four truckloads of food were delivered to the Columbia Valley Food Bank.

We are anticipating comparable numbers to last year, and will be well prepared to feed everyone who comes, said Mr. Schaal.

The idea for the event came about when, years ago, Copper Points then-president and myself were going through the many donation requests that had been sent to us. Finally, the president said on a lark, Well, why dont we just feed the town? And then the light bulb went off in our heads, chuckled Mr. Schaal.

The feast will feature a traditional Christmas buffet that will include turkey and all of the fixings including soup, salad, potatoes, roasted vegetables, and pumpkin pie for dessert. Like last year, the man who prefers to dress in a red suit and fly around in a sleigh on Christmas Eve night will be in attendance for photographs.

For Copper Point to support a community initiative dealing with health and wellness, it is a no brainer for us, said Mr. Schaal. For more information, visit the Copper Point Golf Club website at