Cram the Cruiser Toy Drive brings Christmas cheer to all

Invermere Canadian Tire will be hosting a toy drive for the community

Invermere Canadian Tire is hosting its 2nd Annual Cram the Cruiser Toy Drive event with the support of the local RCMP and assistance from the Christmas Bureau. The goal is to help make a difference in the lives of young people this year by making sure they receive toys under the tree.

All donated items will be distributed by the Christmas Bureau of the Columbia Valley to families in need around the community in time for Christmas Day.

“It was just something good we could do around the holidays and we ran with it last year and we’re hoping to do it again this year,” said Invermere Canadian Tire owner Jaimie Cote.

The atmosphere promises to be festive with Christmas music accompanying the occasion. People are invited to purchase gifts from within the store to donate to the cruiser.

Children of all ages will be needing toys this year and gifts suitable for a variety of kids are requested to help make the holiday season special for everyone.

“There are kids aged 16 and 17 that are needing Christmas gifts. A lot of people think about the younger ones but older kids need to have Christmas as well,” said Ms. Cote.

So far, the campaign to bring smiles to deserving families has been a success and Ms. Cote is hopeful for an excellent turnout this year.

“The Christmas Bureau was so excited that we were going to be hosting it again; we have four volunteers from them this year and Sgt. Bob Vatamaniuck will be on hand for a few hours. We typically have an officer with the cruiser and it’s been really well received by the community,” said Ms. Cote.

The community is invited to come on down to the store and drop off an unwrapped toy on Saturday, December 2nd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information contact Jaimie Cote at 250-342-4433.

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