Dear Editor

On behalf of the Christmas Bureau of the Columbia Valley Board, I would like to salute the anonymous valley citizens who contributed to the Christmas 2010 distribution of gifts and hampers.

They cheerfully assembled hampers, made financial donations, promoted the Christmas Bureau, crafted gifts, wrapped presents, computer-matched applicants with donors, trucked cartons of groceries and gifts around town, and carried heavy boxes of groceries to and from the Invermere Community Hall.

In the spirit of Christmas, innumerable generous people businesses, the media, sports teams, service clubs, schools, churches, employee and neighbourhood groups, crafters, families, and individuals pulled together to support 221 struggling families.

Thank you, all.

Sheila Bonny

The Christmas Bureau of the

Columbia Valley