Riverside Secondary hosted their annual children’s Christmas party for staff to bring their children to the school and have them take part in enjoyable Christmas themed crafts and activities.

The event took place in the library after school on December 10th, 2019. “There’s some crafts, there’s cookie decorating, colouring and a few other things,” said Mr. Hyde, Riverside’s Vice–Principal.

“It’s really something nice for the staff to be able to bring their kids in,” said Hyde.

This event continues on the tradition of Riverside students giving back to the community as the co op students at Riverside Secondary organized the event, according to Hyde.

During the party, “Santa” shows up and then there are opportunities for the children to take pictures and gifts handed out.

For setup, the Christmas activities take place in the library every year and volunteers monitor each of the stations. Ms. Johal and the counsellors organize the party together and this year, Ms. Jackson helped out in organizing, the co-op students who also volunteered for the event.

Gifts are bought prior to the party by parents of the children and are placed under the tree located in the library and when it is time, “Santa” gives each child their present.

Mr. Bruneau joined in on all the festivities and dressed up as Santa, as well as Mr. Giles and Mr.  Hyde who dressed up as his elves.

Approximately 15 kids showed up to enjoy the joyful Christmas party!