Community

Toy drive reflects holiday spirit

From left,Bobby Ghirra, Neeta Ghirra, Lawrie Portigal, Wayne Duzita, Elizabeth Specht, Lois Hourston and Michael Ghirra join event manager Sue Halabi (front) Saturday for the grand toy count in the 6th annual Victor Ghirra Toy Drive at the Riverside Palace in Richmond. - Don Fennell photo
From left,Bobby Ghirra, Neeta Ghirra, Lawrie Portigal, Wayne Duzita, Elizabeth Specht, Lois Hourston and Michael Ghirra join event manager Sue Halabi (front) Saturday for the grand toy count in the 6th annual Victor Ghirra Toy Drive at the Riverside Palace in Richmond.
— image credit: Don Fennell photo

Victor Ghirra would be proud.

The sixth annual toy drive in his memory wrapped up Saturday at Richmond, where organizers gathered for a grand toy count at the Riverside Palace.

New, unwrapped toys will be donated to the Children's Hospital, Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, Richmond Christmas Fund and South Community Fraser Services.

Over the last five years, more than 9,000 toys have been collected and distributed.

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Windows of Hope returns
 
AROUND TOWN: Cars on show
 
Vince Ready agrees to return to IKEA dispute
Reader photo: Cloverdale lilacs bloom in mid-October
 
Surrey Museum, Archives open on Remembrance Day
 
Volunteer fair for youth in Surrey
Tulips for Tomorrow campaign gets underway
 
Sasquatch Lions donate $33,750 to community
 
Monday Night Magic returns to Mission

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.