Richmond Review

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.

 

 

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