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Happy Holidays!

Wow! November was busy, with our Annual Volunteer Fair, #GivingTuesdayCA, and preparing for the Sidekicks Mentoring Christmas Party it seemed like our office was go, go, go! As we move through December, much like you, we are looking forward to spending time with our families and friends.

This month, we are very excited about the International Volunteer Day (as well as the day Santa arrives). International Volunteer Day is a global celebration of volunteers and is internationally observed on December 5th thanks to a designation by the United Nations that began in 1985. It is our chance to shine a light on the impact of volunteer efforts at local, national, and international levels. Continue reading this month's newsletter to learn more! 

International Volunteer Day
December 5, 2016 

International Volunteer Day is a chance for individual volunteers, communities, and organizations to promote and celebrate volunteer contributions.
We would like to say "Thank You" to all the wonderful volunteers that contribute to making St. Albert the great community that it is, and for all their contributions locally, nationally, and internationally. 
Sidekicks Christmas Party 

On Sunday, December 4th Sidekicks hosted their Annual Christmas Party at the Next Christian Community Church. Our families enjoyed an afternoon of games, movies, and so much more. Lee Conrad graciously drew over 25 caricature family portraits and Brett and Donna catered an amazing meal for all. The day would not have been complete without a special visit from the guest of honour, Santa Claus! He brought gifts for every Sidekick! 

Sidekicks is still accepting hamper donations. Contact Cyndi for more information on how you can give to a Sidekick family. 

Mental Health First Aid

As mental health and mental wellness have been in the forefront of recent news, our staff  completed their Mental Health First Aid Training thanks to the Community and Social Development Department of the City of St. Albert. Read about the experience here

Chamber Lunch Spotlight 

On January 11, 2017 we will be the Community Spotlight for the St. Albert and District Chamber of Commerce Business @ Lunch. We are looking forward to seeing you in the New Year!  

Eager to learn how we will be involved in Canada's 150 Celebrations? Stay tuned for more information in our January 2017 newsletter! 
Upcoming Community Events

December 12:
Lunch & Learn: The Money Side of Business - Small & Medium Business 
December 15:
NABI's Christmas Potluck Party! All are Welcome to Attend!
December 18:  

Skate with Santa
December 19:
Lunch & Learn: Are You a Good Financial Role Model for Your Children?
Want to see your event listed here? Submit your event
What's Your News?

Would you like to share your story with us? If you're a non-profit organization, avid volunteer, or community builder, e-mail Chelsey 
with your narrative to see it featured in our e-newsletter. CIVC wants to hear about your successes, stories, and news!  
Sidekicks Having Fun 

On November 26, Sidekicks sent 28 kids to Our Lady Queen of Peace's Annual Children's Christmas Party. Families who meet financial need are able to experience a unique Christmas experience, free of charge. All children who attend are presented with an individualized Christmas present, a new winter hat and set of gloves, and a visit with Santa himself!    
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