Press release by Stacie Byrne
Volunteers are needed for the Community of Revelstoke (with the support of the Revelstoke Community Christmas
Dinner Committee) 24th Annual Revelstoke Community Christmas Dinner. A free Christmas day event, this dinner meant for anyone and everyone looking for fellowship on December 25th.
This time of year allows us to pause and take a moment to give back to our community. The Community Christmas Dinner is run entirely by volunteers and almost everything, including the food, is donated by the community. It’s at this time of year we reach out to the community to remind folks to sign up to volunteer and call in donations to make this event happen.
The Community Christmas Dinner feeds approximately 300 people, and it only happens thanks to volunteers. The dinner is a Revelstoke tradition that many have been a part of since the beginning in 1994.
“I remember the first ever Christmas Dinner. There were about 30 people. One man came with
his 7 children”, Ginger Shoji reminisced. “I couldn’t believe the impact we were already having.”
The Revelstoke Community Christmas Dinner is made up of a number of volunteers that have come and gone in the past 3 years since Ginger Shoji, who had previously been the lynch-pin in the whole operations, asked to pass on the tradition of organizing it to someone else. We are looking for a couple of new members to take on the task of coordination a couple of specific areas before the big day!
If you are interested in helping, please contact Stacie Byrne @ 250-200-0022