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Sensitive Santa in Kelowna today

Kelowna Capital News Community Calendar of events features Sensitive Santa and more

Sensitive Santa is coming to Kelowna for the 3rd year in a row this weekend.

Autism Okanagan in partnership with Tracey and Quincy Vrecko are excited to bring Sensitive Santa back to the Okanagan for special Santa visits.

Sensitive Santa is a special program for families with children living on the autism spectrum. These Santa visits are set in a sensory friendly environment with low lights, no music and no crowds. Visits are by appointment only so families have a full five minutes with the big man himself.

The event is being held in Kelowna at Orchard Park Mall on Dec. 3 and 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. and at “Santa’s Studio” at 1379 Ellis Street on Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To register your family for this event visit www.SensitiveSantaKelowna.ca.

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Get into the spirit of giving with the Kelowna Regional Transit System.

BC Transit and its regional partners invite you to pop by the Real Canadian Superstore in Kelowna and West Kelowna on Dec. 3, to help Stuff the Bus with food and cash donations.

Look for the BC Transit bus at both locations from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday and help make someone’s season a little brighter.

Donations will go to the Kelowna and West Kelowna Food Banks.

For more information, service updates and alerts in Kelowna, please visit bctransit.com/Kelowna.

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KSS presents Christmas at St. Michaels Church on Sutherland on Dec. 17.

Featuring KSS Chamber Choir, KSS Vocal Jazz Ensemble, KSS Choral Alumni, it will be led by music director Sheila French with special guest Matt Hill, St. Michael’s Director of Music.

Show Times at 2 and 7 p.m. with admission by donation and proceeds to the KSS Music Department and Kelowna Food Bank.

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A seniors’ housing options information session is taking place Dec. 14 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Seniors Outreach & Resource Centre #115 – 2065 Benvoulin Court.

This free information session will cover the various housing options available to seniors, including Subsidized Housing, Supportive Living, Assisted Living, and Residential Care.

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The Westside Senior’s Activity Centre is hosting a Christmas dinner, family style Dec. 25 at their new venue at 3661 – Old Okanagan Hyw.

Doors open at 1 p.m. with music and socializing and dinner is at 2:30 p.m.

RSVP by Dec. 19 to Helen Graham @ 250 300 6434, Cheryl Marriott @ 250 808 4362 or Daryl Duhamel @ 250 448 6599.

To view all of our community calendar listings, please go to kelownacapnews.com/calendar where you can also add your listing.

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