Santa's Visit to Fanshawe
Big kids, little kids, kids with attitude, older families, younger families, volunteers and Santa's elves were all treated to a visit from Mr. Claus himself on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the Fanshawe College Children's Christmas Party.
The annual event, hosted by Organizational Development & Learning, a branch of Fanshawe's Human Resources department, was a huge success. 175 children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of College faculty and staff were in attendance at the party, which was designed around a "Santa's Workshop" theme. The children were treated to festive crafts, face painting, cookie decorating, and balloon animals. The highlight of the day, however, was a special appearance by Saint Nick, arm-in-arm with Mrs. Claus.
Ernie the Clown entertains Blaine Young's granddaughter
On behalf of the jolly old elf, Human Resources would like to thank everyone who was involved with the party - over 20 Fanshawe College and high school volunteers, Chartwells, Retail Services, Oasis, Fanshawe Student Union, Olive Oyle's, Facilities Management, Fitness 101, Athletics and our faithful photographer, John Sing. Kris Kringle also sends his thanks out to the President's office and Local 110 for their donations.
"It was an honour and a privilege for us in HR to be able to present the Children's Christmas Party on Dec. 5th," said Linda Ballantyne, Fanshawe's HR Director. "From the many happy faces, it was evident that this is one event that positively contributes to the lives of employees and their families. Happy Holidays to all of the Fanshawe Family!"
Santa and Mrs. Claus with their helpers
With just days to go until the last chocolate in the advent calendar disappears, the elves in Organizational Development & Learning hope the good little boys and girls who visited Fanshawe's version of the North Pole have a very Merry Christmas!