Talkin’ turkey

Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce's Christmas turkey drive is set for Wednesday, December 5

The Chamber's third straight one-day Christmas turkey drive for the Salvation Army and Cranbrook Food Bank is taking place Wednesday

The Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce is getting set for its third straight one day turkey drive for the Salvation Army and Cranbrook Food Bank.

A great number of families in the Cranbrook area find the Christmas season especially tough. Jason Wheeldon, one of the organizers of the turkey drive, said the local need is 750 families, and the goal is to provide a festive Christmas dinner for all of them.

And so, on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. To 4:30 p.m., the Chamber will be seeking to collect at $20,000 in pledges, to provide turkey and trimmings for the Salvation Army and Food Bank’s hamper programs to help fill that need.

Wheeldon said some “celebrity pledge-raisers” will be stepping up to help out, to call Chamber members and to get out in the community to help achieve the goal. And watch for the six-foot turkey strutting the streets downtown, a striking visual reminder to call the Chamber office or drop by with your pledge.

The drive is also being held with an eye to those cold, less festive months after Christmas. “Everybody’s generous at Christmas,” Wheeldon said. “But Christmas tends to drain the resources (of the Salvation Army and Food Bank). There is still a great need after Christmas, in January and February.”

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, call the Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce office at 250-426-5914 to make your pledge.

Just Posted

Torch lit in Cranbrook to start countdown to BC 55+ Games

The Kimberley/Cranbrook 2018 55+ BC Games will take place Sept. 11-15

Josh Lockhart to run for Council

Although the municipal election is not until October 20, potential candidates are… Continue reading

30 degrees and warmer forecasted with heat wave in B.C.

The weather could stay well into next week, according to Environment Canada

Two Quilts of Valour for Cranbrook couple

Cindy Postnikoff of Military Ames and Quilts of Valour says it was… Continue reading

News recap: Kimberley

A quick recap of the top news stories this week.

Sweden beats South Korea 1-0

Sweden gets benefit of video review in World Cup

Blue Jay Roberto Osuna not expected to appear in court

The Blue Jays pitcher is charged with one count of assault by Toronto police

Global warming cooks up ‘a different world’ over 3 decades

Over 30 years the world’s annual temperature has warmed nearly 1 degree according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

Deep concerns arise over the child separation policy in the U.S.

Strong earthquake in Japan kills 3

The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck the area early Monday near Osaka

B.C. NHL prospect expected to make ‘full recovery’ after an incident in Calgary

Jordy Bellerive was injured in a reported house fire Saturday night

BC Lions defensive back Marcell Young levels streaker in home opener

Young hit the fan near one of the 45-yard lines

Police: Taxi driver who hit 8 Moscow pedestrians fell asleep

Two Mexican World Cup fans were among those hit

Most Read