Posts Written OnDecember 2016

’Twas the weeks before Christmas, and all through the city, Riverites gathered and generosity ran freely. Each year thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours are donated by the people of Campbell River to make sure everyone from the animals at the SPCA to the kids who might not otherwise get presents to the seniors who might spend Christmas alone, have a happy holiday season. Cards were chosen from the Angel Tree with care, to show that during hard times someone would be there. The Angel Tree has been a Christmas tradition in Campbell River for so long that children who received…

A different kind of Christmas Local counsellor wants to reframe the typical social views on the holidays The holiday season is, for many, a time of joy, family, friends and the celebration of these things. For others, this particular time of year is not nearly so cheerful. As a counsellor, Fran Ferguson knows better than most, the struggles that some people go through – struggles that tend to be made even more difficult as they approach the holiday season in December. “There are a lot – a lot – of people who are alone, for a whole variety of reasons,” Ferguson says, as…