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Santa’s in town for the 9th annual Richmond RCMP Toy Drive

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 12:04 PST, Thu November 9, 2023

The 9th Annual Richmond RCMP Toy Drive, happening Nov. 18, next to the Lansdowne Canada Line Station, promises to be the best one yet.

The character, played by President and Chief Executive Officer Ed Gavsie, appears in the promotional video for this year’s event. He’s a used car salesman who attempts to swindle Santa out of his sleight. Does he get away with it? Watch the full video that will be posted on the RCRG Facebook page to find out.

Santa is already in town, and couldn’t be more excited for the Toy Drive. He’ll be at the Toy Drive spreading holiday cheer and taking photos with attendees. 

The event will feature a variety of fun and festive activities, and the deal of the century: bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Richmond Christmas Fund, or make a minimum $10 donation, and receive a piping hot bag of mini-donuts.

This year, sponsored by Summit Customs Brokers and several other caring companies, the Jail and Bail booth will give a chance to free some local celebrities who, for one reason or another, have made it onto Santa’s naughty list. The cost of bail? A donation to the Christmas Fund. 

505-Junk will be at the event collecting gently used clothing, blankets, and textiles. These, in turn will be passed along to the Salvation Army, who will pay for the items based on weight. That payment will become a donation to the Christmas Fund. 

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