El’ dad Christmas Banquet
El’dad’s 1st Annual Christmas Banquet was held on Friday, December 23, 2016 at the Curling Club in Steinbach. It was a blustery evening, but that did not deter over 70 participants, staff, family and friends of El’dad from attending. We celebrated the holidays with food, games and entertainment. Many people were responsible for the planning and the night proved to be a total success. A Star Blanket created and graciously donated by an individual supported by our Alternative Justice Program proved to be a hit with all the proceeds ($171.00) from the raffle donated to the Southeast Helping Hands Food Bank in Steinbach. We also had gifts donated by El’dad staff that were greatly appreciated.
A special thanks to Sian, Kelly, Dawn and Gwen. We also had a concerted effort from several participants in our Outreach and Greenland programs with setting up, food preparation, “Santa” and a special gentleman handling Grace. We hope to continue the tradition for many years to come and hope the Spirit of Christmas stays with everyone throughout the year!