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Caught up in the magic of Christmas

Xander Canning excitedly climbed onto Santa’s lap for a photo, a very special moment
Xander Canning excitedly climbed onto Santa’s lap for a photo, a very special moment

Xander Canning excitedly climbed onto Santa’s lap for a photo, a very special moment.

His family watched their little boy got swept away with the spirit of the season during the Community Youth Network Christmas craft and Santa picture day in Summerford. Look inside the Pilot and online at www.lportepilot.ca for more photos from the event.

His family watched their little boy got swept away with the spirit of the season during the Community Youth Network Christmas craft and Santa picture day in Summerford. Look inside the Pilot and online at www.lportepilot.ca for more photos from the event.

CYN Youth volunteer Tanner Jones helped Tanisha Lambert and Jamie Collins make a fun Christmas craft.

The Isles of Notre Dame Community Youth Network (CYN) are celebrating the youth and community volunteers this Christmas Season.

They hosted the annual Christmas Dinner on Dec. 1. The event was well attended by community youth who were treated to a hot turkey dinner, with cheesecake dessert prepared by community volunteers, Shirley Wheeler, Phyllis Burt, Marg Burt and Wavey Ings.

There was also a special guest Clive Kahn, who treated the youth to three traditional musical selections. 

The youth who attended the Community Youth Network's annual Christmas dinner were treated to live entertainment from Klive Khan. He performed three classic Christmas songs, including crowd favourite "The Hat I Got For Christmas is Too Big." Thanks to the efforts of various individual volunteers from the community, a wonderful time was had by all.

The Community Youth Network also held their Christmas Craft and Santa picture day on Dec. 8. This event also drew in a large crowd, as families came to celebrate the season. Those who attended were able to take part in various seasonal crafts and activities. Santa attended and passed out treats as children posed with him for photos.

Eight-month-old Emma Canning was dressed for the occasion and happy to have her photo taken with Santa himself.

These events have been taking place for about six years now and are quickly becoming part of the local community Christmas traditions. The children and youth of Twillingate and New World Island, look forward to attending yearly.

Employees at the CYN are grateful for all the community support and volunteers who make these events happen. From the Town of Summerford allowing use of the town hall, to the many community leaders who lend their time to decorate and prepare food, entertainment, treats and much more.

Youth volunteer Schylar Krul helped Brianna Ings and Rylee Hawkins with one of the many Christmas activities set up for the children to enjoy.

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