-District of Sooke media release
The Sooke Santa Run will take place this year on Saturday, December 10th from 4:30 – 10:00 pm. Presented by the Sooke Firefighter’s Association and IAFF Local 4841, the Santa Run has become a holiday tradition for many families in Sooke. This is the 23rd year that local firefighters have organized this event, the culmination of a weeks-long effort to fill a firetruck with donations of food and cash for the Sooke Christmas Bureau.
Beginning at dusk, four firetrucks will travel through Sooke neighbourhoods decorated with bright and colorful Christmas lights, playing festive holiday music. As the firetrucks reach each neighbourhood, residents are encouraged to come outside with donations to the Christmas Bureau, pick up a candy cane and say hello to Santa and his helpers.
Paper bags for food donations will be distributed by newspaper carriers to homes in the town core over the next week. Other areas will have the bags delivered at their usual mail outlet drop boxes.
For many years, residents have listened for the sound of the firetrucks nearby before heading out the watch for their arrival. They are certainly hard to miss! But did you know that Santa’s location can also be tracked live online? Check out www.sooke.ca/santa for route maps and truck locations.
Updates will also be sent out through social media as follows:
- Facebook – Sooke Fire Rescue Service
- Twitter – @SookeCa and #SookeSanta
In case you miss them, donations for the Sooke Christmas Bureau can also be dropped off at Firehall #1, 2225 Otter Point Road on December 10 from 4:30 – 9:00.
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