Several generous and thoughtful organizations are holding fundraising events this year, with all donations being made to the Christmas Bureau of the Columbia Valley.


November 25th to December 11th – Sinferno Hot Chocolate at The Station Pub

Warm up at The Station Pub after a crisp outdoor outing! Grab the Sinferno Hot Chocolate for $10/mug. All proceeds go to the Christmas Bureau of the Columbia Valley to help provide families in need have a Christmas. The event is running from Nov 25th to Dec 11th, 2022!

December 15th – Distribution Day @ The Columbia Valley Centre

Family Sponsors – If you are donating gift boxes/bags, they must be delivered to Angie at the Columbia Valley Centre in Invermere, BC no later than December 15, 2022 between 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon).

Applicants – Gift pick up is between 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Make sure to bring your I.D. and the I.D. for everyone else listed on your application!

December 18th – The play ‘Santa’s New Sleigh’ at the Invermere Legion

The HodgePodge Players present the exciting holiday play ‘Santa’s New Sleigh!’ Miss Kitty Facepainting will also be onsite. Tickets are $10 each at the door. Doors open at 3:00 pm and play begins at 4:00 pm. Snacks and refreshments available. Event is at the Invermere Legion! Proceeds go the Christmas Bureau of the Columbia Valley to help provide local families with a Christmas!

Mark your calendar and donate to our very worthy cause. Because of the generous donations from businesses and individuals, we were able to make Christmas brighter for 267 families in our valley last year! Without the support of so many people in our community, this could not happen.  Let’s make it a year to remember once again!



November 19th – Canadian Tire’s Cram the Cruiser

Canadian Tire will hold their annual toy drive from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Make a purchase in-store or bring a gift and place it in the RCMP vehicle which traditionally sits outside the door – or you can make a cash donation.

November 26th – Photos with Santa

The Invermere Legion will hold Santa photos from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Photos are by donation!

November 26th – Hamburgers on Wonderbread at the Whitehouse Pub

Hamburgers on Wonderbread will be playing a concert at the Windermere Whitehouse Pub on November 26th. $20 entry fee. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the band starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or at the Whitehouse Pub.

December 3rd – Red Apple’s Fill a Sleigh

Red Apple is once again holding their “Fill a Sleigh” day. The fire truck will also be on the grounds from 10:00 2:00 p.m for gift donations.

In addition, The Christmas Bureau receives a percentage of their sales, on all items, everyday beginning November 12th and ending December 3rd.  So plan to do some shopping at Red Apple between these dates. During this time you can also make a toy or cash donation.