Fort Saskatchewan High School held a unique Christmas dinner on Thursday (December 21).
Teachers and community volunteers cooked and served the students, who simply just had to take a seat and enjoy the meal.
The idea to hold a festive dinner was thought up by Fort High teacher, Mary Newman.
“I thought it was such a good idea. I remember vivid memories of Christmases with my family and we know that some kids don’t have the best Christmas experiences at home, so we thought we may as well step up as a school and show kids a good holiday time,” said teacher Peter Vandermeulen.
As students piled into the Fort High School gym, Santa Claus greeted them bellowing “Ho, Ho Ho” and ringing a sleigh bell, adding to the already festive room.
The goal was to also build community within the school and build connections outside of the school.
“Thanks to everyone in Fort Saskatchewan for helping get this off the ground and we can’t wait to see what it looks like next year,” he added.
Roughly 415 students enjoyed Christmas dinner.

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