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PHOTOS: Santa helps View Royal firefighters collect donations for food bank

Fire trucks drove through the community collecting donations Saturday (Dec. 10)

View Royal Fire Rescue was out in the community in full force Saturday (Dec. 10), but this time it wasn’t because of a major fire. Instead, it was to collect donations for the Goldstream Food Bank.

The firefighters weren’t alone in their efforts either – Santa Claus joined in, catching a ride on the department’s marine rescue unit.

Five trucks wove their way up and down neighbourhood streets blasting their sirens, lights and music, to ensure everyone knew they were approaching.

Residents made their way to the end of their driveways as the trucks neared, non-perishable food items in hand.

Santa will have a short break before he’s back in action next weekend, on Dec. 18, with Colwood Fire Rescue.

With the busy holiday season already underway, the Goldstream Food Bank is especially in need of donations. In addition to community food drives like this, cash donations are always accepted online at, and can often go further than non-perishable food item donations.

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