Santa recently visited some special boys and girls spending time at the Janeway Hospital as the holidays approach. Here is a very special moment we’re happy and lucky to be able to share thanks to Stephanie O’Brien – OZFM.
After hearing that a young girl named Neveah liked the coat she wore in the Downtown St. John’s Christmas Parade, Santa saw to it that she would become its owner. On his annual visit to the Janeway Children’s Hospital, he surprised her with the gift.
There is a video of the surprise here:
Neveah and Santa share a special moment after the surprise gift was presented to her.
Neveah gives Santa a big hug in thanks for her new coat.
Santa and Neveah show off her new threads around the Janeway Hospital
Coming up this Friday on December 11, Santa will be at Mile One Centre for the Ice Caps home game that includes the annual teddy toss!
Santa and Buddy the Puffin
Buddy made all the arrangements with the ‘man in the red suit’ on a recent trip to the North Pole – quite a long journey for a puffin to make So, come out with the kids, meet Santa, and remember to bring a teddy to toss.
If you were in St. John’s yesterday and have youth in your life, chances are good you paid the annual visit to the downtown area to take in the annual St. John’s Christmas Parade. As always, it’s capped off with an appearance from the jolly ol’ elf himself, and this year was no exception. Take a look at today’s front page image from The Telegram to see for yourself!
The Rotarian has included an article about The Man with the White Beard author Bruce Templeton in its recent December issue. Here is the copy from the magazine, sourced form the online version (which is here).
For most of the year, Bruce Templeton works as an investment adviser. But during the holiday season, he takes time off to do something different. As one of Santa’s helpers (as he puts it), he visits children in schools, hospitals, and churches, at company parties – even on a plane ride to the “North Pole” as part of a promotion for a radio station. His suit is handmade by elves, and his beard is so secure that he winces when kids pull on it. Many of the children Templeton has visited over the past 35 years have been critically ill or struggling with difficult circumstances at home. He has been there for lighter moments as well, such as receiving gifts of carrots for his reindeer. Templeton, a member of the Rotary Club of St. John’s, N.L., refuses to accept money, asking that any contributions for his 30 to 50 appearances per season be directed to Rotary. “I’m able to see Christmas through a set of eyes that few people get to see Christmas through,” he says, recalling one moment when a 17-year-old showed him her baby picture – an image of a tiny infant, so premature that her parents were not sure she would live, being cradled by Templeton. Such experiences inspired him to write a memoir in 2012 titled The Man in the Red Suit; he donated $10,000 in author royalties to PolioPlus. A sequel, The Man with the White Beard, was released this fall. – Vanessa Glavinskas
Santa and Premier Kathy Dunderdale reading to students (Photo Credit: The Telegram)
Thanks to Santa’s assistant on the ground in Newfoundland and Labrador, arrangements were made to have ‘the man in the red suit’ accompany Premier Kathy Dunderdale when she went to read to children at Roncalli Elementary this morning.
Of course the chosen title was T’was the Night Before Christmas, you can take a look at the coverage provided by The Telegram here!
Santa Claus, premier visit students at Roncalli
Published on December 20, 2012
By Louis Power
Kids at Roncalli Elementary school in St. John’s had two special visitors Thursday morning: Santa Claus and Premier Kathy Dunderdale. After Santa danced Gangnam style with the students, the kids listened as the premier read from the classic Christmas tale “The Night Before Christmas.” The children laughed as Santa mimed the story… continue reading
Following the annual tradition, Bruce Templeton helped some lucky youth meet with Santa at the North Pole, thanks to some help from local radio station 99.1 HitsFM and Provincial Airlines.
Each child got to ask Santa one question before getting a special gift. One youth asked Santa to do the Gangnam Style dance with her and another asked why Santa doesn’t use moose over reindeer to pull the sleigh. Take a look!
Santa’s assistant, Bruce Templeton, helped Out of the Fog book Santa himself for a two hour call in show on December 6! Check out this photo of the man in the red suit himself on the set with host Erin Sulley!
Santa on the set of Out of the Fog with host Erin Sulley