CANADA POST

CANADA POST

November 14, 2007 09:43 ET

Media Advisory: Letters to Santa Program Launches in Calgary Nov. 15 & 17

Attention Assignment, City, Family and Photo editors

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 14, 2007) - Two classes of Kindergarten students at Fish Creek Elementary School will be some of the first children in Alberta to write and send a letter to Santa.

Santa will make a special visit to their school on the morning of November 15 to read a Christmas story and to tell the children just how much he looks forward to receiving their letters. Santa's trusty postal elves will be on hand to provide the children with instruction on how to write and address letters to Santa. The Kindergarten children will work on their letters with their grade 4 and 6 school "buddies."



Where: Fish Creek Elementary Library, 1039 Suncastle Drive S.E.

When: Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Who:
- 31 Kindergarten children (from morning and afternoon kindergarten
classes), their teacher, and their Grade 4 and 6 school "buddies"
- Santa Claus
- Postal Elves


In a second event on Saturday, November 17 postal elves will also conduct a letter-writing station upstairs at the Epcor Centre from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. during the Downtown Calgary Association's Season of Wonder celebration at Olympic Plaza.

The Santa Letter-writing Program is a Canada Post initiative in support of family literacy. Through the program, Canada Post seeks to instill in children a love of writing and reading letters. More than 11,000 Canada Post employees (current and retired) know affectionately as Postal Elves, volunteer their time to help Santa respond to this letters in the language they are received in, including Braille.

Contact Information

  • Canada Post
    Sandra Sobko
    Media and Community Affairs Manager, Calgary, AB
    403-974-2191