December 06, 2006 13:54 ET

Canada Post: Young Artists Help Launch Santa Letter Writing Program

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 6, 2006) - Colourfully painted images of Santa and Rudolph delivering holiday goodies will soon grace the Vancouver Post Office lobby windows this festive season. Students from St. Catherine's elementary school in Langley will pick up their paint brushes to celebrate the festive season on Friday, December 8th, at 11 a.m. This highly anticipated annual tradition has taken place for the last ten years and will feature students from Mr. Richard Regush's grade 6 class.

"Santa's helpers have been practising their brush strokes so they can give the post office windows at the North Pole a facelift," says Fred Danells, Regional Coordinator of the Santa Letter Writing campaign. The children aren't the only ones getting ready for Santa's arrival. "Santa's dedicated Postal Elves are raring to go! Santa's post office is ready to receive the more than a million letters that he gets each year, and he is eager to begin reading each one."

Media will have an opportunity to visit Santa's Work Shop where you'll find our volunteer Postal Elves hard at work helping Santa answer his letters in 27 languages, plus braille, from children around the world.

Children are encouraged to send Santa their holiday letters - or that special list - at his exclusive postal code at the North Pole. They can send their mail to:


Date and Time: R.S.V.P., December 8th at 11:00 am
Where : Main Lobby
Vancouver Mail Processing Plant
349 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3A0

Contact Information

  • Canada Post
    Lillian Au, Manager
    Media & Community Affairs
    604-662-1388, Vancouver
    Canada Post
    Fred Danells
    Regional Coordinator
    Santa Letter Writing Program