Kelowna Gospel Mission helping homeless residents mark Christmas

Turkey dinner at shelter

The Kelowna Gospel Mission is gearing up to help the less fortunate this Christmas.

Executive director Carmen Rempel says they have all sorts of cool things lined up over the holiday break.

“We’ve got lots going on. We’ve got gift bags – stockings for all the guys at the shelter – going out on Christmas Day," said an excited Rempel.

"We’ve got Karaoke at the shelter happening Christmas eve, we’ve got a big roast beef Christmas Eve, turkey dinner Christmas Day. There’s going to be appies and activities and all sorts of board games.”

Rempel says their outreach van has been keeping busy this winter, especially during the latest cold snap that's sent temperatures plummeting to -30C.

“Outreach is out there three times a day delivering meals to folks, and they have extra Christmas packages that they’ll be handing out.”

To help ring in the New Year, the Kelowna Gospel Mission will be hosting a New Year's Eve dinner, as well as a New Year's Day lunch, for shelter residents. The shelter and events are open only to residents staying there.

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