NOVA Chemicals staff recently brought 80 meal boxes to some of the less fortunate residents of Red Deer. Contributed photo

NOVA Chemicals staff recently brought 80 meal boxes to some of the less fortunate residents of Red Deer. Contributed photo

Central Alberta organization shares holiday magic with less fortunate

The NOVA Chemicals Joffre Site social club isn’t letting the COVID Grinch steal Christmas this year.

The club donated passes their passes to the Canadian Tire Magic of Lights to area Big Brothers Big Sisters organizations on Sunday.

The Canadian Tire Magic of Lights is a 2.5 kilometre drive-through display, featuring vibrant LED – lighted scenes at the Castrol Raceway near the Edmonton International Airport.

Eighty-seven vehicles filled with guests from Big Brother Big Sister Lacombe, Ponoka, and Red Deer toured the lights while observing social distancing guidelines.

“A great big thank you to NOVA Chemicals Joffre Site employee social club for sponsoring our mentors, kids & families to attend the Castor Speedway Canadian Tire Magic of Lights,” said Crystal Zens, executive director of Big Brothers Big Brothers Lacombe.

The next day, two more area agencies in central Alberta benefitted from the event.

NOVA Chemicals staff brought 80 meal boxes to the residents of Amethyst House in Red Deer and the shelter at Safe Harbour Society.

‘CMHA is so grateful to the team at NOVA Chemicals for helping us support low-income individuals during the pandemic,’ said Christine Stewart, Canadian Mental Health Association Central Alberta executive director.



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