Some brave athletes, dressed in their exercise and/or Christmas best, went for a run to kick off December.
The 27th Annual Salvation Army Santa Shuffle took place this past Saturday, with communities from Victoria to St. John’s, Newfoundland participating.
Here in Regina, this is the 17th year this event has ran, with the race organizer saying with each passing year, the event seems to grow.
“This year, we had about 400 people registered to race,” said Kelsey Sawatzky. “I didn’t even get to hear about walk-ins.”
All proceeds from the local run here in the Queen City go towards the Red Shield, which Sawatzky noted will see the funds get distributed throughout their various ministries.
And that’s not the only thing the Salvation Army is doing.
“One thing the Haven Of Hope is doing is called Adopt A Family,” said Sawatzky. “Lots of families in need apply and people will provide for them a Christmas meal, Christmas gifts for their children, that kind of thing. There’s also the Kettle Campaign.”