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D.C. 22 Christmas tree light up DAWSON CREEK - The intersection of 10th St. and 102nd Ave. was blocked off on the evening of Nov. 22, so that residents could enjoy the
22nd Annual Christmas Tree Light Up. The South Peace Oilmen’s Association sponsored the event, and several local businesses also took part by
offering free hot drinks to attendees. Dawson Creek Realty collected donated canned goods and gave out 400 Santa hats and hot apple cider.
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Photo Credit Jill Earl Santa made an appearance to help light the tree and get a few gift ideas from attending children.
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Photo Credit Jill Earl The Bear Mountain Brass band performed several Christmas carols for the crowd.
Photo Credit Jill Earl The D.C. and District Chamber of Commerce president Jerimy Earl, left, and treasurer Anthony Adam gave away hot chocolate.
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Pyjama Drive Helping kids have a warm Christmas
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FORT ST. JOHN - There is a program new to Fort St John called, “The Christmas Pyjama Drive.” While it started in the Lower Mainland, it is slowly spreading to all parts of B.C. and Alberta and it’s making its first appearance in Fort St. John. The program collects new PJ’s for kids aged 0 to 16. The PJ’s will be distributed through local Resource Centers and charitable organizations to kids in need in time for Christmas morning. There are several local busineses in Fort St. John who have suited up to join the cause: • Smarti Pantz is a offering 25 per cent discount if you buy PJ’s at their store and donate them at their drop box. • Chelsea’s Hair Studio is offering a $5-off coupon and entry into a draw for five free kids cuts if you donate at their store. • ENTITLED (the Facebook shoppping site) is offering a 10 per cent discount if you donate PJ’s. • Diamond Cherry Beauty Bar is offering free mini Mani and entry into a draw for a $100 gift card in exchange for PJ’s. • Classrooms at Robert Ogilvie, Play Arts Preshcool, Keeginaw Preschool are also getting involved. The PJ drive goes until Dec. 8. All the above lo-
cations have drop spots to take PJ donations. There is also a drop spot at the indoor soccer pitch. Fort St. John’s community PJ Day is on Dec. 5, where there are more sponsors offering incentives for donations: • Canadian Grind will give you a free 12 oz coffee for a pair of PJ’s • Smarti Pantz will in-
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The Northeast News presents...
The Best Places to Cozy Up
With freezing temperatures and consistent snowfall, it’s clear that winter has arrived in the Peace. But the less than ideal weather hasn’t deterred residents from seeking shelter in downtown coffee shops and warmth in the variety of drinks they serve.
Photo Credit Kyla Corpuz Nina Cazes, right, with her friend, Teresa Hall, get out of the cold and into Esquires for a warm holiday drink and lunch.
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I’m not much of a chocolate person, but I love lattes that have flavours in them - Laurie Bergen, Hug a Mug owner
The cold weather also hasn’t slowed down customers from coming into one of Dawson Creek’s longest established coffee shops, Hug a Mug. “We have gingerbread lattés, which is kind of gingerbread for Christmas right? We have pumpkin spice lattés, we can also do pumpkin spice hot chocolates, or gingerbread hot chocolates, or peppermint mochas, peppermint hot chocolates. More or less everything can be added into the specialty drinks, depending on what people want,” said owner of nine years, Laurie Bergen.
3) Fort St. John Public Library - 10015 100 Ave, Fort St John Okay, it’s not a coffee shop, but you can still bring your coffee in and beat the cold with a good book.
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2) Hug A Mug - 1012 102 Avenue, Dawson Creek
Favourite holiday drink: Gingerbread Latte
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Libraries are generally known as a safe, cozy place ... and the FSJ PL is definitely one of those places -Kerry France, Library director
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November 21, 2013• The North Pole News • A Special Supplement • Page 7 4) Whole Wheat and Honey - 10003 100 St, Fort St John
Favourite holiday drink: Chocolate mint latte
Photo Credit Kyla Corpuz Left to right: Stephanie Chenier, baby Hannah and Elly Salmond take a break at Whole Wheat and Honey.
Good quality food, and comfy -Elly Salmond
The newest cafe 5) Baked Cafe - 937 103 Avenue, Dawson Creek to hit Dawson Creek is Baked Cafe that opened last February, and while they haven’t seen a Christmas season yet staff are prepared to take it head on. They are offering Christmas catering and baking to satisfy sweet tooths everywhere, including holiday classics like sugar cookies, gingersnaps, shortbread, butter tarts, poppycock, buns, almond bark and turtles. They are also making the effort to decorate cookies for the holiday season. To accompany their Photo Credit Jill Earl tasty treats, Baked Cafe, also offers a wide selection of specialty coffees and teas. “Peppermint white mochas are really popular in the winter, even just regular peppermint hot chocolate,” said manager Brittney.
Favourite holiday drink: Peppermint White Mocha
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Extreme gingerbread baking JILL EARL firstname.lastname@example.org DAWSON CREEK – The baking and decorating talents of students and families at Ron Pettigrew Christen School were showcased last Saturday, Nov. 23 during their 5th Annual Gingerbread School
House Adventure and Tea. Gingerbread houses submitted by students, classrooms, and especially enthusiastic families were auctioned off; the proceeds going to the RPCS Parent group to support projects, special events and field trips. The afternoon also included tea, treats, craft items and musical entertainment.
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Ladies Day Out supports FSJ Dance Society
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FORT ST. JOHN - What do you get when you invite women and children across Fort St. John to an event with over 70 vendors? A whole lot of shopping! On Nov. 23 the North Peace Cultural Centre was turned into a Christmas market that had almost every inch packed with crafts, clothes, jewelry, beauty products and homemade goods. The entrance was $3 with a 50/50 draw, a $1 coat check and bake sale, with proceeds going to the Fort St. John Dance Society.
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Photo Credit Kyla Corpuz Top: Becky’s Burlap puts a rustic twist on Christmas, bottom: Fort St. John artist Catherine Ruddell sells her hand carved stamped Chrsistmas cards at Ladies Day Out on Nov. 23.
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Photo Credit Jill Earl Like many other local businesses and organizations, the Dawson Creek Public Library has also decorated their buildings for the holiday season. Staff have exercised their crafting talents by making several smaller trees with decorated paper and even old book pages. They are hosting a Family Christmas Afternoon on Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. There will be a Christmas sing-along, stories, games, refreshments, door prizes and a visit from Santa.
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Photo Credit Contributed Exploring Art Group members Kay Hartnel, Louise Switzer, Pauline Holland, Sharom Bell, Myrna Gardner and Ruth Veiner, shared their talents with the residents of Rotary Manor last week. They assisted the residents by adding the finishing touches to painted field rocks.
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The Butcher Block Photo Credit Jill Earl The Dawson Creek Minor Hockey Association helped the Dawson Creek Kiwanis Club erect their annual Christmas card lane near the Dawson Creek Mall on Nov. 23. The club has been organizing the lane for approximately 20 years. Local businesses buy their card and the money goes to the Kiwanis Club, they in turn make a donation to the D.C. Minor Hockey Association and other local children-oriented charities and non-profits.
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