For the past five Christmases, elves have been running around the Bow Valley committing good deeds for seniors.
Christine DeSoto, owner of Rusticana Grocery and founder of the program, got the idea from her sister who has a similar program in Burlington, Ont. Starting off by herself, DeSoto ended up joining forces with the Bow Valley Christmas Spirit Campaign to reach out to more people.
I thought it was such a cool idea. I just thought I’d try it, so I called the seniors lodge to see if they were interested and they were very interested,” said DeSoto. “Some people said it was the best Christmas they’ve had in years. Some said it was the best Christmas ever.”