Since 2012, the Bow Valley Elves have been coordinating with the high school students and the community at large to connect with seniors at Christmas time.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Elves program for 2020: In light of current events we will only have a tree with tags at Rusticana Grocery. The high school tree is only available to the high school. We will also have half of the gift requests on line on Signup Genius. Please check our Facebook page for the link or click on the link below “View 2020 Gift Requests”. Thank you for participating.
You will find Bow Valley Elves Christmas trees set up in a few schools and local businesses in Canmore and Banff. These trees have tags hanging off them. On the tags is a gift requested by a senior man or woman from the Bow Valley.
We invite you to join students and other community members in visiting a tree, choosing a tag, and purchasing a gift to warm the holidays for a senior in the Bow Valley. You can find the trees at:
- Rusticana Grocery, Canmore
- Canmore Community High School, Canmore
Purchased gifts can be dropped off where Bow Valley Elves trees are found in a decorative gift bag. Please include the gift request tag with the gift.
For those on fixed incomes, Christmas can be a stressful time; extra expenses, but no extra money. Receiving a lovely gift is a real blessing and warms the heart knowing there are caring, generous folks in our community. Thank you!”
to the bow valley elves, thanx for making my xmas bright, may god bless you all”
This was the best Christmas I have had in my whole life.”