CHRISTMAS DINNER NeighbourLink Summerland is once again organizing its annual Christmas dinner matchup. This is the sixth year of the initiative. (Black Press file photo)

NeighbourLink Summerland coordinates Christmas dinner matchup

This Christmas will be sixth annual community event

NeighbourLink is coordinating its annual Christmas dinner matchup once again.

This year will mark the sixth year of the event which Mirjana Komljenovic of NeighbourLink Summerland describes as “a Summerland tradition.”

The initiative pairs people who are alone for Christmas with families interested in hosting guests for their Christmas dinner.

READ ALSO: NeighbourLink Summerland coordinates annual Christmas matchup

READ ALSO: EDITORIAL: Showing generosity at Christmas

Komljenovic said when the initiative was introduced, there were people interested in opening their homes for Christmas, but people were less willing to be guests for this matchup.

Over the years, this has started to change. She believes this is in part the result of positive experiences people have had during the Christmas dinner matchup.

She added that others in the community are also inviting people who would otherwise be alone for Christmas.

“Outside of NeighbourLink, people are reaching out to others,” she said.

Those who are interested in participating in the matchup as hosts or guests are asked to call 250-404-4673.

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Workshops, networking events designed for Shuswap women entrepreneurs on the way

Tsuts’weye project holds successful roundtables where valuable information gathered

‘She was awesome’: Malakwa baker leaves U.S. holiday show

‘There are Christmas miracles, look at me’

Salmon Arm ranked 7th best place to work in B.C. for 2020

Categories reflecting quality of life influence ranking

School District #83 board approves pay increase for trustees

Decision reflects policy, changes in BC Consumer Price Index

South Shuswap health clinic welcomes first doctor

Dr. Jack Beech to do Saturday walk-in clinic at Copper Island Health and Wellness Centre.

VIDEO: Federal Liberals’ throne speech welcomes opposition’s ideas

Trudeau will need NDP or Bloc support to pass legislation and survive confidence votes

Weak link in Sagmoen trial, defence says

Counsel questions whether search warrant police executed was obtained on reasonable grounds

Salmon Arm Work BC office hosts grand reopening

Services available at the office will remain similar to past offerings

VIDEO: John Lennon’s iconic Rolls Royce rolls into Vancouver Island college for checkup

Royal BC Museum, Camosun College and Carriageworks Restorations come together to care for car

North Okanagan MP says throne speech lacked specifics

‘Trudeau government presented a vague agenda,’: MP Mel Arnold

VIDEO: Rockslide closes part of Highway 93 in Fairmont Hot Springs

Geotechnical team called in to do an assessment after rocks fell from hoodoos

Petition calls for appeal of ex-Burns Lake mayor’s sentence for sex assault

Prosecution service says Luke Strimbold’s case is under review

Northwest B.C. wildlife shelter rescues particularly tiny bear cub

Shelter co-founder says the cub weighs less than a third of what it should at this time of year

Independent Investigations Office seeks witnesses following arrest in Penticton

The male resisted arrest at approximately 8:40 a.m. and sustained a head injury

Most Read