Jennifer Forsythe, left, Northwestel store manager, Michael Ward, NWTel associate sales director, Byron Hardy and Darlene Hardy, executive directors of the Yellowknife Salvation Army, James Moulton, Salvation Army business mgr., Mayor Mark Heyck and Paul Gillard, NWTel V.P. gather around the toy bin Tuesday at the Northwestel Retail Centre. They were there to kick off the annual Salvation Army-Northwestel Holiday Toy Drive. The public is encouraged to drop off unwrapped toys between now and Dec. 14 at the Northwestel store downtown. Last year, thanks to the toy drive, some 300 underprivileged children found at least one toy under the Christmas tree. 

Counc. Julian Morse makes a donation to the Salvation Army’s Kettle Fundraising Campaign before shaking hands with Byron Hardy, co-executive director of the Yellowknife Salvation Army while his wife Darlene Hardy, Salvation Army co-executive director looks on. This year’s campaign kicked off Tuesday at City Hall. Volunteers will be taking the kettle to the streets with a goal this year of raising $40,000. Funds raised will go towards Christmas food hampers for families in need over the holiday season
Photos by John McFadden

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