On Sunday, December 15, Vancouver Sunrise hosted about 250 seniors from Vancouver's West End neighbourhood for a festive Christmas dinner party at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in downtown Vancouver. 

For over 25 years, ever since the club was formed, we have celebrated Christmas with this group of seniors, many of whom are nearly shut-ins and don't have many social opportunities. We work closely with the West End Seniors Network, who select the seniors to be invited and provide transportation to and from the hotel. The Bayshore generously provides the banquet hall and most of the food. Rotary coordinates the event, arranges for some of the food, and provides the entertainment for the event. Rotarians serve the food, while local high school students assist the seniors and lead the singing of Christmas carols. Matthew Lynam chaired the organizing committee for this year's gala event.

A great way to celebrate Christmas with our older neighbours.