The Kinsmen bring gifts to Westhaven retirement home staff and residents on Christmas Day. SONJA DRINKWATER PHOTO

Christmas comes to Westhaven retirement home in Port Alberni

Kinsmen, Salvation Army ensure seniors and hospital patients receive holiday cheer

Residents at Westhaven retirement home, attached to West Coast General Hospital, received their annual visit from Santa Claus and the Kinsmen on Christmas Day.

Members of the service club arrived at Westhaven with gifts for residents and staff, and they walked from room to room so people could meet with Santa and hear some Christmas carols.

The Kinsmen were not the only ones ensuring that people at WCGH enjoyed some Christmas cheer. Volunteers from the Salvation Army serenaded people in the hospital with Christmas carols on Dec. 25 too.


Santa Claus and a caroller check in with a resident at Westhaven on Christmas Day. SONJA DRINKWATER PHOTO

Santa Claus visits with resident Mary Schmidt at Westhaven retirement home in Port Alberni on Christmas Day. SONJA DRINKWATER PHOTO

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