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Santa Comes to Lyncrest

From Bits & Pieces Newsletter, December Issue

By Dr. Jill Oakes

Santa flew in to Lyncrest the morning of December 6 to meet children and families, have some hot chocolate, double check his naughty and nice list, and pose for some photos with the attendees. Families enjoyed hot chocolate, digital photos, and candy canes. Gifts? Well, they’ll have to wait. Besides, it’s too early!

Approach plates for Santa's North Pole Airport


Santa flies in all kinds of weather. How do you like his IFR approach plates for the North Pole?  He radioed in to Jim Goold the other day, was hard to hear with all the static on the air-to-ground radio but Jim is pretty sure Santa said his Flight Plan was successfully filed with Nav Canada.


Special thank you’s to George Inman for decorating the tree; Bob Hamel, tended to the fireplace and hot chocolate; Tom Stoyka kept Santa's aircraft warm and ready for a speedy departure; photographers Ernie and Jay Ladouceur; Sandy Dubrow, Daphne Bradbury, Lindsay Kitson, and Bert Elam who created this special event; and of course, to all the families who attended.


Santa poses with kids and elves in Lyncrest

Kendra Sliwosky was very happy to meet Santa.  She said " Santa came with an elf in his plane, Santa flew the plane. 

Santa landed his plane and got out and came in and rang his bells.  Santa talked to each kid and was very happy.

I liked how Santa flew his plane and how I got to sit on his knee and got my picture taken and asked me what I wanted for Christmas.  He even knew I lived in the brown house.  Hope to see you again Santa!  Merry Christmas"  -  let's hope Santa makes it back next year.  He certainly made a lot of children happy.

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