THUNDER BAY – The Valhalla Inn is preparing a Christmas feast for the guests who will attend the 26th Annual Salvation Army Christmas Dinner. The Valhalla Inn has graciously opened their doors at the hotel to host the event again this year.
On Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. the Valhalla Inn will provide a turkey dinner with all the trimmings in a festive, Christmas atmosphere in the hotel Ballroom.
The Valhalla Inn is sponsoring the dinner providing all the food in the beautiful ballroom venue at their hotel.
The Valhalla Inn employees take time out of their busy Christmas schedule to voluntarily prepare and serve the meal to make this a special day for those attending.
“The Valhalla Team is very honoured to participate in the Salvation Army Community Christmas Dinner for over 25 years,” said Scott Mawhinney, General Manager of the Valhalla Inn. This generous contribution to our community is much appreciated by The Salvation Army and those who come to enjoy the meal.
The dinner will be complete with a visit from Santa and gifts for the children. We thank the many people who have generously contributed all the gifts. They include all the motorcyclists who participated in the Toys for Tots Motorcycle Ride, Thunder Bay Wellness Centre Toy Mountain, Thunderwolves Hockey team, The Bargain Shop, Toys R Us, Holy Family Church Catholic Women’s League, and many individuals. We give a special thank you to Secure Store for helping to transport the toys to the Valhalla Inn. This dinner is one of the programs supported by the Christmas Kettle campaign.
The meal is offered free to anyone who is lonely or who wouldn’t otherwise be able to share in a Christmas dinner. We invite them to come and enjoy the dinner that is especially put on in their honour. A shuttle service sponsored by Iron Range Bus Lines will start at 11:45 am from the Water Street and City Hall bus terminals.
“No one wants to be alone at Christmas time – we are happy to share in this celebration with those who wouldn’t be able to otherwise. We are so grateful to the staff of the Valhalla Inn who make this such a special occasion,” said Major Lori Mitchell, Executive Director of The Salvation Army Community & Residential Services.