By Jonathan Perez
The Saskatoon Philippine Senior Citizens Foundation Inc. (SPSCF) treated members and other seniors and their families to an early Christmas celebration Dec. 2 at St. Joseph Parish Hall in Saskatoon.
The San Lorenzo Ruiz Council (Saskatoon Council 11429) of the Saskatchewan Knights of Columbus co-organized the event with SPSCF.
SPSCF president and K of C member Albert Balmeo said this was the first time they have organized the seniors’ Christmas party, along with support from 13 sponsors.
“I am thankful for being part of this as we celebrate the spirit of Christmas, which is filled with joy and love,” said Balmeo.“I thank all sponsors who did not hesitate to give financial or in-kind support for us to hold this special event for our senior citizens.”
He added Christmas has always been a symbol of love, love that we show and give to our brothers and sisters like what God showed by sending His only Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Senior citizens enjoyed playing games and anxiously waited to see if their number would be called for various prizes like gift cards, cash, sacks of rice, and grocery items.
Balmeo said SPSCF has other programs and projects planned for senior citizens, noting that announcements will be posted on the group’s Facebook page (LINK).
Jonathan Perez is a parishioner at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon.