Santa Claus Water Ski Show Challenges Community To Raise 2,000 Pounds Of Food For Lions Club Food Drive

Photo courtesy of Craig Waites

Written by a representative for the Santa Claus Charity Water Ski Show

Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, their elves and quite possibly the Grinch will be coming to Kearney on Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m. to perform a winter water ski show on Mirror Bay in support of the Lions Club Christmas Food Drive. Last year over 1,500 pounds of food was donated, but there is a need for more in the region. 

Photo courtesy of Craig Waites

“The food inventory levels at the food bank are low,” said Lions Club president Blair Ballantyne. “Donations from the winter ski show are critical”.

Canada’s only Santa Claus Charity Water Ski Show is challenging you to invite your friends, family, neighbours to attend the show and help the Lions Food Drive reach its goal of 2,000 pounds of food. Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items as admission to the show. Cash donations are also being collected.

The Santa Claus Charity ski show is a joint effort between the Lions Club, Rickward’s Polaris, SWS Marine and the Town of Kearney to promote the food drive and raise donations for the families in need during the holiday season. Santa, Mrs. Santa and the elves will be handing out treats to children prior to the ski show. 

Photo courtesy of Craig Waites

Event committee organizer Derek Rickward said, “The magic of the Santa Claus water ski show has really united the community in support of the Lions Club Christmas Food Drive and is a key initiative for families in need.”

Many skiers this year will be members of Canada’s Waterski Show Ski Team that will be representing our country at the World Show Ski Championships in Australia next year.

Watch the video below to see clips from the 2018 event. To learn more, or to RSVP, visit the Santa Claus Charity Ski Show Facebook page.


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