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Army Reservists Helping Deliver Christmas Cheer Board Hampers

Army Reservists Helping Deliver Christmas Cheer Board Hampers

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Christmas Cheer Board executive director Kai Madsen speaks with ChrisD.ca during an interview on November 29, 2018. (FILE)

Winnipeg army reservists are lending a hand on Saturday to help the Christmas Cheer Board deliver some of the thousands of hampers the charity needs to unload this holiday season.

Exercise Parcel Push will consist of reservists and army cadets loading up military vehicles to deliver approximately 500 Christmas hampers.

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Christmas Cheer Board Working in Smaller Warehouse, But Call for Donations Bigger Than Ever

Christmas Cheer Board Working in Smaller Warehouse, But Call for Donations Bigger Than Ever

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Christmas Cheer Board executive director Kai Madsen accepts a $15,000 donation from Safeway, Sobeys and IGA on Thursday, November 29, 2018. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — It’s like a condensed version of Santa’s workshop, but don’t let the size of this year’s warehouse fool you, the Christmas Cheer Board is busier than ever.

After moving from its home of 13 years on Milt Stegall Drive this season, the Cheer Board has set up shop in a former Staples store a few blocks away on St. James Street.

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Winnipeg Jets Toy Drive Accepting Donations for Christmas Cheer Board

Winnipeg Jets Toy Drive Accepting Donations for Christmas Cheer Board

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‘Tis the season to donate to the Winnipeg Jets Toy Drive.

Beginning December 7, Jets fans can donate new unwrapped toys at the home game versus the St. Louis Blues at Bell MTS Place (outside section 101). The Jets Toy Drive game will be on Sunday, December 9 against Philadelphia, where fans will have another opportunity to provide new unwrapped gifts and cash donations.

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How You Can Help the Christmas Cheer Board This Holiday Season

How You Can Help the Christmas Cheer Board This Holiday Season

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Members of the media pack hampers at the Christmas Cheer Board on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Hampers filled with food and gifts began going out from the Christmas Cheer Board on Thursday, as families and individuals in need lined up at the St. James warehouse to collect their holiday goodies, including fresh turkeys.

About 18,000 hampers are being prepared this season, with deliveries set to begin on Saturday.

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Christmas Cheer Board in Overdrive to Fill 18,000 Hampers

Christmas Cheer Board in Overdrive to Fill 18,000 Hampers

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Kai Madsen, executive director of the Christmas Cheer Board, provides an update on this year’s operations during a media event on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Kai Madsen isn’t feeling nervous about how many hampers have yet to be filled at the Christmas Cheer Board before they start going out to deserving families later this week.

The annual operation to pack nearly 18,000 hampers for families and individuals in need is in overdrive as the first packages of food, gifts and turkeys prepare to leave the Cheer Board’s St. James warehouse.

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Jets Fans Fundraise for Christmas Cheer Board in Ben Chiarot’s Name

Jets Fans Fundraise for Christmas Cheer Board in Ben Chiarot’s Name

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Winnipeg Jets defenceman Ben Chiarot in NHL action against the St. Louis Blues at MTS Centre on Tuesday, December 15 2015. (JEFF MILLER / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg Jets fans are doing their part to raise funds for the Christmas Cheer Board after the NHL fined defenceman Ben Chiarot over the weekend.

Chiarot was fined $3,763.44 for butt-ending Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry in a game last Friday.

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