Bears arrive in time for Christmas

Six dozen panda bears will be finding their way to homes in the Nelson area following the annual Share a Bear campaign.

The Kootenay Kids Society board members hold some of the six dozen bears donated to the annual Share A Bear campaign. From left to right: Jocelyn Davies

Six dozen panda bears will be finding their way to homes in the Nelson area following the annual Share a Bear campaign.

The Kootenay Kids Society received the bears from the Nelson Government Liquor Store with plans to distribute them prior to Christmas.

Kootenay Kids Society has been providing support and services in the Nelson area for over 25 years. The non-profit agency relies on government funding, grants, and donations to maintain their programming and meet the needs of local families. Donations of $25 or more is eligible for a tax deductible-charitable donation receipt and will go a long way in helping local families.