Craig Bay is known for its generous spirit! 

As usual, the Craig Bay Beach Club is supporting the SOS Angel Tree Program (supports children and families) and the Nanoose Elf Program (supports local seniors in need).

The SOS Angel Tree gift tags are now available at the Beach Club lower lobby – gifts can be dropped off at the Beach Club office until December 12th. The Nanoose Elf will be at Craig Bay on Friday, December 8th from 10-11am to accept your gifts – or drop them off at the Beach Club office ahead of time.

Nanoose Elf Program

This year will be the same as the previous few years, the Nanoose Elf volunteer will be set up at the upper level entrance to the Beach Club to accept your gift and cash donations on

Friday, December 8th
10am to 11am 

Here are some of the requests of the clients this year:

Gift Cards (of any amount):

  • Shoppers Drug Mart – to help a senior with personal and special necessities
  • Woodgrove Mall – to put towards the purchase of much needed clothing, jackets and/or shoes/boots
  • Prepaid Visa – to enable seniors to shop other places, not just Woodgrove Mall, perhaps stores in Parksville of their choosing, making it more convenient to travel.
  • Petro-Can – to enable seniors to get to medical appointments
  • Quality Foods – to help stretch their grocery budget 


Hot Chocolate, Cookies, Dark chocolate, Milk chocolate, Mixed nuts

Other senior requests:

  • Sheets/Blankets/Comforters- double, queen and king (neutral colours)
  • Bathroom Towels (neutral colours)

If you are unable to shop, a donation by cheque to the Elf Program is always welcome.  It would allow the Elves to purchase any special needs requested by our seniors. 

If you require a receipt for Income Tax purposes, a receipt can be issued for gifts or cheque donations of $20.00 or more.  Please bring your receipt of purchase with your gift and complete the required form on collection day.

SOS Angel Tree Program 2023

Greetings from District 69 Society of Organized Services (SOS).

The Angel Tree program is a gift collecting initiative to request new donated toys and gifts to stock up our Toyshop. The program helps low-income parents, guardians, and grandparents to select a gift basket to put under the Christmas tree for their children or grandchildren.

The SOS provides the participating business with “Angels,” which look and hang like a Christmas tree ornament. The Angels suggest the age, gender, and a requested gift or toy to purchase. These suggestions represent items that we would like to have in our Toyshop.

Simply choose an Angel from the tree, purchase the gift, and attach the Angel to the new, unwrapped gift. The gifts can be delivered to the SOS Community Services Centre or delivered to the Beach Club office during open office hours – gifts collected will be picked up by the SOS on December 12, 2023.

During Christmas 2022, SOS registered 727 households, helping 1021 adults, and providing 1041 children with wonderful gifts and stockings to wake up to on Christmas morning. Your participation would make a significant impact on our community.


Clare Holloway
Caring for Community at Christmas Program Coordinator