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Here Comes Santa Committee

Chairs: Lions Robert Harbottle and Larry McLeish

Event Treasurer: Lion Mark Snyders

Event Committee Members: Lion JoEllen McLeish-Wright, Lion President Darlene Snyders, Lion Sydney Maclean, Lion Vice-President Audean Green, Lion Richard Joy, Lion Mario Heredia, Hyde Park BIA Executive Director Donna Szpakowski, Hyde Park BIA Marketing & Communications Coordinator Colleen Watson, Hyde Park BIA Volunteer David Winter, and North-West Resource Centre Amani Radhaa

Santa Seating Area: Lion Mike Mulder & Parkway Gardens

Website design: Hyde Park BIA

Club President: Lion Darlene Snyders

Membership Chair: Lion Larry McLeish

Club Secretary: Lion David Proudfoot and Lion Denise Bell-Copeland

Club Treasurer: Lion Mark Snyders


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Executive Director: Donna Szpakowski

Lead Communications Coordinator: Colleen Watson

Videographer & Graphic Designer: Lynn Zhou


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The Hyde Park & District Lions Club in partnership with The Hyde Park BIA are fortunate to present “Here Comes Santa” in Hyde Park on December 5th.

This event will have several ways for your family to help raise some much needed resources for the Northwest London Resource Centre in a safe, coordinated way. There will be Elves for collection of food, winter clothing, and toys for those in need in the Hyde Park area in a time when the need has been at its most.

Any proceeds from Here Comes Santa stay in the Community and will be donated to support local charities.  In the past year, Hyde Park & District Lions have made donations to such worthwhile Charities as:

  • Northwest London Resource Centre
  • London Food Bank
  • Mission Services
  • Eyes Right
  • St. Joseph’s Hospice
  • Western University Food Bank
  • Camp Dorset
  • PEPP Family Support Group
  • Old East Village Community Association (Woodman Ave explosion)
  • Diabetes Canada
  • Lions Foundation of Canada Guide Dog Program

Lions Treasurer Mark Snyders.

The Committee would like to thank all of our generous volunteers, this event is possible because of you.