The Pan Pacific will host their annual Christmas Wish Breakfast tomorrow, December 7th, from 6:00am to 9:00am. Stop by the hotel at that time to drop off a new, un-wrapped toy donation for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau then stay for a buffet breakfast.
“Last year the hotel saw over 5,000 visitors come through the hotel and received 27,000 toys and over $25,000 in cash donations. As for our hungry visitors, the Hotel served over 25,000 eggs, 20,000 sausages, 3,000 kilograms of potatoes and 5,000 croissants!”
I’ve been attending the Christmas Wish Breakfast for the last five years or so and there’s always a large crowd. Line-ups reach outside as the pile of donations grows larger with each arm-ful of toys carried in by volunteers. It’s quite a festive atmosphere and is a great way to get you into the holiday spirit.
I’ll be at the Pan Pacific with a group of local bloggers and we’ll all be up bright and early to take in the action as well. Follow the tag #PanXmasWish on Twitter for updates, especially if you stop by to help out (and enjoy the delicious breakfast).
Update December 7, 2011: We had such a great time this morning among thousands of guests who all brought donations. The gift pile grew with stuffed animals, board games, and several bikes of all sizes. Photos from Jeremy Lim and John Biehler are forthcoming and John Bollwitt took the shots above. I will update with a total once the Pan Pacific and crews collect that information. Thank you for your support, Vancouver!