RDN and B.C. Transit say the Santa Bus will be rolling through Nanaimo and area until Dec. 15. (Submitted photo)

Santa Bus now touring through Nanaimo and area

Transit bus to spread holiday cheer and collect food and money for Salvation Army Nanaimo

The Regional District of Nanaimo and B.C. Transit are deploying a holiday bus they hope will spread cheer as it cruises through Nanaimo and area in the coming weeks.

Debuting at the Nanaimo Lions Christmas Parade this past weekend, the Santa Bus, decked out with a red nose, antlers and Christmas lights, will tour through Nanaimo, making special appearances, providing regular service and collecting non-perishable food items and money for charitable causes, including Salvation Army Nanaimo, according to a press release.

The Santa Bus will be at Woodgrove Centre on Dec. 8 from 10 a.m.-noon and Frank Crane Arena on Dec. 9 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. A number of elementary school stops are planned from Dec. 4-7 and 10-14. Its final stop comes Dec, 15 at Oceanside Place in Parksville from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

For more information, please go to www.bctransit.com/documents/nanaimo/1529701921521.


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