Seniors give kids a Christmas

Young Kane (left) and Kahahia George take their turn on Santa’s lap after receiving their Christmas toys.

Santa Claus and his bag of gifts were the main attraction for dozens of youngsters at the fourth annual “Toys for Kids” Christmas party held on December 1 by the Zoomers Association Of Trinidad And Tobago In Canada (ZATTIC). Over 100 gifts were handed out to kids from around the GTA.

The association also treated the guests to a taste of their Caribbean heritage with a pot luck
lunch and Parang, a Spanish based folk music style of Christmas carol singing popular
in Trinidad and Tobago.

Cliff Rajpaul, an executive member of the association, said members had collected gifts for the kids during a toy drive for children aged up to 12 years. “Each year it gets bigger and bigger,” he said.

ZATTIC has been very active this year, raising funds for an orphanage in TT, celebrating the 50th Independence anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago, Black History month, Indian Arrival, summer picnics and fun bus trips. It’s final event for the year is the Dec 9th annual Christmas dinner and awards at the Elite Banquet Hall in Toronto.