As we near the end of December and the start of a new year we think of celebration, family and tradition. It is also an important time to acknowledge the many different ways that our world and cultures choose to celebrate or spend this time of year. Many will spend this time preparing and hosting what we believe to be the typical Christmas consisting of beautifully decorated trees, lights, presents and caroling however, for people all over the globe it will look quite different. Just this past Saturday, children and parents in Tofino celebrated the holiday season with the annual pancake breakfast with Santa. Thanks to the Tofino Recreation Commission and Santa of course, for helping make this a very special day for all of the families that attended. As you make your final preparations for this years celebration; check your list, make sure that you have all the presents organized for the special people in your life, the favorite holiday food that your family enjoys and take note of all the love and spirit in the air. Next, take a step back and think about the people you see everyday that may not be surrounded with loved ones for one reason or another, those that will not be able to stuff themselves into a slumber with festive food, and also those that may not have a warm fire to sit near as they raise a cheer for another good year. Between you, your families and your neighbors, find a way to change someone’s Christmas in a positive way. While most of us will be joyous and happy, we can unfortunately not say the same for everyone.
West Coast Aquatic Safaris would like to wish everyone the happiest of holidays and ask what have you done for others this year? There is still lots of time to make a difference to someone you don’t know.