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A Christmas  for Every Child

Teddy Bear Toss

The Nanaimo Clippers home game for the Teddy Bear toss was at Frank Crane Arena, Friday, December 9th, 2016. The Clipper won the game 4-3 in overtime against Wenatchee. Over 300 stuffed anaimals were tossed onto the ice and will make great gifts for children through the Great Nanaimo Toy Drive.

The Great Nanaimo Toy Drive 34th Season, 2016

At the Franklyn Street Gym

The Toy drive kicks off their 34th season at Woodgrove Centre on November 15th, 2016. We will be providing gifts, books and games to over 1600 children this year. Once again we as Nanaimo to help bring a little happiness to children from newborn to age 16.

This year the Distribution has moved to the Franklyn Street Gym, located at 421 Franklyn Street.

The Toy Drive works with many organizations and businesses to make this happen but we depend on the generosity of the people in Nanaimo to make donations of new, unwrapped toys at one of the many drop off location in the city.



2016 Toy Drive Events

Save-On-Foods will be starting their campaign for collecting toys for The Great Nanaimo Toy drive in November. Be sure to watch for in store flyers and announcements on this page.


The Registration of families for the Toy Drive is over for this year.

See our Registration page and calendar for details.

2016 was Another GREAT YEAR at


Thank All of you that donated a gift in the Woodgrove Toy Box.

Pajama Night on Dec 4th.

Once again it will be Pajama Night was a success at the Browns Social House.

Customers brought in over 70 pairs of pajamas and got their dinner for half price. You will have to watch for this event again in 2017.