8 Wing and 5 Wing help RCMP spread holiday cheer to the north
A special Christmas is in store for children living in northern Canada thanks, in part, to personnel at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario, and 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador.
As in previous years, the wings helped the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) ensure their annual “Toys for the North” initiative went off without a hitch.
Each year, thousands of toys are collected by members of the RCMP and volunteers in hopes of giving children in some of Canada’s most northerly and remote communities a Christmas to remember. A lot of hard work and effort is required to ensure the donated toys make it from Toronto to the children receiving them. Even Santa himself was impressed by the large-scale operation and the collaboration that went into getting the job done when he saw the team in action at 5 Wing.
- Date modified: