Photos: Annual toy drive makes big splash in Richmond

Richmond News

Hearts were warm on Saturday morning as the community gathered to support the Richmond Christmas Fund.

Richmondites arrived with toys and donations for Richmond RCMP’s eighth annual toy drive and enjoyed mini donuts while checking out booths by local organizations and businesses on Nov. 19.

The dunk tank also made a triumphant return, with Richmond RCMP Officer-in-Charge Chief Supt. Dave Chauhan and Richmond South-Centre MLA Henry Yao stepping up to the plank.

Chauhan, who was getting dunked for the first time ever, said he was “a little nervous but also very excited” about this “unique experience.”

“This is such a great event for such a great cause to help the children and families during this holiday season, and I’m just so happy to be here,” he said. Chauhan was plunged into the freezing tank amidst cheers as Mayor Malcolm Brodie hit the bullseye with one try. …

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