For the third year in a row, St David of Wales Anglican Church in East Vancouver is bringing back a Christmas holiday favorite. “Scrooge”, a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol, will be performed in  the church, located at 2475 Franklin Street, on December 13th, 14th and 15th. The performance, a benefit for Tillicum Community School Annex, is the brainchild of noted Vancouver actor Simon Bradbury, who has brought together the group of talented professional performers who will bring Dickens’ classic characters to life.

St David’s is one of the oldest buildings in East Vancouver’s Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood. Its creaking floors, high ceiling and gothic-shaped windows provide a perfect setting for Ebenezer Scrooge’s ghostly encounters with the spirits of Christmas.

Tillicum Community Annex is a small school located just a few blocks from St David’s. It is a designated Inner City school with a diverse multicultural population of approximately 110 students from Kindergarten to Grade 4. Approximately one-third of the students are Aboriginal and well over half speak English as a second language. The school population is made up of families that fall under the categories of working poor, families receiving social assistance, as well as middle-income earners.

Tickets for this community fund-raiser, limited to 120 each night, are available now and at the door, and cost $15 for adults, $7.50 for children and $50 for families.

For more information, call St David’s at 604.253.8524.