Santas Anonymous


(Donations can be made on-line through the CanadaHelps Web site here.  A tax receipt will be sent by e-mail along with the confirmation of the donation) 

Santas Anonymous is a charitable organization that gathers various food, clothing and toy items in order to prepare personalized donation packages, referred to as hampers, to be donated to the appropriate needy families in the Fort McMurray community during the Christmas season.

The concept began in the 1950’s when a local Catholic priest, Father Beauregard, delivered toys, clothing and food for disadvantaged families in the community. Then in 1961, the Kinsmen Club, a local fraternity, assumed complete responsibility for this project. However, the need to provide greater assistance for the less fortunate people of our community quickly rose and in 1985 the Kinsmen Club approached Father Patrick Mercredi High School for additional manpower and resources.

This partnership has resulted in many successful years of preparing countless hampers for the under-privileged families of Fort McMurray and the surrounding areas.

If you wish to be involved, know that any help is more than welcome as we are in constant need of additional resources. Students along with teacher advisors are the main component of the various teams mentioned above. Join early and gain valuable experience while providing a necessary service to our community..

The organization is a unique opportunity to share your skills, talents and personality, as well as volunteering countless hours for the good of your community.

The Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of Fort McMurray represent a vital segment of Santas Anonymous and also value the input of new enthusiastic and dedicated members.

Please visit the Santas Anonymous Web site at

You can also make a tax deductible charitable donation to support Santas Anonymous at:  


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Contact Info

Father Mercredi High School
455 Silin Forest Rd
Fort McMurray, AB,
T9H 4V6
Phone: (780) 799-5725
Fax:  (780) 799-5740

To report attendance
General Inquiries

Mrs. Natasha MacArthur-Poole

Vice Principals
Mr. Brendan Toner  Grade 7 and 10

Mrs. Connie Farrell  Grade 9 and 11

Mrs. Deborah Kitching  Grade 8 and 12

Learning Coaches

Mr. Bob Van Thiel

Eithne Pierre



Ms. Kate MacDonald (extension 5413)

Mrs. Trudy Finnson (extension 5512)

Classroom Support Teachers

Christa DeMerchant (extension 5415)

Jeff Power (extension 5416)

Science & Technology Centre

Mr. Tim Kilburn-Project Consultant

FNMI Aboriginal Liaisons

TrudieAnn Plamondon (extension 5477) Grade 10-12

Kayla Aikins (extension 5516) Grade 7-9