December 4, 2016, Cassidy Lake – Members from the various NB and PEI Lions clubs, guests, family members and staff gathered for an afternoon of Christmas joy with the Portage youth. Everyone welcomed Santa and Mrs. Claus who, with the help of the cheerful elves, presented gifts to each of the Portage youth. The adolescents, for who past Christmas Holidays may have been difficult, indicated their appreciation to the Lions. A special gift was kept for last when all guests witnessed the transition phase of the Portage program; a female youth having completed all phases of the residential rehabilitation treatment was returning to her home environment. This emotional transition was perceived by all, especially when the parents expressed their gratitude to Portage for having their daughter with them at this magical time of the year!