Santa and His Super Hero is a book born from late night stories and a respect for our local heroes.



Before going to sleep at night, a young Nathan would sit on his bed with his father, Keven McTaggart and come up with stories of Santa and Christmas. Being an inquisitive young man, Nathan began to wonder what would happen if Santa got stuck in a chimney. Together, father and son came up with different scenarios to add to their short stories. Firefighters played a major role as they would rescue Santa in the stories.

Creation of the book


Nathan and Keven eventually decided to put their stories together in the form of a book. They were finally contacted by a self-publishing organization that helped them get closer to their goal. Nathan was so excited to share his book with his friends that he brought it to his 2015/2016 class at Harbour View Elementary School. There, his teacher, Mrs. Shinkewski thought that it would be a neat idea to let her students draw the illustrations.

The BC Burn Fund


COQUITLAM,BC:NOVEMBER 29, 2016 -- Nathan McTaggart poses for a photo with the book and members of the Austin Heights Fire Station in Coquitlam, BC, November, 29, 2016. Nathan wrote about Santa getting stuck in the chimney and firefighters had to rescue him. (Richard Lam/PNG) (For Tracy Sherlock) 00046527A [PNG Merlin Archive] There is never a wrong time to teach children about charity. When Santa and His Super Hero was published, Keven thought that it provided a good opportunity to share this lesson with Nathan. To them, it only seemed right that since the book was about firefighters, they would support a cause in relation to them. The net proceeds from the sales of Santa and His Super Hero are given in support of the BC Professional Firefighters' Burn Fund. The Burn Fund has partnered with the Vancouver Park Board for the past 20 years to present the magic and illumination of Bright Nights in Stanley Park. On November 29th, Keven and Nathan will be giving this year's donation to the BC Burn Fund at their VIP event of Bright Nights in Stanley Park. Buy a copy of their book in support of this great cause and to pick up some great reading material. The book is an entertaining read that you will definitely enjoy. And with Christmas coming up, you could also purchase a few extra copies to give to your loved ones. Also visit the BC Burn Fund website to find out other ways you can help.

Where to get your copy?


You can order your copy of Santa and His Super Hero directly from the website or from IndigoSanta and His Super Hero is a great Christmas book for all children. It's even equipped with a special page in the back where children can write their Christmas wishes. This page can be cut out and sent as a letter to Santa. Get in touch with Team Leo to learn more about this book at (604) 936-1111 or at team@teamleo.com. We hope everyone has a happy and safe Christmas!

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It's that time of year again. The weather's wet, the temperature's dropped and our giving spirit is in full swing. Once again, Team Leo is working with the Realtors Care Blanket Drive to make sure everyone stays warm this winter. There are too many people out there cold, hungry and in need of a little bit of comfort. Over the last 23 years, the Blanket Drive has helped more than 300,000 people in our communities. This success is thanks to YOU! Your donations have provided those in need with warmth and support. And we could use your support again this year.

How we help

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We collect donations of winter gear to give to the homeless, working poor and anyone else who is in need during the cold season. We then take the donations directly to those in need to make sure all those in need has something to keep them warm. Our mission is the same every year, to spread hope and warmth to everyone.

How you can help


Come stop by our Team Leo office during office hours to drop off your donations. We will welcome you and your donations with a happy smile and maybe even a cup of coffee. Our office is open from: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Items to look for in your closet

The following items are appreciated for any age:

  • gently used or new blankets or sleeping bags
  • warm clothing and coats
  • hats, gloves and scarves
  • new socks and underwear
  • plastic ponchos and bivy sacks

Your generosity could help keep someone warm this year.

Keeping others warm

Everyone has clothes in their closet that they'll never look at again. One man's junk is another man's gold. Let someone else make use of what you don't. We make sure the items you donate goes directly to those in need. If you have any questions about the donation or if you'd like to talk to one of us directly to know more about how you can help, call (604) 936-1111 or email team@teamleo.com.

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Who doesn't  like playing games? And if you love games as much as you do, then you'll definitely want to join Team Leo's fun. If you don't know what we're talking about, go to the Team Leo Facebook page and see the post about our Smart Car game.

What's the Smart Car game?


We love our neighborhood and we want to share all of our favorite locations with you. So for the next few weeks, Team Leo will be driving the team smart car to different locations throughout the Tri-Cities area. The car will be left at a location until it is found by you! The first person to find the car wins a prize. We want to give everyone a chance, so to make it fair, you can only win once. That means that there will be a new winner for every new location. Make sure to follow the Team Leo Facebook page so you can keep track of the car for a better chance to win the free giveaway!

How to find the car?

The smart car will always be parked within the Tri-Cities. The first person to find the car at the new location is the winner. If you have trouble finding the car and the car goes undetected for a few days, then we will give a few little 'hints' to help you locate it. Pay very close attention to any comments or photos anyone from Team Leo posts about it.

Are there rules?

Like any game, this one has rules too. But no need to worry, they're very simple. Find the car, take a selfie with the car and post the selfie to Facebook. Don't forget to like the Team Leo Facebook page and tag Team Leo in your selfie post.

What's the prize?

Good question! We have some gift cards that we want to share with you.

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All Canadian children are familiar with the concept of Remembrance Day. Every November 11th, they go to a ceremony where there is a parade and they stand in silence until a bugle horn begins to play. We are taught the significance of the ceremony and how it commemorates those who died in armed conflicts. The significance of Remembrance Day is much greater than what we think. It is also a day that some veterans had to fight for in order to get recognition. Here are 5 facts about Remembrance Day that you may not have known.

1. Remembrance Day used to be known as Armistice Day


Most of the British Empire recognized the end of World War I as Armistice Day. It was celebrated on the second Monday in November, which at the time was the same day as Thanksgiving. In the past, there was less public demonstration to honor this day. While most veterans and their families would gather in churches and local memorials, they were supported by few other Canadians. It wasn't until 1928 where recognized citizens, most of whom were veterans, pushed for greater recognition. They also wanted a day of remembrance that didn't coincide with the Thanksgiving holiday. In 1931, it was decreed that Remembrance Day would fall on November 11 and would emphasize the memory of fallen soldiers.

2. Two-minutes of silence is held at 11 am


On November 11, 1918, the armistice was signed at 5 am in a railway carriage in France. The first World War ended six hours later, at 11 am. A two-minute silence is observed to remember those who lost their lives in conflict. The moment of silence is due to the practice in Cape Town, South Africa, where they held a daily three-minute silence. This was known as the Three Minute Pause. One minute was in thanksgiving for those who had returned alive, the second minute was to remember the fallen.

3. Poppies are worn during a remembrance period


The poppy is the symbol of Remembrance Day. Poppies are worn for a remembrance period that runs from the last Friday in October until November 11. The tradition to wear poppies began when the red flower was seen growing over the graves of soldiers. Poppies are also worn at other memorial events throughout the year, such as anniversaries of important battles. Every year, the Royal Canadian Legion sells replica poppies to provide assistance to veterans in need.

4. The National Remembrance Day Ceremony


The Canadian Legion organizes the National Remembrance Day Ceremony on behalf of the people of Canada. The Governor General of Canada presides over the ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The ceremony is broadcast nationally and can be watched from 10:15 am to 12:00 pm through Facebook Live stream.

5. The National Silver Cross Mother


Every year, the Royal Canadian Legion chooses a candidate to be the National Silver Cross Mother. This representative symbolizes all mothers whose sons or daughters died while on active duty. The annual honoree places a wreath at the base of the National War Memorial at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony.

Remembrance Day in Coquitlam


The Royal Canadian Legion #263 will host the traditional Remembrance Day ceremony at the Blue Mountain Park Cenotaph. The ceremony will begin at 9:45 am at Como Lake Middle School. At 10:30 am, a parade will follow along Winslow Avenue to the cenotaph on Veteran's Way. Service at the cenotaph will begin at 11 am. More details about this event can also be found on the City of Coquitlam website here.

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