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Caught on camera: Baby’s first Christmas, Dal’s 95th

For more than 20 years, B.C. big band legend Dal Richards has visited St. Paul’s Hospital dressed as Santa Claus

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Elena Vardanyan holds her newborn daughter, Sophia, as they are visited by big band leader Dal Richards, 95, dressed as Santa Claus at the maternity centre at St. Paul’s Hospital. Mr. Richards has been dressing up as Santa for more than 20 years to visit on behalf of the children’s charity Variety. He sings carols and hands out stuffed animals and blankets to children and their parents.

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