Santa In The Media

Neighbours of Dundarave Magazine features Santa Hank


When you see Santa waving from his minivan in the West Vancouver Community Day Parade on a sunny day in June, you may do a double-take, but you won’t be able to stop smiling.
Hank Brennan is known as “Santa Hank” to the people he helps and this year will mark the 10th anniversary of his inspired project, “Hank’s Christmas Glitter.”…

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Santa Hank receives Canada 150 Award


In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Government of Canada has provided Members of Parliament with 20 unique commemorative pins to recognize outstanding Canadians in their ridings…

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Salvaging humanity: North Vancouver man recycles hope


Every day he is at it, either collecting or sorting water bottles, pop cans, juice containers, beer cans, wine bottles – you name it. If it’s refundable, Hank manages to find it. Some of the containers are worth a nickel, others a dime.

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‘Santa Hank’ spreading holiday cheer one can at a time


With every empty beer can, water bottle and juice box he collects, Hank Brennan is making a difference in the lives of those who need it the most. Brennan, affectionately known as “Santa Hank” in his community, spends 20 hours a week…

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‘Santa Hank’ bringing hope to people in need, one can at a time


Wine bottles. Pop cans. Juice containers. Beer empties. Bags filled with recyclables like these are piled high to the ceiling inside North Vancouver resident Hank Brennan’s shed – a very special place…

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BCIT Magazine Interview with Santa Hank

Katie Johnson from BCIT Magazine interviews Hank at the North Pole Bottle Depot in North Vancouver on February 28, 2016.



Homelessness, simply defined, is the absence of a place to live. Approximately 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness each year. The number of homeless people, and the length of time they spend homeless continues to rise.