Sydney Blunden will turn nine on Saturday, August 20th. Instead of having her friends and family wrap up presents for her, she has asked for people to bring a gift of food or toys for the SPCA. This idea stemmed from one afternoon of cleaning her room, when she realized that she already had plenty of enough stuff. A friend of hers back in Kindergarten had done something similar for a food bank in Kelowna, but Sydney’s love for animals made her choose to help the SPCA. Sydney’s mom Terry is proud of her daughter, and will continue to encourage her other children to do the same.