MEMO from SANTA
2019 Santa Claus Parade
The 2019 Santa Claus Parade is Saturday, December 7th, and starts promptly at 6:00 pm with Town officials in the lead and me (Santa) as the grand finale!
The lineup of floats and vehicles will start between 4:30 – 5:00 pm. Town staff will be located at certain road placements and will be assisted by Dominic Demers and Ann Morris. Placement in the parade is rotated. It does not matter what street you will be
lined upon, you will be guided into the parade sporadically.
Green Street, Goose Ave, and Terrington Lane will be closed to traffic
at 4:30 pm.
If you are dropping off children or will be walking in the parade, PLEASE PARK YOUR CAR AT THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE PARISH or ELIZABETH GOUDIE BUILDING and walk to the school. PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY FROM GOING DOWN THE BLOCKED STREETS- YOU MUST DROP KIDS OR PARADE WALKERS AT THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BLDG TO THEN WALK
TO QPMS All FLOAT VEHICLES must enter by way of Palliser – Town staff will direct flatbeds/floats/parade vehicles etc to park on designated streets For the safety of pedestrians there will be absolutely NO Parking in the school parking lot.
Drivers MUST stay with their vehicles in case of an emergency.
DRESS WARMLY! The route is short (just 1 km long), but it will be quite cold outdoors, and the parade will be slow-moving. The parade will end at the College of the North Atlantic. To avoid congestion in the college parking lot, please continue to move around the full parking lot to park on Hill Crest Road toward Tenth Street.
Awards will be presented for:
Best Illuminated Entry,
Best Adherence to the Theme of “Cabin Christmas”, and
Best Commercial Entry
We would appreciate if you could delegate a couple of people to walk along with your vehicle/float, for safety.
PLEASE DO NOT THROW OR DISTRIBUTE CANDY AND GIFT AT THE CROWDS. Children may be tempted to run out in front of moving floats or vehicles. Treat Bags have been prepared by our Volunteer Firefighters.
Drive VERY SLOWLY and be prepared to stop. Leave lots of space between floats, vehicles and walking participants. After the parade, Santa will meet with the children at the College Gym!
Please join us after the parade at the College for the Awards Presentations and meet me (Santa)!