LINDSAY: Santa's coming to Lindsay this weekend, on Sunday, November 19th, at 2:00 p.m. to be exact. Old Saint Nick will kick off his annual procession at the Fleming College Frost campus and end by the Academy Theatre on Kent Street East.
Parade co-ordinator Jenn Ellis said, Lindsay was one of the communities selected to receive the Canada 150th Celebration Grant, which allowed the planning committee to hire more entertainment this year.
“The 2017 Lindsay Santa Claus Parade is honoured to be chosen as a recipient of the Canada 150th Celebration Grant, through the City of Kawartha Lakes Community Partnership and Development Fund Program,” says Ellis. “Because of this funding, we are excited to bring a few new bands to the parade in 2017.”
Ellis adds, “This year we are celebrating 150 years of Canadian Christmas. We have a special band coming from Toronto, they’ll be walking on stilts while playing the drums, and we were able to get nine bands to perform, which is a few more than we usually have.”
Some of the bands include, Kawartha Kavaliers, Lindsay Pipes & Drums, 2817 RC Army Cadets & Band, Navy League Ptbo Branch Sea Cadetband, Crestwood Drumline, Salvation Army Band, and Maraca Tall Stilt Drumming Performers.
“As of November 9th we have 33 floats registered,” she said. “There will be free face painting in front of the Lindsay Public Library and we’ll also be collecting toys for the annual Kinsmen Toy Drive throughout the parade.”
Kawartha Dairy will also be on the scene handing out free milk, and Canada Post is set to collect letters to Santa.
“People usually start lining up around 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.,” says Ellis. “We’re hoping for good weather!”
For more information, visit www.lindsayparade.com or email email@example.com.