Santa on his way to Hardy

Organizer Angie Clance hoping to build on momentum for third annual Santa Parade.

PORT HARDY—Last year’s second annual Santa Parade showed a marked increase in turnout over the 2010 debut. Organizer Angie Clance is hoping to build on that momentum when the third annual event takes place Dec. 2 from Thunderbird Mall to the tree-lighting at Carrot Park.

“Last year was phenomenal,” said Clance. “We had 22 floats, with people walking and decorated cars. The more the better.”

The parade begins at 4 p.m. and follows the route used by the annual Filomi Days Parade each July, from the mall down Granville to Rupert, east to Gray Street, south to Market Street and west to the park alongside the Chamber of Commerce office, where free hot dogs, hot chocolate and candy canes will be distributed.

The parade is timed to wrap up around dusk, in advance of the Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Santa will also make an appearance, of course.

Clance welcomes all participants who wish to take part in the parade, and also welcomes any donations from individuals or businesses. Any money raised in addition to insurance costs goes right back into the event, she said.

To sign up for the parade, donate or for other information, phone Clance at 250-949-7248 days, 250-949-9712 evenings, email aclance@monk.ca or stop by Monk Office Supply in Port Hardy.

 

Just Posted

Scotiabank faces disgruntled Port Alice crowd

Residents were told the ATM will not be staying, along with the vault and other physical attributes.

VIDEOS: North Island Bantam Eagles place second at Tier 3 Bantam Championships in Port Hardy

“This is now a piece of North Island history and will be talked about for many years to come.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tier 3 Bantam Championships

“The packed arena and electricity within was fantastic.”

Port Hardy RCMP issues warning about recent overdose

“Our primary concern is public safety. We are urging the public to be aware of what is circulating.”

Port Hardy RCMP looking for volunteers who are interested in public safety

“The volunteer program will include community and crime prevention programs”

VIDEO: The ‘most cosmopolitan’ of butterflies could migrate to B.C.

The painted lady butterfly will likely arrive this summer from Southern California

North Island Peewee Eagles go 2-2 at Tier 3 Championships in Powell River

All told, it was a pretty successful season for the North Island Peewee Eagles.

Sentencing begins for indecent caller

Vancouver Island man pleaded guilty to making indecent phone and video calls to women across B.C.

Sources say Trudeau rejected Wilson-Raybould’s conservative pick for high court

Wilson-Raybould said Monday “there was no conflict between the PM and myself”

First Nations public art piece stolen in Nanaimo

Spindle Whorl went missing over the weekend, according to Nanaimo RCMP

Father-son duo at B.C. Children’s Hospital helps new dads fight depression

The pair teamed up to introduce the only known research-based mindfulness workshop for new dads

Mexican restaurant in B.C. told to take down Mexican flag

General manager of Primo’s Mexican Grill in White Rock: ‘I’ve never heard of anything like this’

B.C. NDP moves to provide tax credits, tax cut for LNG Canada

Provincial sales tax break of $596 million repayable after construction

COLUMN: Smart phone too powerful a tool to yank from students’ hands

Rather than ban them from schools, let’s teach kids to harness their phone’s power and use it properly

Most Read