The parade can be watched below. Well most of it . . . I had a little problem covering it this year: I was riding with one of the floats for most of the parade. I tried to get off near the end and capture the beginning as it wound it’s way around downtown. I just missed the pipers, the firetruck, the Piranhas float and not much else. Enjoy.
While the Snow didn’t make an appearance the temperature was appropriately cold for the Santa Claus Parade on Dec 7. But the families lining the route showed that a little cold wasn’t going to keep them from enjoying the festivities.
Greenwood is celebrating Founders Day on July 14 and 15 this year.
Admission is by Donation with the money shared between Founders Day and the Greenwood Food Bank so please be generous.
The line-up for who is appearing / what is happening on the stage:
All the vendor spots appeared to be full at the beginning of Saturday. You can see or yourself in the VR Walk through I did early in the morning. Once the video begins you can change the direction you are looking in by dragging around your mouse finger in the video.
This year’s parade went off smoothly with no stalls or waits. The weather was accommodating and the onlookers appreciative.
the area’s MP Richard Cannings was present (he even rode a bike in the parade) as was Local MLA Linda Larsen. The Pipe band began the day’s official kick off festivities. While I don’t have the speechifying I did capture the band proceeding to the stage. When the video begins the band is behind you so you will have to ‘turn around’ to see them . . .
Dec 2 is the day Santa came to town.
You can see him riding the last float in the parade video below.
The weather cooperated – Grand Forks got its first snowfall of the season just in time for the parade.
After the parade was the official switching on of the ‘tree’ and light display in Gyro Park. This year there are 3 trees.
A lot of people came out and enjoyed the events. Many are giving congratulations to the people who put all this on.