Parade of Lights
Mark your calendar! The Parade of Lights takes place November 29th, 2014 at 6:00 pm.
The SVA’s annual Parade of Lights is a community favourite, drawing thousands of spectators along the parade route. Each year, dozens of beautifully decorated community floats set the tone for Santa’s much anticipated arrival at the end of the parade. Merry makers are also encouraged to stay for the lighting of Village Square Park, and to share in some hot chocolate.
The parade will proceed south on Stittsville Main Street, from just south of Hazeldean Road to Carleton Cathcart Street. There is no formal registration, just your commitment to participate, and in lieu of entry fees, participants are asked to consider a donation to the Stittsville Food Bank.
If you’d like to participate, please get in touch with your name and organization/business (contact info below). Full parade instructions will be sent out shortly along with a liability waiver which you will be asked to complete and return (fax or email). Please let us know as soon as you can whether you will be able to enter a float (indicating length overall, including the towing vehicle, if any) and whether you will be having music on board. When decorating, please keep in mind that this is an evening Parade of Lights, meant to highlight the festive season.
We are also in need of volunteers to stand by traffic barricades along the parade route. It’s a great way for students 16+ (younger may be accompanied by an adult) to gain community service hours while taking in the parade.
Marilyn Jenkins (email)