Santa Claus parade Saturday in Montreal

Photo: Jacques Nadeau Le Devoir
The 67th santa Claus Parade will get underway from 11am on the rue Sainte-Catherine street, between Fort and Saint-Urbain.

Thousands of children will attend on Saturday at the official arrival of Father Christmas to the city centre of Montreal.

 

The 67th santa Claus Parade of Destination centre-ville will get underway from 11am on the rue Sainte-Catherine street, between Fort and Saint-Urbain.

 

The parade will bring together two dozen floats including, of course, those of the Fairy of the stars and Father Christmas. Many artists, musicians, dancers, and crowd pleasers will also be of the party. This year, the Fairy of the stars will be embodied by the broadcaster and columnist Vanessa Pilon.

 

Once again, for a 21st year, the Corporation urgences-santé poses a nice gesture by mobilizing volunteers, a hundred employees, including several paramedics, in order to allow about fifty children from four hospitals in montreal and their families to attend the parade.

 

They will carry on the rue Sainte-Catherine, sometimes by ambulance, and will take care of their small needs during the event. In the case of young patients at the CHU Sainte-Justine, the Montreal children’s Hospital, the Centre de réadaptation Marie-enfant and the Shriners Hospital for children.

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