Every year the committee must decide the Theme for the Santa Claus Parade. This theme helps our float entries to design something that is both unique and uniform.
The 2014 Santa Claus Parade Committee has already been formed. Chaired by our newest members, Amanda and Michelle Y., we will be awaiting some of the great developments from this new team as the year progresses.
The committee and the audience were VERY impressed with the quality of the floats that were presented this year. Our judging panel was very hard pressed to decide who were the best in the various categories available. However, in the end, there were a few who truly did stand out.
Thank you to all of the wonderful artists who participated. Our elves had VERY hard time deciding who would win but were able to make their selections:
Toronto Police Pipe Band formed; Thomas Ross, the first Pipe Major. Ross tartan is worn by the band in honour of PM Ross.
First public appearance in the summer of 1913 performing at the Police Games at Hanlan’s Point
Royal Command performance Allandale Station, Toronto for HRH the Prince of Wales.
The Blue Saints are a DCI Open Class drum and bugle corps based in Sudbury, Ontario Canada and have a very distinguished history within the Drum Corps community. Since their inception in the fall of 1952 the Saints have provided their youth with a sense of pride, work ethic, self esteem and more importantly fun.
The United Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps was formed in September 1998. It was an off-shoot of a Alumni Reunion Drum Corps formed in July 1998 featuring former members of the Simcoe Boy Scout Trumpet Band, Optimists Band, Royal Blues, Simcoe Golden Lions, & Lakeshore Brassmen. All the corps operated out of Simcoe, Ontario, except for the Brassmen, which operated out of nearby Port Dover, Ontario. All five corps originated after the previous corps disbanded, beginning with the Scout Band in 1953
Simcoe Friendship Festival Parade, Simcoe August, 2001 - Click to see more old United Alumni Photos
JCI Brantford gives applause to the Judge's who are volunteering their time to judge the entries this year: