Mrs. Claus: “We love visiting the Sault every year!”

rotary santa parade

The 74th Rotary Santa Claus Parade to take place on November 23

Press Release

The Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie has some interesting news about the big man in red. As it turns out the Sault is one of Santa’s favourite places to visit when he is not at the North Pole. Our little city is so special to him that he is bringing Mrs. Claus with him as a little getaway from the shop before the busy season.

“You always hear about how nice the Claus’ are, but you never realize it until you have a conversation with them. I called them this morning to make sure everything was still on for the parade in a couple of weeks. Mrs. Claus went on and on about how much they liked the Sault and how friendly the people are. She also blames Santa’s famously big belly on our pizza. Every time she turns her back the guy is pulling a Sault-style pizza out of his big red sack… They are both very excited to come back again this year,” recounted Lance Thunder, Marketing Intern at the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie.

rotary christmas parade route 2013This November 23rd the parade will again start in front of the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre at 6:00pm sharp. From there it goes north on Pim for one block, then turns left onto Queen St. E and continues until the intersections of Queen St. E and Gore St.

This evening of pageantry and entertainment has been making childhood memories in our community since 1939.

The Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie has been an active part of the community since 1918.

The club’s primary charitable mandate is to offer support to children with physical disabilities. This is done in close partnership with Easter Seals Ontario through fundraising projects such as the Take Your Pick Car Draw, Snowarama for Easter Seals Kids, TD Canada Trust Change for Change in the Life of an Easter Seals Child (formerly called Penny Power), the Easter Seals Telethon and Battle of the Sections. The club also supports community building events like ROTARYFEST – The Sault’s Summer Festival!, student exchange programs, Bell Celebrity Skate and Swim for Rotary Youth Projects Presented by Agero, the Algoma Rotary science Fair and the Sault Ste. Marie Sports Awards program.

2013 Parade Application and General Information

For more information, please contact the Rotary office.
Phone: (705) 945-1279
Email: [email protected]