Toys will be collected along the parade route to provide gifts to children in need this Christmas. The parade will end at 2 p.m.
Additional closures will take place on Laurier Avenue W. between Nicholas and Elgin streets, Elgin Street between Albert and Gloucester streets, and Second Avenue between Bank and Lyon streets.
Vic Bovingdon, chair of the Lions Club Santa Claus Parade in Kitchener, estimates he puts in at least eight hours a day with other volunteers, as they put the finishing touches on the Santa float, create the parade lineup and work out other logistical details.
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She says,”They will see that the floats can travel through there (the school’s parking lot area) a little more efficiently and get people off board (of the floats) in a safe manner. It’s very difficult keeping 2,000 people safe in a parade…we’ve had to take extra precautions this year because we’ve far outgrown Quinte Secondary school.”