2011 Santa Claus Parade Results

WOW!!

Everyone went all out for our 25th Annual Santa Claus Parade! Thank you very much to everyone who had an entry in the parade. It really was a great evening for everybody. Our panel of 7 judges, who were placed around the entire parade route, had a really tough assignment.

Commercial Float In Town:
Tied for First:
Town of High River, Downtown Business Association, Farmboy Landscaping & Maintenance.
Tied for Second:
High River AutoPlex & RV, Servus Credit Union
Tied for Third:
D&S Auto, Rexall Drugs
Honorable Mentions:
Moody’s Equipment, Austen Jewellers, Lutes Building Centre

Commercial Out of Town:
Tied for First:
Town of Okotoks, Shawne Excavating
Tied for Second:
City Wide Towing & Recovery, Canadian Pacific Railway “Puffer Belly”
Tied for Third:
Aspen Crossing, Canadian Tire – Okotoks

Organizations: Churches, Schools & Youth
Tied for First:
Salvation Army, LDS Church, Cayley School, Sheppard Family Park
Tied for Second:
Newfoundland Dog Fanciers, Block Parents Association, First High River Scouts, High River Stetson 4H
Tied for Third:
Foothills Al Azhar Shriners, Canadian Parents for French – High River, Meadowbank 4H, Brant Christian School

Horse Entries:
First Place:
Western Financial Group
Second Place:
McBride Career Group – Miniature Horses

Antique Cars, Trucks & Tractors:
First Place:
Moody’s Equipment
Tied for Second:
Power of Print, DeeAlta Tires
Tied for Third:
Aspen Crossing, Niemans Drilling, Perfect Paws

Thank you to everyone who participated to make this such a great event.

  • To all the entrants in the Parade
  • To Sarah Curle who put on such a great show on the Stampede Stage
  • To the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede ‘Stampede Stage’ volunteers
  • To all the businesses and groups who had hot chocolate, coffee, hot dogs, candy canes and cookies around the parade route
  • To Lynette and Sharon at the Chamber of Commerce
  • The Town of High River and the Town Operations Dep’t
  • Hugh Joyce and the staff at Farmway Machinery
  • To the RCMP, High River Protective Services, the Fire Dep’t. and EMS
  • The Kinsmen Club of High River, the Rotary Club of High River and the River City Classics Car Club
  • To AM1140, Sun Country 99.7FM, the Eagle 100.9FM and the High River Times
  • And especially, to all the people who came out to cheer on our entries in the parade and make this such a memorable evening!

We look forward to seeing everyone again on Friday, December 7th, 2012 for our 26th Annual Santa Claus Parade. The theme will be “Children’s Wishes”.

“Have a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!”

 

Ted Dawson
Chairman – High River Santa Claus Parade

25th Annual Santa Parade

Hope everyone stayed warm and happy and had a wonderful time at the parade tonight.

Here’s a letter from our favorite (tall) elf, Mr. Ted Dawson to all the participants (and spectators) of this year’s Parade.

Special thanks to Sue and John Nibourg for joining us for this year’s event.

THE BEST ONE EVER!!!!

Thank You Letter

Santa Parade Route

Santa Parade Mapas supplied by the Town of High River.

Please note: The parade route is closed off to public traffic.

The parade starts at 6:30 PM and is expected to take about 1 hour (depending upon # of entries) to pass a given point on the route. Various groups and businesses will have warm drinks and snacks along the route but don’t forget to dress for the weather.

There have been some last minute changes to this map so if you’ve downloaded the map previous to November 23rd, 2011 please take a look at the version now uploaded.