Last Saturday night Auburn Bay held its annual Parade of Lights event and it was a great success. Families lined up along the street on a warm December evening to spread Christmas cheer and bring the community together. A lot of effort went into the floats and the residents, young and old, enjoyed it all.
We were so impressed with the organization and quality of the parade. An event like this doesn't happen by itself. Over 35 people volunteered to work as street marshals, and manning hot chocolate, cookie and craft tables. Not to mention the hours of planning involved to make the parade a success. Having our 2 fantastic community groups working together as a team created phenomenal results
Here is a list of all of the floats that were in the parade:
1. Calgary Police Escort--- had the lights on and turned on the siren every couple of blocks. The kids thought this was very cool and the adults were probably happy they weren't getting pulled over.
2. Girl Guides
4. Mahogany Scholars PreSchool
5. Shoppers Drug Mart Seton
6. TD Seton
7. SaveOn Foods
8. A & W
9. Seton Optometry
10. Foothills Soccer
11. Tommyfield Gastro Pub
12. Gone to Grandmas
13. Ringette Team
14. Bridal Beauty Bar
15. Infinity Baton & Dance
16. Auburn Bay Public School K-4 Playgroup Group
17. Redd Skull Comics
18. Resident's Association
19. Horsin Around Community Association
The Calgary Fire Department supplied a firetruck and Calgary EMS had an ambulance ( both with flashing lights) in the community centre parking lot. Kids of all ages and their parents could climb in, explore and ask all sorts of questions of the firefighters and paramedics.
It's really awesome to live in such a fantastic family neighbourhood like Auburn Bay. We would like to wholeheartedly thank all of the volunteers, community association members & parade participants for their time and efforts for bringing such joy to our wonderful community.
Have a Safe Holiday & a Merry Christmas Everyone!
Ryan MacDonald, B.Sc. Real Estate Professional
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