In the photo above, Co-Chairs, David Paul (L) and Ed Coon (R) spoke with Hometown TV12 News on Friday morning about the upcoming Rotary Brockville Santa Stationary Parade being held this Saturday, November 27th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Courthouse Green. – Hometown TV12 News Photo
Brockville – Santa Claus returns to Brockville this Saturday, November 27th with the Rotary Brockville Santa Claus Stationary Parade.
David: Well, it’s going to be right on-site here at courthouse green and it’s going to be a stationary kind of display exhibit, not floats. And we’re just trying to keep a safe event. During the time when we were, planning this, there was no kind of numbers out yet in terms of how big we could have or how small. So let’s have something stationary in a high profile area, the good vistas and make a village. So that’s where we’re going. We have the village, approximately 20 venues, so different shapes and sizes and music. And it is on November the 27th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 PM right here.
This year’s theme is ‘Santa’s Village’ and like last year’s parade, Santa, Mrs. Claus and floats will be stationary, but this year you are able to walk by instead of driving by.
Ed: So as everybody well knows, there’s plenty of parking downtown. And if you go to our website at https://scp.rotarybrockville.ca/ there’s an incredibly detailed map, lots of colouring, for parking, the routes, identify everything that we’re doing that afternoon and into the evening. And here’s one plus for people who don’t want to try to come downtown, park at the Brockville Shopping Center just before four o’clock and the City of Brockville, free of charge is running a transit bus on a continual basis from the Brockville Shopping Center. And the bonus of getting on the bus there is that when they come downtown, you will be taken around Blockhouse island, see the river of lights, and then be dropped off at the intersection of King Street and Courthouse Avenue to take part in our evening event.
So the process is you can enter from any street around the parameter of Courthouse Green and Courthouse Avenue, and you will be directed at every barricade at every street intersecting with Courthouse Green. There’ll be a volunteer to direct you in a clockwise manner. We’d very much like everybody to follow the same direction. Your social distancing, although masks are not mandated. Everything we do has been coordinated through the City of Brockville and our local health unit and we’ve been advised very well on different aspects of how we should run our event. We asked for masks, but again, they’re not mandated, but social distancing, and please try to follow the clockwise direction and most of all come down and enjoy the evening.
David: And this is an event too, where you bring your donations. So the Brockville Fire Department will, and Beattie Dodge with the Kinsmen. So food, financial donations, snowsuits can all be received here. There’s going to be one large ladder going up and up in the top of that ladder you may see the Grinch all illuminated. So think about that at Christmas time and there’s a season of giving and providing some gifts to the less fortunate. November 27th, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. And the bonus is that the river of lights is on the same evening as well. So you can catch two attractions and very close together.
Ed: And one other thing on the transit bus, just remember, it’s free of charge from the City of Brockville from 4:00 PM up until an hour after our event at 9:00 PM. So please remember that anytime after nine the regular charges will apply. And other than that, we invite everybody down for a very enjoyable evening.