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Local mother determined to save Santa Parade

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Elf Without Jingles

Local mother determined to save Santa Parade

The Chief

October 6, 2009

Sylvie Paillard

EXCERPT:

A local mother and active volunteer has stepped up to make sure the Santa Claus Parade goes on this year, despite organizational glitches.

A wave of disappointment ran through the community last week when it was revealed the annual Santa Claus Parade could be cancelled. But perhaps no one was more disappointed than Shanda Dosanjh and her two little girls.

Dosanjh said she was shocked by last week’s reports that the Chamber of Commerce was handing the parade organizing duties over to the downtown Business Improvement Association (BIA), whose president reacted by saying the group could not take it on with such short notice.

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“It’s a lot of work, but as long as I have my community to back me, it’ll all be good.”

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Santa Johnny Boy

I'm glad to see that Dosanjh is fighting to keep this parade. She makes Santa Claus proud!

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FuzzyFootFarm

I went through this last year with my local community here. Its a bit of a sad statement but BIA's just don't get behind things in smaller centres even when it is in their collective best interest. My wife and I along with a staff member of the Town here put the whole day together and were hoping to expand the program this year. Unfortunately, our Festivals Committee was disbanded by council in the last summer and the parade turned back to the BIA. No one has contacted me and I no longer can beg people to take my volunteer time. If anyone knows this woman and is in touch with her, I can send her some of the files I generated for last years parade here as well as a number of websites from Ontario communities that have good resources availabe online. No point reinventing the wheel unless you have a full year to plan and develop.

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Santa Eddie

You Go Girl, Without people like you we would not be able to do the things we do.

Thank you for stepping up to the plate and knocking out a HOME RUN.

Santa Eddie

Columbus, Ohio

Buckeye Santa's

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Elf Without Jingles
You Go Girl, Without people like you we would not be able to do the things we do.

Thank you for stepping up to the plate and knocking out a HOME RUN.

Santa Eddie

Columbus, Ohio

Buckeye Santa's

Shanda has a presence on Facebook, for those of you who were wondering. You Santas who have your own Facebook places are encouraged to visit her, and see if you can help her rescue her little town's Santa Claus Parade!

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