Friday, November 16, 2012

UPDATE: Manotick Parade

Edit (Nov. 27): Details were sent to me this morning.

We are to, "Meet at the Manotick Arena between 12:00 and 12:15 PM to decorate float(s), parade departs at 1:00 PM, return should be by 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM."

What to wear? Please dress warm. The only part of the uniform that is required is the necker. Wear your 1st Manotick necker on the outside, so that it is visible.

What to bring? Please bring something to sit on. We will have hay bales set to provide some cushioning, but nothing beats having a warm snugly blanket to keep warm for the duration of the parade.

Please, no throwing candy. In years past, it was common for folks to toss candy to the crowds from the floats. Parade organizers have requested this to stop, for the safety of participants and spectators alike.

Saturday December 1st - please hold the date. I don't have any details yet, but I believe that this is the date of the annual holiday parade in Manotick.

Every year, Scouts of all ages are invited to participate. Beavers alone fill up a couple of floats and celebrate with the entire village as Santa comes to town. I will update this post when details are shared. Ho Ho Ho.