15th Annual Santa Claus Parade is on its way

Ho! Ho! Ho! The Holidays are here and Santa is on his way!

Santa will be riding into town this weekend, for the 15th Annual Vancouver Santa Claus Parade, December 2, 2018.

Hundreds of thousands are expected to fill downtown Vancouver to view the parade, volunteer and participate in the parade in bands, choirs, floats and community organizations.  Before the parade, fuel up your troupe with Breakfast with Santa at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver from 9:30am – 10:30am. Then at Noon, the parade route begins at West Georgia at Broughton Street, runs east on West Georgia to Howe Street then comes to an end at Howe at Davie Street.  The route passes Christmas Square at šx????n?q Xwtl’e7én? Square at Vancouver Art Gallery, which features fun for kids, young and old face painting, kids crafts, ‘letters to Santa’ writing stations, entertainment and more.

As well, Vancouver Santa Claus Parade charity partners the CKNW Kids’ Fund and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank will also be onsite at the Square collecting donations.  If you forget to bring your donation to the parade, stop by a TELUS corporate store until December 9th, for every food bank item donated to the collection boxes in the stores, TELUS will donate an additional $5.00 to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.  After the parade, head to Telus Garden Laneway between Robson and West Georgia St, for more entertainment, festive fun and get a family photo with Santa.

With the big crowds it is best to plan ahead, arrive early, take transit to avoid the road closures.  Viewing is most congested around the Georgia Steet & Howe Street intersection, good options are to watch near the start or finish of the route. An accessible viewing area set up in on the East side of Howe Street, just south of Georgia Street.
If you can’t make it to downtown Vancouver to watch the parade in person, tune into Global BC and BC1 to watch the Vancouver Santa Claus Parade telecast starting a week after the parade.

Pink Shirt Day 2014

Pink Shirt 2014Tomorrow, Wednesday February 26th take a stand against bullying by wearing your pink shirt to work or school. Pink Shirt Day aims to raise awareness on the issues of bullying in our schools, workplaces and online and helps people to stand up against bullies and step in when we see it happening to others. People across the province are encouraged to wear something pink to symbolize that society will no longer tolerate bullying anywhere.

If you haven’t already, run out an buy your official Pink Shirt Day Tee at London Drugs, money raised on the day goes to the CKNW Orphans Fund.

Print the Pink Shirt Day poster  and share the Pink Shirt Day PSA to help raise awareness and encourage others to take part

Share your PinkShirtDay 2014 photos on Facebook  and on Twitter at @Pinkshirtday with hashtag #pinkshirtday.
Spread the love and tell people Bullying Stops Here!

Pink Shirt Day 2012

Tomorrow is Leap Day! So why not take a leap of faith and wear pink to support Pink Shirt Day, helping prevent bullying.
Inspired by two noble high school students in Nova Scotia who wore pink to supported a fellow student who was bullied for wearing the colour to school, Pink Shirt Day has been a BC provincial event since 2009. Supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs and CKNW’s Orphan’s Fund, Pink T-shirts are sold at London Drugs making it easy for everyone to get onboard and say no to bullying.
Whether you were bullied or are a reformed bully the Pink Shirt Day website invites everyone to share their stories.  Your story may inspire someone to have the strength to get through a tough time or perhaps shed light on their poor choices and seek help to understand why they bully.