10th Annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade

Rogers Santa Claus Parade


Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

The Parade is in downtown Vancouver, located just blocks from the Burrard, City Centre, Granville and Waterfront SkyTrain stations.

Parade route:
The Parade starts at Georgia and Broughton, travels east on Georgia to Howe, turns south on Howe, and finishes at Howe and Davie. (1.8 kms)

The Parade has over 300 volunteers. Sign up to volunteer!

The Parade has more than 3,500 participants. This year’s Parade will feature more than 60 marching bands, choirs, festive floats, and community groups. Sign up to participate!

Each year the Parade attracts 300,000 spectators to downtown Vancouver.

Coast Capital Savings Christmas Square:
The festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. with two and a half hours of family entertainment at the Coast Capital Savings Christmas Square in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Christmas Square includes the Food Bank drop-off zone, gingerbread decorating station, face painting, Letters to Santa station, balloon twisting, and an entertainment stage featuring several music and dance performances. (10:30 am-1 pm)

The Parade is one of the largest food and fund raising events for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Since 2004, the Parade has collected $110,000 and more than 67,380 lbs. of food for hungry families in the Lower Mainland. On Parade day, we encourage spectators to bring a monetary or non-perishable food donation for the Food Bank. For each dollar donated, the food Bank can purchase three dollars’ worth of food.

CC:Press release

Vancouver Food Bank Fundraiser – Lunch and Produce by Donation

This day started all wrong. Everything that could go wrong or be broken did. I was so jacked on adrenaline because I was so pissed off before I even headed out my door. So I shimmed into my hottest dressed, brushed my hair and dolled myself up, to try to make myself feel better.

On the way to work I heard music coming from the art gallery. I saw colourful tents, I was already late for work, so I decided to check it out

Vancouver Food Bank Fundraiser  - Organic produce

It was Vancouver Food Bank’s annual Thanksgiving fundraiser. This year’s theme is organics, breakfast, lunch produce by donation. With so many happy faces I was soon smiling too. It felt good to do something great and meaningful.

fundraiser Vancouver Food Bank
happy volunteers at Vancouver Food Bank

Details: food bank fundraiser at the art gallery today, till just after lunch. Last I heard at 10:30 they raised $2000. Come down.

Organics cereal, organic pancakes, syrup, juices, ethical coffee.

They also have an organic produce section, kale, carrots, cherries, apples, pears and cereals. There is a suggested price however, this is also by donation.

If you donate $20 or more you are eligible for a tax receipt.

See you there at lunch, they are making chilli