10th Annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade

Rogers Santa Claus Parade

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2013 PARADE STARTS AT 1:00PM

Date:
Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Location:
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)

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

Participants:
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!

Spectators:
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)

Charity:
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