Thunder Bay Prepares for Parade of Lights

Great message from our friends in the O'Connor Fire Service
Great message from our friends in the O'Connor Fire Service

Parade of Lights Delights Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY – “The Thunder Bay Police Association is proud to announce the 15th Annual Parade of Lights” says Greg Stephenson the president of the TBPA. “Our members look forward to bringing this amazing event to the citizens of Thunder Bay and we are very proud to help our participating charities.”

Last year the event saw over 60 brightly lit trucks travel down the parade route lined by thousands of spectators. The event was able to raise $19,308.00 for the local children’s charities. These include:
– Autism Ontario – Thunder Bay & District
– George Jeffery Children’s Centre
Special Olympics Ontario – Thunder Bay
– Thunder Bay Therapeutic Riding Association

Tbaytel is pleased to once again be joining the Thunder Bay Police Association as the presenting sponsor of the 15th annual Parade of Lights,” says Tbaytel Vice President of Operations John Barch. “The parade is an event our employees and their families look forward to every year knowing that the proceeds raised will benefit a number of worthwhile organizations whose efforts support some truly remarkable children and youth in our community.”

The parade marshal this year will be 10 year old Kaleigh Harasen, a new Special Olympics athlete. Despite her tiny size she has just qualified for the ladies deep end swim team. Swimming is her favorite thing to do as she has no fear of water and the backstroke is her favorite stroke. 

When she is not training at the Lakehead University pool, this little dynamo is kept quite busy at brownies and cheerleading. She is looking forward to representing the local Special Olympics Ontario community by participating in the Parade of Lights.

The parade is set for Saturday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m. The parade route will begin at Manitoulin Transport and will head over the Main Street Bridge and continue down the Harbour Expressway until it turns to head north on Memorial Avenue to Queen Street. It will follow Fort William Road to Water Street where the parade route will end. 

Volunteers from the participating charities will be on the route to collect money from spectators. We thank everyone in advance for supporting this great event by donating what you can. Donations can also be sent to TBPA – P.O. Box 29035, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6P9.

Participating businesses and organization are encouraged to register early so that the organizing committee to get ready for another successful event. To register go to www.paradeoflights.ca.

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