THUNDER BAY – LIVING – One of Thunder Bay’s most popular events heading into the Christmas Holiday Season is the Parade of Lights.
This annual event is a Thunder Bay family favourite that starts on Main Street, winds down Memorial Avenue, and ends along Fort William Road at Water Street.
This year, Parade organizer are concerned about their pre-event fundraising efforts to date.
The Parade of Lights committee launched a fundraising campaign called 20-20-20 to try to encourage individuals, businesses, organizations and groups to make a minimum $20 donation to help raise $20,000 online prior to the parade to celebrate the 20thanniversary. To date just over $300 has been raised.
The link to make a donation is www.gofundme.com/parade-of-lights-thunder-bay. This is a perfect opportunity to help reach the ultimate goal of raising $40,000 for these very worthwhile local charities. This campaign will celebrate the generosity and giving spirit of Thunder Bay.
“We are confident that the citizens of Thunder Bay will help us reach our goal” states TBPA President Greg Stephenson.
Donations are also being collected by participating individuals and organization in the parade as well as the benefiting local charities will have volunteers walking the parade route to collect a donation of cash and cheques. NO FOOD donations will be collected by volunteers.
More information about the parade including parade route and sponsorship donation forms can be found at www.paradeoflights.ca.
Benefiting Charities – Autism Ontario – Thunder Bay & District
- George Jeffery Children’s Centre
- Special Olympics Ontario – Thunder Bay
- Thunder Bay Therapeutic Riding Association