THUNDER BAY – COVID-19 continues its assault on community events. The very popular Parade of Lights is the latest victim of this sneaky virus.
A sad day as members of the Parade of Lights Committee announces the cancelation of this year’s event. A message from Parade of Lights Chair Greg Stephenson originally delivered to media this morning:
“It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of this year’s Parade of Lights, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020.
“We have all been negatively affected by this terrible COVID-19 pandemic and this popular event is no exception. Our disappointment extends from not only being able to provide a wonderful evening of entertainment for the citizens of the Greater Thunder Bay area, but also for not being able to help raise much-needed funds for the four worthwhile charities that deliver vital services to special needs children and young adults in our area.
“It is our hope and wish that we will be back Saturday, December 4, 2021 with a bigger, more exciting parade for the residents of Thunder Bay and surrounding area to welcome the Christmas season!
“The parade does act as a major fundraiser for: Special Olympics Ontario, Thunder Bay; Thunder Bay Therapeutic Riding Association; Autism Ontario, Thunder Bay and District; George Jeffrey Children’s Centre.
“The Thunder Bay Police Association will still be accepting donations for these worthy organizations”.
If individuals or companies wish to still generously support them, information can be obtained on the Parade of Lights Facebook page: