Riche­lieu Christ­mas Pa­rade is com­ing to Alexan­dria

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“Last year was beau­ti­ful, but a bit smaller since it was rain­ing,” he said. “This time we have a great theme for our 25th an­niver­sary Christ­mas pa­rade.”

Once it wraps up, old Santa Claus him­self will be avail­able to chat with chil­dren of all ages. For safety rea­sons Club Riche­lieu is ask­ing that no candy or ob­jects be thrown at any time from the floats. Par­tic­i­pants are en­cour­aged to hand out good­ies in­stead of throw­ing them. Prizes will be awarded to sev­eral floats based on decor, light­ing and re­spect of theme.

“The most floats we ever had was 50. We hope that peo­ple don’t get in it for prizes,” said Leblanc.

It’s a time for Christ­mas spirit, which is why Leblanc said the event is be­ing held on a Sun­day when busi­nesses are pri­mar­ily closed.

Club Riche­lieu of Alexan­dria is a fran­co­phone ser­vice club, but Leblanc stressed that there is an English mem­ber and the pa­rade is for ev­ery­one.

“We have all the English and French high schools par­tic­i­pat­ing. There’s no dis­crim­i­na­tion as far as lan­guage when it comes to help­ing out the kids,” he said.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the Riche­lieu Christ­mas Pa­rade in Alexan­dria, visit www. riche­lieualexan­

Adam Brazeau

Santa Claus is com­ing to Alexan­dria dur­ing the Riche­lieu Christ­mas Pa­rade. Mark your cal­en­dars for Sun­day, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m., to be a part of the lo­cal hol­i­day tra­di­tion.

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