Calm before storm
Saturday, Dec. 5 turned out to be the calm before the storm. The Bay Roberts Lions Santa Parade was held that day under ideal weather conditions.
SANTA WAVE - The guest of honour in the Bay Roberts Lions Santa Parade waves at the enthusiastic crowds along Water Street.
ANGEL - The CBN Angel Fund float was named the best overall entry in this year’s annual Bay Roberts Lions’ Santa Claus Parade. The Angel Fund is made up of a group of businesswomen from the Conception Bay North area, who are raising funds for a worthy cause - to help women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The parade was held Saturday, Dec. 5 under ideal weather conditions.
PIGEON INLET - This float took advantage of the opportunity to celebrate outport culture and plug Ted Russell’s hometown as the site of the Pigeon Inlet Experience. The Coley’s Point native created Yarns from Pigeaon Inlet for a popular 1950s radio program.
MUMMERS - Bay Roberts Sparkes, Brownies and Guides traded their uniforms for Mummers’ garb during the town’s annual Santa Claus Parade sponsored by the Lions Club. They took home the best group/organization prize from the event held Sat. Dec. 5. It was a fitting theme, in view of the fact that Bay Roberts was the site of an unfortunate incident back in the nineteenth when resident, Isaac Mercer was killed by a group of rowdy mummers. That tragic incident caused the tradition of mummering to be outlawed in Newfoundland - a law that is still on the books, but largely ignored.
LIONS PARADE - A large banner leading the annual Bay Roberts Lions Santa Claus Parade, welcomes spectators to the event. Ideal weather conditions and a host of colourful floats brought out large crowds for the event Saturday morning, Dec. 5.