Up­com­ing pa­rades for Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion-Pla­cen­tia re­gion

The Compass - - FRONT PAGE - COM­PILED BY TERRY ROBERTS

As in past years, there are plenty of events be­ing planned for this re­gion as the Christ­mas sea­son ap­proaches. Among the most pop­u­lar are the an­nual Christ­mas pa­rades. We con­tacted all the mu­nic­i­palites in our cov­er­age area last week, at­tempt­ing to com­pile a com­pre­hen­sive list of th­ese pa­rades. We made some good progress, but as you can see, this list will be con­tin­u­ally up­dated as more in­for­ma­tion be­comes avail­able.

• Bay de Verde — Satur­day, Dec. 7, noon start from the Quin­lan’s plant, and pro­ceeds to Tri­con Ele­men­tary. For more, call the town of­fice (5872260);

• Bay Roberts — Satur­day, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. start from the fire sta­tion on Wa­ter Street. Con­cludes at the Li­ons Club. For more, call Mar­gart Brad­bury (786-3384);

• Bishop’s Cove — Satur­day, Dec. 7, 2 p.m. start from the town hall. For more, call Irene (589-2852); • Branch — no de­tails avail­able; • Bri­gus— Satur­day, Dec. 14, 12:30 p.m. start from St. Ed­ward’s park­ing lot. For more, call 528-1209;

• Bryant’s Cove — Satur­day, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. For more, con­tact Michelle An­tle (596-2291);

• Burnt Point-Gull Is­land-North­ern Bay — Sun­day, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. start in Burnt Point, con­clud­ing in Kingston. For more, email lean­ne_jim04@hot­mail.com;

• Car­bon­ear — Sun­day, Dec. 8, 1 p.m. start from Car­bon­ear Home Hard­ware. Con­cludes at the civic cen­tre. For more, call Ed Ka­vanagh (596-7726);

• Cavendish — no de­tails avail­able;

• Clarke’s Beach — Satur­day, Dec. 21, 10 a.m. start from the town hall. For more, call Alice Rus­sell (7863876);

• Cupids — ten­ta­tively sched­uled for Satur­day, Dec. 21. For more, call 528-4428. More de­tails to come;

• Green’s Har­bour/Ho­peall — Satur­day, Dec 14, 4 p.m. start. For more, call Jen­nifer (582-4521);

• Hant’s Har­bour — Satur­day, Dec. 14, start time to be an­nounced. For more, call 586-2741;

• Har­bour Grace —Satur­day, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. start from the town of­fice. For more, con­tact Ray Verge (597-1850) or Lee Rogers (589-5682).

• Heart’s Con­tent — Sun­day, Dec. 15, 2 p.m. start at North­ern Point. For more, call Brian Pitcher (583-2116) or Doug Piercey (583-2282);

• Heart’s De­light-Is­ling­ton — Satur­day, Dec. 14, 11 a.m. start time. For more, call Fire Chief Melvin Har­num;

• Heart’s De­sire — de­tails avail­able by call­ing Sonya Lee (588-2208);

• Long Har­bour-Mount Ar­ling­ton Heights — no pa­rade planned;

• Makin­sons — Satur­day, Dec. 21, 2 p.m. start time from com­mu­nity hall. Fol­l­lowed by sup­per with Santa at 5 p.m. For more, call 786-6916;

• New Chelsea-New Mel­bourne-Browns­dale-Si­b­ley’s Cove-Lead Cove — no pa­rade planned;

• New Har­bour — 582-3287, be­tween li­ons club Com­mu­nity 5 and SUF in Dildo, New Har­bour to Blake­town; called 582-3234 (SUF Lodge)

• New Per­li­can — Satur­day, Dec. 14, 2 p.m. start from the com­mu­nity cen­tre; For more, call Sherry-Lee Bur­rage (583-0065);

• North River — no pa­rade planned;

• Old Per­li­can — Sun­day, Dec. 8; start time un­com­firmed. For more, call the town hall 587-2266;

• Pla­cen­tia — Satur­day, Dec. 7, 3 p.m. start from the Col­lege of the North At­lantic; For more, call Danita O’Keefe (227-2151, ext. 243);

• Salmon Cove — Sun­day, Dec. 1, 2 p.m. start from Per­salvic Ele­men­tary, pro­ceed­ing to church park­ing lot for judg­ing. Tree light­ing to fol­low at me­mo­rial grounds, then soup and sand­whiches for se­niors at church hall and Santa at com­mu­nity cen­tre for kids. All floats wel­come. For more, call 5962101;

• Small Point-Adam’s Cove-Black­head-Broad Cove — de­tails yet to be an­nounced. For more, call Barry Scott (584-3908);

• South River — no pa­rade planned;

• Spa­niard’s Bay —Satur­day, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. start from Seal and Save. For more, con­tact the Spa­niard’s Bay branch of the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion;

• Up­per Is­land Cove — Sun­day, Dec. 8, 2 p.m. start. For more, con­tact Robert Clarke.

• Vic­to­ria — Satur­day, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. start from Per­salvic. For more, call 596-2401 or 596-2847;

• Whit­bourne —Satur­day, Dec. 14, start time at Whit­bourne Ele­men­tary un­con­firmed. For more, call 759-2780;

• Whiteway/Cavendish — no de­tails avail­able;

• Win­ter­ton — Satur­day, Dec. 14, 2 p.m. start from the fire hall. For more, call 583-2010.

Th­ese were the two guests of hon­our at the 2012 Car­bon­ear Christ­mas pa­rade.

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