Bay Roberts parade continues to grow
The annual Bay Roberts Lions Christmas Parade was held on Saturday, Dec. 7, and once again, organizers say the event continues to grow. A long procession of dancers, floats, emergency vehicles, youth groups and more paraded along Water Street and a section of the Conception Bay Highway, with many hundreds of onlookers taking it all in from the roadside. Organizers say the parade attracted 50 entries, and stretched for some 1.5 kilometres from start to finish. Here are some images from the event.
The guest of honour, as usual, was Santa Claus. Standing in again this year was Bill Dawe.
These young performers from Catherine’s Dance Studio include: Front (l-r) – Kendra Dowden, Beth Edmunds, Alisha Dwyer and Madalyn Fillier; back – Monique Parsons and Skylar Regular. The “best dance group” award went to Catherine’s Dance Studio.
Members of the Bay Roberts Brownies dressed as Smurfs. Pictured here is “Smurfette,” also known as Isabella Pottle.
Morgan Osborne (left) and Kalan Roberts handed out treats from onboard a float entered by Callingwood Downs Seniors Complex.
Chad North and his son Liam were among the many hundreds of people who attended the parade. Liam celebrates his first birthday on Dec. 21.
Cousins Jacqueline Mercer (left), Abilynne Noseworthy and Becky Noseworthy (right) stand at the ready, waiting to collect any candies tossed their way.
This scene, featuring Bay de Grave Fire Chief Jeremy Hall trying to rescue Santa from a chimney, was one of the more creative entries in the parade.
Lorraine Snow, a member of the Accordion Bay of Conception Bay North.