Bay Roberts Santa Claus parade a hit with crowd
The Bay Roberts Lions Club Santa Claus parade must have felt like it stretched forever for the hundred-plus spectators who took in the annual event on Dec. 6. The parade, which some called the largest its ever been, took some 60 minutes from the time it started to the moment the man in the red suit finished. Many onlookers watched in awe as float after float passed before them. One person could even be heard saying it was the best parade in the province. The Compass was there and captured these images.
Young Colby Menchions looks on in anticipation of seeing Santa Claus.
This group, from left, Sherry Bradbury, Noah Mahoney, Zachary Mahoney, Shelly Peach and Tyler Bradbury, were just a few of the many spectators who came out for the parade.
These Vanda Maunder dancers delighted the crowd with their moves.
Chomper takes a run in a dory for the parade.
The Ascension Collegiate cheerleaders were front and centre during the parade.
This was one of four Frozen-themed floats in the Bay Roberts parade. Here, Amy Singleton (left) and Sasha Sharpe played Anna and Elsa, respectively. And, yes, that is Sasha’s real hair.
From left, Claudine Rose, Lisa Roberts, Caleb Roberts and Claire Coombs were a part of the Collingwood Downs’ float.
Instead of attempting to steal Bay Roberts’ Christmas spirit, the Grinch made sure to contribute to it.
These four children made sure to get a good seat for all the action. They are, from left, Joshua Deering, Nathan Deering, Alisha Deering and Jacob Bishop.
Santa Claus waves to the crowd.
Just a handful of the many dozens of dancers from Catherine’s Dance Studio in Bay Roberts that took part in the parade.