Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. rain or shine
Parade Theme:  A Canadian Christmas

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The Oakville Santa Claus Parade is coordinated in association with the
Town of Oakville

 


   Winner of the Gold Award for "Best Local Event" in the Oakville Beaver's 2006 Readers' Selection Award

Volunteer Application Form

Download the Volunteer Application Form, complete it and bring it to the meeting on DATE AND TIME TBD.  Read the information below on what volunteer on Parade Day entails.  You do not need to email the form prior to the meeting.  Just bring the completed form on meeting day.

Parade Day Volunteer Information

Volunteers are required to be at the staging area for the parade (Robinson Street) by 7:00 a.m. SHARP on Parade Day and will finish at approximately 11:00 a.m.  High school students will be eligible to receive volunteer hours for their participation.

The Oakville Santa Claus Parade relies on volunteers who work in several areas:

Parade Logistics:  Adults with authority are required to assist police and security officers to ensure that traffic barriers are manned, provide directions to drop-off areas and generally assist with traffic control.

Parade Marshalling:  Adults or high school students (age 16 and over) will walk with an assigned section of the parade to ensure the parade keeps moving and prevent any gaps by asking slow groups to "pick up the pace". You will also make sure that spectators do not crowd the road and float participants are not throwing candy or other items of distribution.

Costumed Characters:  You are an enthusiastic student (age 14 and over) or adult who will walk fully costumed as a Christmas or cartoon character (including a head piece) for the entire parade route. You will walk in groups of two or three characters, and will be energetic and dramatic with your actions.

Costumed Character Escort:  Students (age 14 and over) or adults are needed to guide our costumed friends through the parade, as some costumes have obstructed site lines. The mascots rely on their escort to help them if the crowds get a little too excited and can help them keep up with the parade.

Sponsor Banner Carriers:  You are an enthusiastic student (age 14 and over) or adult who will walk for the entire parade route holding a parade sponsor banner.  The banners have a metal/wood pole at the top and bottom of the banner.  It can be heavy.  You will walk in pairs, one on each end of the banner and placed/ fed into that parade in a specific order.  If you are part of a group such as Scouts, Girl Guides, Cadets and more than 2 of you are assisting, it would be wonderful to see you in full uniform. 

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