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Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade Taking Over Downtown

Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade Taking Over Downtown

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He’s made his list and checked it twice, Santa Claus is coming to town!

The annual Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade is Saturday evening, and for many, marks the start of the holiday season.

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Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade Board Less Than Jolly About Event’s Future

Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade Board Less Than Jolly About Event’s Future

By The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade

WINNIPEG – The board of Winnipeg’s Santa Claus Parade suggests there will be no clatter of reindeer hooves on downtown streets this year unless funding can be found in time to save the more than century old event.

The board’s directors say in a statement released Monday that they need about $68,000 by Oct. 5 in order to move forward with the Nov. 17 parade.

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Jets’ Wives, Girlfriends to Grand Marshal Santa Claus Parade

Jets’ Wives, Girlfriends to Grand Marshal Santa Claus Parade

Sam Wheeler
Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade board chair, Rennie Zegalski, Louie Wheeler and Sam Wheeler
announce the Winnipeg Jets’ wives, girlfriends and families as grand marshal of the 2018 Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade. (JOCELYNE NICOLAS PHOTO)

This year’s Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade will have multiple special guests to grand marshal the big man in red.

Sam Wheeler, wife of Jets’ winger Blake Wheeler, will join their son, Louie, on Saturday, November 17 through the downtown streets of Winnipeg.

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Winnipeg Malls Save Christmas, Gift Santa Brand New Sleigh

Winnipeg Malls Save Christmas, Gift Santa Brand New Sleigh

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The Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade on November 20, 1976. (GREGG BURNER PHOTO)

Two Winnipeg shopping centres have stepped up to make a dent in the fundraising efforts of the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade to replace a float that doubled as a platform for Santa’s sleigh.

Kildonan Place and Grant Park Shopping Centre have donated a combined $6,250 to the GoFundMe campaign towards a $100,000 goal — meaning Santa will have a new ride this year.

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