Cannington Lions 71st Annual Santa Claus Parade

Saturday November 24, 2018

Parade starts at 11am

Parade marshalling takes place at Rick MacLeish Memorial Community Centre parking lot

Awards for best floats:

     Judging based on following criteria:

         - Following parade theme ("A Sport'n Christmas)

         - Work and effort put into float construction

         - Christmas spirit in design

         - Has fun with theme or event

         - Originality

Those wishing to enter a float are asked to contact Lion Bo Enss before the parade at 705-432-3241  or email to

Visit with Santa at The Cannington Firehall following the parade.

Special thank you to The Cannington Firefighters Association for providing candy for the parade and for hosting Santa Claus following the parade!

Parade Route 2018

Our 2018 parade route is indicated in the image to the right.  The parade will leave the Arena parking lot and go North on Peace Street to Cameron Street where it will go through downtown to Queen Street where it will turn South and then turn Left on Park Street to Laidlaw Street.  From there it will turn South (right) on Laidlaw where it will turn left on Davidson Street (past Bonaire Nursing Home).  It will then re-enter the Arena parking lot via Davidson Street.

Feel free to watch the parade anywhere along this route.  Candy and balloons will be handed out during the parade route while quantities last.

Would you like to support or sponsor our parade?

The Cannington Lions Club welcomes community support for our parade.  Funds are used for the parade to pay for bands, supplies, costumes, and more.  Any excess funds are used for future parades or to cover past parade deficits

If you're interested in supporting our parade please contact Lion Diane at

All parade sponsors will be recognized during the parade and will receive a receipt where needed.

Want to be a Parade Judge?

The Cannington Lions Club welcomes members of our community to step forward each year to help us judge our parade floats.  If you would like to help out doing this important job then please contact Lion Bo Enss at 705-432-3241  or email

Want to be a clown?

We're always looking for some volunteers to help us hand out balloons and candy to people along the parade route.  We will provide the makeup and costumes.... you provide the Christmas spirit.  This is a great opportunity for high school students looking for community service hours.

For information and to volunteer contact Lion Bo Enss at 705-432-3241 or email us at