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2010 Santa Claus Parade – Call for Blue Jackets!

November 4, 2010

Hey Vancouver 2010 fans!  My Olympic friend Keith let me know that they’re looking for some Blue Jackets to walk in this year’s Santa Claus Parade on 5 December.  I’ve already signed up and I hope to see you there!  Here is the information.


“Dear 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Volunteer,


On Sunday, December 5th 2010, 300,000 spectators will gather in downtownVancouver for the annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade. As we wrap up 2010 andcelebrate the success of the Games, we would love for you to play a key role in theparade by joining VANOC CEO John Furlong and between 100 and 150 “blue jacket”2010 Winter Games volunteers as this year’s Parade Grand Marshal entry, sponsoredby YVR.

This year, the Parade will feature 60 entries from BC and the Pacific Northwest, with entries ranging from marching bands and dancers, to large Christmas-themed floats,and of course, Santa Claus himself.

In addition to the 300,000 spectators lining the parade route, thousands more will viewthe Parade when it is broadcast twice in December on OMNI BC in Vancouver andCitytv in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary.

This year’s Parade starts at 1:00 pm at Georgia and Broughton Streets and ends atHowe and Davie Streets. As a parade participant, you’ll be required to:

• Walk the 1.6 km – Parade route (Takes approximately 25 minutes)

• Wear your Olympic/Paralympic Volunteer blue jacket(If you do wear a toque, please make it a blue one.)

• Be at the start area by 11:00am on December 5th(The parade finishes at 2:00pm)

In addition to being the official kickoff to the holiday season, the Rogers Santa ClausParade is one of the biggest fundraising and food collection events of the year for theGreater Vancouver Food Bank Society. We hope you can join us!

To be a part of the 2010 Rogers Santa Claus Parade, please contact MichelleWoywitka at or 604.646.3565 byNovember 15th, 2010. To find out more about the Rogers Santa Claus Parade, pleasevisit our website at

Festively yours,

Michelle Woywitka

Rogers Santa Claus Parade


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Patti permalink
    November 4, 2010 2:28 pm

    Andrea, thanks to you, I will be marching with you and other ‘Blue Jackets’ in the 2010 Rogers Santa Claus Parade on December 5. I’m excited! It will be a lot of fun.


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