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Public Notice - Modified Holiday Parade in Elgin-Middlesex-London

October 2, 2020

RE: Modified Holiday Parade in Elgin-Middlesex-London

Dear Business Owners, Service Clubs, Organizations and Municipalities,

Every year our community enjoys coming together to celebrate the season with family, friends and neighbours through local holiday parades. It’s hard to imagine not gathering to spread cheer in some way at the end of 2020. That’s why, under the guidance of the Southwestern Public Health Unit and the support of the City of St. Thomas, we will be hosting a modified holiday parade in Pinafore Park to celebrate the holidays in a different fashion.

Today, we are reaching out to you as business owners, local municipal leaders, and volunteers to request your assistance in getting the word out to interested participants in your community, and invite you to be part of this exciting event by hosting a display. Our planning committee, chaired by Jill Ferguson, Delany Leitch, and Andrew Buttigieg, will be meeting in the coming weeks to confirm implementation details. We are currently aiming to have the drive-thru parade occur on the first weekend in December in St. Thomas’s Pinafore Park.

We have attached our “EML Reverse Holiday Parade” graphics for you to share with your networks and ask that any interested participants or volunteers please contact emlparade@gmail.com for more information and to be added to our communications list.

We know that the pandemic has created social isolation, financial hardship and stress for many families in Elgin-Middlesex-London. This event will no doubt bring much needed holiday cheer to our community this season.

Sincerely,
Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament and Jeff Yurek, Member of Provincial Parliament
Elgin-Middlesex-London Elgin-Middlesex-London

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