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About Us

100% Volunteer Run

The Etobicoke Lakeshore Santa Claus Parade is run entirely by community volunteers, comprised of both longstanding members, and new representation every year.


The Committee is a small core group of tremendously dedicated volunteers who donate their time every year to put this parade together.  


All of their hard work has resulted in the 3rd largest Christmas parade in Canada (and the 2nd longest parade in the GTA) with a reported attendance of  60,000+ people annually.


The parade fulfills an important role in  the community as businesses, organizations, industry and residents come  together to present the best of the community and put forth the best  parade possible for the neighbourhood. 



2019 Volunteer Parade Committee

Parade Chair: Carlos Guerreiro

Skate with Santa: Eleanor Meli

Community Outreach: Judy Brandow

Media & PR: Denise Deveau

Sponsorship: Lizzie Short

Volunteer Coordination: Tim Ellis

Head Marshal & Floats: Graham Rupert

Marshalling & Floats: James Rupert

Marshalling & Floats: John Ratkovic 

Marshalling & Floats: Matthew Durance

Costumes & Banners: Judy Rupert

Parade Makeup: Amanda Anderson

Costume Coordination: Stacey Rupert