Parade of Lights

Parade Safety Tips:

Spectators:

• Stay on the sidewalk and give the floats plenty of space.
• Don’t approach the animals. The horses may be beautiful, but they can be unpredictable, especially when there is so much going on around them.
• Don’t let your kids race toward a moving float to retrieve any candy on the ground. Wait until it is safe.

Floats:

• If you’re handing out candy, please have walkers approach spectators to hand out the candy. Don’t throw it from your vehicle.
• If you’re walking beside your float, watch your footing. There may be ice, horse droppings, etc. that could cause you to lose your balance.
• Don’t allow children on your float to hop on and off the float while it’s moving.

With everyone’s cooperation, we can ensure our parade remains a safe and joyous occasion for everyone. Thank you.

People’s Choice Poll

2018 FLOAT WINNERS:

Best Overall: Heritage House Health Spa
Honourable Mention: Spa 2 Go / JWSD Evolution

Best Business Float: Cross Construction
Honourable Mention: Whitetail Construction

Best Non-Profit Float: Winchester Timberwolves / Explorers
Honourable Mention: Winchester Legion

Most Lights: D’s Collision
Honourable Mention: NDDHS Senior Concert Band

Best Decorated Agricultural Equipment: Agri-Partners Crop Centre
Honourable Mention: Tibben Farms Inc.

People’s Choice Award: Morewood Recreation Association
Honourable Mention: Gasser Ag Services
Thank you to everyone who voted!

Most Original Float: Winchester Legion
Honourable Mention: North Dundas Fire Department, Winchester Station

Best Animal Float: Capital Cowgirls
Honourable Mention: Lia’s Minis

 

D’s Collision took home the prize for the Most Lights category in 2018. 

D’s Collision took home the award in our Most Lights category in 2018.

People’s Choice Poll

2018 FLOAT WINNERS:

Best Overall: Heritage House Health Spa
Honourable Mention: Spa 2 Go / JWSD Evolution

People’s Choice: Morewood Recreation Association
Honourable Mention: Gasser Ag Services

Best Business Float: Cross Construction
Honourable Mention: Whitetail Construction

Best Non-Profit Float: Winchester Timberwolves / Explorers
Honourable Mention: Winchester Legion

Best Agricultural Float: Agri-Partners Crop Centre
Honourable Mention: Tibben Farms Inc.

Best Animal Float: Capital Cowgirls
Honourable Mention: Lia’s Minis

Most Original Float: Winchester Legion
Honourable Mention: North Dundas Fire Department, Winchester Station

Most Lights: D’s Collision Centre
Honourable Mention: NDDHS Senior Concert Band

Parade Route

The parade is assembled in the parking lot of the North Dundas Township Office at 636 St Lawrence St, Winchester.

It travels:

  • Into town on St. Lawrence St.
  • Turn right onto York St.
  • Left onto Albert St.
  • Left onto Main St.
  • Head through town all the way to Dawley Drive.

Parade Route

The parade is assembled in the parking lot of the North Dundas Township Office at 636 St Lawrence St, Winchester.

It travels:

  • Into town on St. Lawrence St.
  • Turn right onto York St.
  • Left onto Albert St.
  • Left onto Main St.
  • Head through town all the way to Dawley Drive.

Registered Floats

List will be updated as floats are registered. Please keep checking back!

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Great Music Guys (orchestra band)

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Three Voices Two Hands

Three Opera Singers and a Pianist

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Maple Leaf Brass Band

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North Dundas Fire Service Station 3 (Winchester)

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Christmas Ponies

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Top Buckle Equine Services

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La Garde de la Nativité de Cornwall

Marching band

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Rocky Road Rescue

Rocky Road Rescue is a non-profit organization that is solely run by volunteers and is dedicated to finding the best possible forever home for all types of dog breeds.

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PMK Lewis (horses)

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BMO Winchester

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Ritchie Feed & Seed Winchester

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KWM Professional Lawn Care Services

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Dr. Carlin Dentistry

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Joy to Share Decorating & Rental

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North Dundas Township Council

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Becky's Boss Babes - Thirty-One Gifts Canada

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Wayne Scharf

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Ashley Thomas School of Dance

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2951 CFS Leitrim Army Cadet Corps

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Dundas Dairy Producer Committee

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Spa 2 Go / Jwsd Evolution

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LaPlante Chrysler Dodge

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North Dundas Building Supplies

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The Capital Cowgirls Drill Team

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Winchester Scouting Group

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D's Collision Center

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Morewood Recreation Association

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North Dundas District High School Senior Concert Band

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Happy Face Nursery School

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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Elite Transfer Service

Private patient transfer company local to the SD&G area.

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Wubs Transit

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Devries Electric

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Bri-Mc Farms

Lia McIntosh with her miniature horses, Ellie and Adele.

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Nation Valley ATV Club

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The Heritage House Health Spa

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Tibben Farms Inc.

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Gasser Ag Services

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Dan R Equipment

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Whitetail Construction & Eavestrough

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Delta Waterfowl South Nation Chapter

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Double Beauty Esthetics & Hair Styling

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Lions of Winchester

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Cross Construction

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Sabrina's Avon Shop

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Agri-Partners Crop Centre

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Topline Trailers / Weagant Farm Supplies

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Green Tech Ag & Turf

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Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers

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Dundas Manor

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Winchester Legion Br. 108

The Home Coming Float will display a mother reading letters from her two children, unaware they will make it home from the war for Christmas.

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Como Farm Equipment

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Vanderlaan Barnyard Zoo

The Capital Cowgirls won the Best Animal Float in our 2018 parade. Their entry included a trick rider and a float decorated in a horsey theme.

Our 2018 Float Contest Categories are:

  • Best Overall
  • Best Business
  • Best Non-Profit
  • Most Lights
  • Best Decorated Farm Equipment
  • People’s Choice
  • NEW: Best Animal Float
  • NEW: Most Original Float

Float winners each get a gift basket with gifts from local businesses.

Register your float

Float Category (check all that apply):

Will your entry have music?

9 + 12 =

Alternatively, you can download our Parade Entry Form (opens in PDF), print it, fill it out and return it to the Township Office.

Float Registration

Rules:

  • Candy is not to be thrown from your entry. If you wish to distribute treats, please have someone walk beside your entry to hand them out.
  • Maximum height of entry: 13 feet
  • Maximum width of entry: 14 feet
  • Try to illuminate your towing vehicle as well as your float.
  • Identify your entry by visibly displaying your name, your company name, and/or your sponsor’s name. This assists the announcers and identifies your entry to the crowd.
  • The number assigned to your entry must displayed on the passenger side of your dashboard.
  • If you plan to drop off your float early and leave it, please have an organizer advise where to park it.

Assembly:

The parade will assemble at the North Dundas Township yard at 636 St. Lawrence Street, Winchester. The yard will open at 4 pm. All entries must be in the yard by 6:30 pm. Upon arrival, please check in with the parade organizer. All vehicles that are not part of the parade must be parked off-site. A drop-off zone will be available near the entrance.

General Information:

Volunteer firefighters will act as parade marshals along the route to assist with crowd control.

Hot food and drinks, courtesy of a local non-profit group (TBD), will be served inside the Township Office from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Donations are appreciated.

Float Registration

Rules:

  • Candy is not to be thrown from your entry. If you wish to distribute treats, please have someone walk beside your entry to hand them out.
  • Maximum height of entry: 13 feet
  • Maximum width of entry: 14 feet
  • Try to illuminate your towing vehicle as well as your float.
  • Identify your entry by visibly displaying your name, your company name, and/or your sponsor’s name. This assists the announcers and identifies your entry to the crowd.
  • The number assigned to your entry must displayed on the passenger side of your dashboard.
  • If you plan to drop off your float early and leave it, please have an organizer advise where to park it.

Assembly:

The parade will assemble at the North Dundas Township yard at 636 St. Lawrence Street, Winchester. The yard will open at 4 pm. All entries must be in the yard by 6:30 pm. Upon arrival, please check in with the parade organizer. All vehicles that are not part of the parade must be parked off-site. A drop-off zone will be available near the entrance.

General Information:

Volunteer firefighters will act as parade marshals along the route to assist with crowd control.

Hot food and drinks, courtesy of a local non-profit group (TBD), will be served inside the Township Office from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Donations are appreciated.

Register your float

Float Category (check all that apply):

Will your entry have music?

3 + 5 =

Alternatively, you can download our Parade Entry Form (opens in PDF) in PDF), print it, fill it out and return it to the Township Office.

Santa Claus Level Sponsor:

 

 

Rudolph Level Sponsors:

Sandfire Design

Upper Canada Veterinary Services

Summers Physiotherapy

Dr. Carlin Dentistry

D&J Motors

The Oldford Team

Seaway Valley Pharmacy

Devries Electric Inc.

Elf Level Sponsors:

McDougall Insurance & Financial

Guy Fuels & Propane

Nation River Health Clinic

Ault & Ault

Weagant Farm Supplies

Quintan Products Inc.

Parrish & Heimbecker

Antonella Holmes, Royal LePage Team Realty

JED Express

Rideau Auctions

 

 

Santa's Helper Sponsors (Funds, material donations, services):

Collins Barrow

Foodland

R/T Auto Center

Nation Valley News

Cedarview Builder's Supply

Winchester Press

Benson's Auto Parts