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

Which is your favourite float in the 2019 parade?
  • Top Notch Tree Maintenance + Removal 40%, 155 votes
    155 votes 40%
    155 votes - 40% of all votes
  • North Dundas Gay/Straight Alliance 12%, 45 votes
    45 votes 12%
    45 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Southgate Church 7%, 28 votes
    28 votes 7%
    28 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Nation Valley ATV Club 7%, 26 votes
    26 votes 7%
    26 votes - 7% of all votes
  • 2951 Cadet Corps 4%, 16 votes
    16 votes 4%
    16 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Rocky Road Rescue + Amanda's Pack Adventures 3%, 12 votes
    12 votes 3%
    12 votes - 3% of all votes
  • K2D2 Landscaping 3%, 12 votes
    12 votes 3%
    12 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Heritage Health Spa / WS Stewart Trucking 3%, 12 votes
    12 votes 3%
    12 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Winchester Scouting 2%, 8 votes
    8 votes 2%
    8 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Gasser Ag Services 2%, 8 votes
    8 votes 2%
    8 votes - 2% of all votes
  • D's Collision Center 2%, 7 votes
    7 votes 2%
    7 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Guy Fuels & Propane 2%, 6 votes
    6 votes 2%
    6 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Capital Cowgirls 2%, 6 votes
    6 votes 2%
    6 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Royal Canadian Branch 108 1%, 5 votes
    5 votes 1%
    5 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Morewood R. A. 1%, 4 votes
    4 votes 1%
    4 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Dundas County Milk Producers 1%, 4 votes
    4 votes 1%
    4 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Swank Construction Ltd 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Dundas County Players 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • EC Carruthers & Sons 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Kemptville Legion Pipe Band 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Ashley Thomas School of Dance 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Wubs Transit 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Dr. Carlin Dentistry 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • North Dundas Fire, Winchester 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Winchester Skating Club 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Girl Guides of Canada 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Happy Face Nursery School 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Station 3 North Dundas Fire 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Winchester Lions 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • The Howks 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • White Tail Construction 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Red Wolf Stables Lois York 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Sainte-Therese D'Avila (ecole) 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Township of North Dundas 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Revolution Ag 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Dundas Manor 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Avon 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Lewybuilt Farm 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Morris Henophy 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Great Music Guys 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Iroquois Matilda Lions Club 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • John Deere Greentech Winchester 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • A&C Outdoors 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • North Dundas Building Supplies 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Winchester District Memorial Hospital 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Como Farm Equipment 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Garde De La Nativite 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Reis Equipment 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 390
December 7, 2019 - December 11, 2019
Voting is closed

2019 Float Contest Winners:

Best Overall: 1st Winchester Scouting Group
Honourable Mention: The Heritage House Health Spa & WS Stewart Trucking

Best Business Float: D’s Collision
Honourable Mention: Guy Fuels & Propane

Best Non-Profit Float: Iroquois-Matilda Lions Club
Honourable Mention: NDDHS Gay/Straight Alliance

Most Lights: EC Carruthers
Honourable Mention: Guy Fuels & Propane

Best Agricultural Float: Gasser Ag Services
Honourable Mention: Revolution Ag

People’s Choice Award: Top Notch Tree Maintenance & Removal
Honourable Mention: NDDHS Gay/Straight Alliance

Most Original: Wubs Transit
Honourable Mention: South Gate Church

Best Animal Float: Red Wolf Stables
Honourable Mention: Rocky Road Rescue

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

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

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.
  • Right onto York St.
  • Left onto Albert St.
  • Left onto Main St.
  • Through town all the way to Dawley Drive.

Registered Floats

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

R

1st North Dundas Unit of the Girl Guides of Canada

R

1st Winchester Scouting Group

R

Ashley Thomas School of Dance

R

Como Farm Equipment

R

Dr. Carlin Dentistry

R

D's Collision Center

R

Dundas County Players

R

Dundas Dairy Producer Committee

R

Dundas Manor Brad-lee Bikers

R

Gasser Ag Services

R

Green Tech Ag and Turf Winchester

R

Guy Fuels and Propane

Elvis is back!

R

Happy Face Nursery School

R

Iroquois-Matilda Lions Club

R

Kemptville Legion Pipes & Drums

R

K2D2 Landscaping

R

Lewy Built Farm

R

Morris Henophy

R

Nation Valley ATV Club

R

North Dundas Building Supplies

R

NDDHS GSA

R

North Dundas Fire Service Station 3

R

Red Wolf Stable

R

Reis Equipment

R

Revolution Ag

R

Rocky Road Rescue

Not for profit, all-breed, foster-based, volunteer-run dog rescue.

R

Sabrina's Avon Shop

R

Seaway Valley Crime Stoppers

R

Southgate Church

R

Swank Construction

R

The Capital Cowgirls Drill Team

R

The Great Music Guys

Band

R

The Heritage House Health Spa & WS Stewart Trucking

R

The Maple Leaf Brass Band

Brass band

R

Top Notch Tree Maintenance and Removal

R

Winchester District Memorial Hospital

R

Winchester Hawks Hockey Club

R

Winchester Skating Club

R

Winchester Legion Branch 108

R

Winchester Lions

R

Wubs Transit

Register your float

Float Category (check all that apply):

Will your entry have music?

6 + 4 =

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

General Information:

Float registration is FREE!

Hot food and drinks, courtesy of the Winchester Leos, will be served inside the Township Office from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Donations are appreciated.

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.

Many thanks to our 2019 sponsors:

Santa Claus Level Sponsor:

 

 

Rudolph Level Sponsors:

Sandfire Design

Upper Canada Veterinary Services

Neal's Heating, Cooling & Refrigeration

The Oldford Team

Job Zone d'emploi

D&J Motors Limited

Dr. Carlin Dentistry

Seaway Valley Pharmacy

Pivotech Doors

Summers Physiotherapy

 

Elf Level Sponsors:

McDougall Insurance & Financial

Parrish & Heimbecker

Dr. Patrick Lau Optometry

Rideau Auctions

JED Express

Quintan Products Inc.

Morewood Kitchens

Ault & Ault LLP

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

Foodland

Guy Fuels & Propane

Storm Internet

O'Farrell Financial

R/T Auto Center

Upper Canada Village

D&H Fencing

Cedarview Builder's Supply

Nation Valley News

Winchester Press

GIGPRINT - Great Idea Graphics & Printing Co.

Baker Tilly REO LLP

Mr. Mozzarella (Winchester)