Tuesday, November 16, 2021
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39th Annual Fort Macleod Santa Claus Parade cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

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It turns out there won’t be a Santa Claus Parade in Fort Macleod after all.

Attempts had been made to abide by COVID-19 related health measures like turning the 39th annual event into a “reverse parade” where patrons drive by the floats.

However, on Wednesday, organizers said due to the increasing cases of the virus in the community and enhanced gathering restrictions and guidelines, they can’t in good conscience risk the spread of infection.

The Hollywood Christmas theme is expected to be carried over to next year’s parade which is set for Nov. 27, 2021.

Santa is said to be making special, socially distanced, stops at local schools to deliver the treat bags that were supplied for the parade.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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