Santa Claus Parade
ACCOB participated in the 2017 Burlington Santa Claus Parade on Dec 3rd, to help promote the Festival of Trees fundraiser.
They were joined by some Burlington Performing Arts Centre and Canadian Tire staff, volunteers, and family.
The float was a Canadian Tire 1950’s light blue Ford truck, which carried one of the decorated trees. Some of us walked and handed out flyers about the fundraiser, others rode in the truck in cheerful outfits, and one little guy cartwheeled in front of it!
Festival of Trees
Burlington Canadian Tire Stores donated 25 pre-lit Christmas trees which were installed in the lobby of BPAC. Each tree was decorated/sponsored by a local business or organization.
The public was invited to purchase raffle tickets, and place them in the boxes next to their favourite trees. On Dec 19th, the raffle will be drawn on stage before “An Evening with Cathy Jones and Mary Walsh” at BPAC. The winners will be called the next day.
Festival of Trees is a BPAC/ACCOB initiative, proceeds for the raffle will go towards offsetting the cost for local organizations to rent the Community Theatre at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, to put on their productions. More details to come.