Rogers Santa Claus Parade in Vancouverby
The 12th annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade will hit the streets of Downtown Vancouver on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 1:00pm in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. This festive event, including many local organizations and businesses, is a kick-off to the holiday season for many and will be filled with family fun.
Rogers Santa Claus Parade in Vancouver
Starting out at 1:00pm, the parade will begin at West Georgia Street and Broughton, travel east along West Georgia, turn south on Howe and finish at Howe and Davie. Over 300,000 spectators flock to this event each year so be sure to arrive early to stake out your viewing spot.
You can also enjoy many activities around the Coast Capital Savings Christmas Square (in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery) that will be open form 10:30am to 1:00pm. The square will have a gingerbread decorating station, face painting, letters to Santa station, and an entertainment stage featuring exciting music and dancing performances. That is where you can also drop off your donations to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.
Most Needed Items for the Food Bank
- Canned fish or meats
- Canned beans, kidney, black bean, chickpeas
- 100% nut butters
- Pasta and rice
- Canned vegetables, pasta sauces
- Canned fruit, packed in its own juice or water
- Whole grain breakfast cereals
- Hearty soups, stews and chili
Along the route, volunteers will collect non-perishable food items and monetary donations on behalf of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. For every $1 donated, the Food Bank can purchase $3 worth of food – so remember those loonies on Parade Day!
Win VIP Seating
I have 4 VIP seats to give away in the Rogers Santa Claus Parade VIP viewing area. Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment naming what items you would be able to donate to the Food Bank this season (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
Follow the parade on Facebook and Twitter with #RogersSantaClausParade for the latest updates. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.
Update The winner is @lainiesoleil77!
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I’ll be donating soup, pasta and sauces, and baby items like diapers. Or cash so they can invest in food they need throughout the year.
We always bring pasta, tuna, and peanut butter as well as cash!
Pasta and Rice for sure, + whatever else I happen to grab when getting that.
more then likely, parishable foods as well as money,
I’ll be bringing canned soup, canned vegetables, and a jar of 100% peanut butter, cause I often use these goods in my own home.
I have loaded up on cans of Tuna and soup for the food bank this year
Pasta, canned veggies, canned fruit, tuna!
I’ll donate some canned food and a some new in the box toys I’ve ended up with that my kids don’t want.
Canned tuna, Pasta, canned soup, and cereal. VIP seating would be an aswesome way to see the parade 🙂
We’re bringing hearty stews, chili and soups… perfect for the winter! My husband and 2 year old daughter both hate canned tuna, so they’ll clear the cupboards of any canned fish, too!
Canned salmon for sure and probably some canned vegetables too!
We always donate peanut butter and pasta!
I would donate baby formula and cannes goods!
Cans of tuna & salmon, canned chilli and apple sauce cups
Every year we donated canned food like soup, noodles, tuna etc.
I would donate canned goods, pasta and cereal
Canned fish, meat, noodles,etc!
Pasta, canned food and baby items.
We will bring some almond butter, canned fish, and some baby food or diapers. And loonies of course! Thank you!
We would bring pasta and sauce, along with canned fruit.
We’ll bring loonies and canned food!
Rice and pasta
I would bring peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce, rice & soups
Canned soup and beans
Probably cash, it’s lighter to carry and they can get exactly what’s needed.
I love Santa
Definitely will bring pasta or rice and canned fish.
I will be donating cash.
I usually donate formula and diapers.
Canned goods, pasta, formula, diapers.
Cash seems to provide the best return for the food banks, so I usually do that.
We will bring loonies and canned food.
ANYTHING FOR BABIES!!!!
I will donate canned beans, pasta, canned fruit 🙂
Beans as the provide protein
I would donate cereal (Frosted Flakes, Cheerios…)It would be a treat other than the normal things they receive, and everyone donates this time of year.
Pasta and canned veggies
Would be a wonderful way to see the annual Santa Clause Parade. Good luck everyone!
Hearty canned soups!!!
Soups rice and pasta!
I’ve already picked up pasta, tuna, beans and rice. Will probably get some soup and peanut butter as well.
Definitely cash – to take advantage of the Food Bank’s purchasing power!
I have canned food that I’d love to donate, soups, sauces, beans.
I am donating some food.
Jam and peanut butter
Organic tinned beans and vegetables and pouches of ready to eat rice and Indian food.
Canned kidney beans, corn, soup, pasta etc.