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Santa Claus parade rolls through downtown Timmins

People line streets to catch a glimpse of Saint Nick

People lined the streets of downtown Timmins for the 2017 Santa Claus Parade.

With more than 50 entries, organizers say this is one of the biggest parades they've had. This year's theme was Christmas Around the World.

Local dance groups, bands, businesses and community groups warmed up the crowd with candy and plenty of smiles before the highlight of the parade - Santa Claus – rolled through the streets. 

According to the organizers, there were more than 1,000 volunteers and parade participants, and over 15,000 spectators.

The judges picks are in, and this year's award winners are:

Best in Theme: Northern College

Best Walking Group: Pat Picard School of Dance

Best Small Entry: École secondaire catholique Thériault

Most Spirited: Melissa Kelly Dance Academy

Best Large Entry: Kidd Operations

Best Animal Entry: Timmins & District Humane Society

Best Marching Band: RCSCC 101 Tiger- Sea Cadets

Most Comical: Dorrington Law & Associates

Most Original: Air Creebec

Brightest: 3Phaze Electrical

Judges Choice: Mosoe FM and

Most Artistic: Kataquapit


Maija Hoggett

About the Author: Maija Hoggett

Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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