The annual Santa Claus Parade is just around the corner and Downtown Kamloops would like to invite you to join us for the biggest outdoor celebration of the winter season!
This year’s celebration comes with an exciting new announcement – For the first time ever, the parade will be presented by a title sponsor. Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has stepped up to show their support for this amazing community celebration and is thrilled to be partnering with Downtown Kamloops in growing this popular, annual event.
Jennifer Read, TRU Director of Brand and Marketing, sees the sponsorship as natural fit: ”The parade highlights the rich diversity of Kamloops’ people, cultures and professions, and this is right in line with TRU’s values.”
Downtown Kamloops General Manager Gay Pooler explains that “partnering with a dedicated sponsor who is enthusiastic about the community allows this event to be even more successful and more sustainable long-term.”
This year’s event will take place Saturday, November 25th at 11am with Canada 150+ as the parade theme. This theme was chosen to commemorate the national milestone and honour the fact that Indigenous history goes back thousands of years.
For anyone wishing to enter the parade they can do so HERE
With TRU on board as the event’s title sponsor, Kamloopsians can expect a Santa Claus Parade experience better than ever!
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