In Pictures: the 2010 Santa Claus Parade

By David F. Rooney

The Santa Claus Parade. It’s an annual tradition that regularly brings out families of patient parents and excited kids all along First Street West and Mackenzie Avenue and this year was no different.

If you didn’t make it downtown to see this year’s parade you can catch it here in pictures:

This year's Santa Claus Parade brought a number of different organizations such as the Revelstoke & District Humane Society. David F. Rooney photo
The BC Ambassadors contribution to the parade was rather cute. David F. Rooney photo
The McDonald's Restaurant character, the Hamburglar, hams it up for the camera. David F. Rooney photo
A&W's flat featured a Santa-look-a-like at the wheel and the Root Bear in back. David F. Rooney photo
Revelstoke Mountain Resort staff parade behind banner bearing the resort's distinctive logo. David F. Rooney photo
RMR is also hosting the Freeskiing World Tour in January. David F. Rooney photo
Parks Canada's float incorporated many of the thousands of origami cranes created by people throughout the community and across the country. David F. Rooney photo
Parks staff marching behind the float were also garlanded in paper cranes. David F. Rooney photo
Outgoing Citizen of the Year Clancy Boettger waves to the crowd at the intersection of First Street and Mackenzie Avenue. David F. Rooney photo
Barry Ozero is most often associated with giant Percheron horses but in this parade he's gets to drive Big Bird and a passel of Sesame Street characters in the Home Hardware float. David F. Rooney photo
Glen Richardson sits astride his Harley Davidson as his wife, Nelli, walks alongside the Harley Owners Group float. David F. Rooney photo
The Revelstoke Royalty float featured the flower girls of 2010. David F. Rooney photo
The 2011 Grad Class float looked like a hay ride. David F. Rooney photo
Stephanie Ballendine drove her Your Keys Pleez! vehicle in the parade. The designated driver service operates from 4 pm-4am, Tuesday through Sunday. You can contact them at 250-837-4699. David F. Rooney photo
A wagon full of Revelstoke's active Sparks, Brownies and Girl Guides parades along First Street. "Merry Christmas!" they called to members of the crowd, prompting smiles and good wishes in return. David F. Rooney photo
Here some the Rocky Mountain Rangers! David F. Rooney photo
The RCMP float featured lots of kids and an emphasis on safety. David F. Rooney photo
Re/Max hopes everyone will remember the needy in our community and will contribute generously to the Christmas Hamper Program operated by the Community Connections Food Bank. David F. Rooney photo
The Oilers from Emo's were the 2009-2010 winners of the Revelstoke Men's Hockey league. Will they win the 2010-2011 season? David F. Rooney photo
You can't have a parade in Revelstoke without the big machines from the fire department. David F. Rooney photo
Merry Christmas from the management and staff at Powder Springs Inn! David F. Rooney photo
And last, but definitely not least, it's the big guy himself — Santa Claus with a wave and a ho-ho-ho for everyone along the parade route. David F. Rooney photo