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December 1st 2018 Caledon Village Tree Lighting

 

 

Please join the Optimist Club and the Caledon Village Association as we welcome Santa to our Village and light the Christmas Tree located in Raeburn Corners.

 

Approx. Times

 

 

  • Gather at Knox United Church for free food, Free draws for Children and Silent Auction for Adults 5:30
  • Santa Arrives 6:00
  • Bumbling Burt, the Magician 6:30
  • Followed by more draws for the Children and Silent Auction

 

 

 

 

 CALEDON VILLAGE TREE LIGHTING EVENT

  • Children's Draws will be free

  • Cash prizes for the Children

  • Magic Show for the Children

  • Free Food ( hot dogs and award winning chili)

  • Silent Auction

 

 

News Release  
July 9, 2015
For Immediate Release


Caledon asks Court to Quash Peel Region Decision

 


The Town of Caledon is today applying to the Superior Court of Justice to quash Region of Peel Resolution 2015-83. This resolution, adopted at Regional Council on June 25, 2015, directs Regional staff to enter into negotiations to expand the boundary of Caledon industrial lands to include a residential development. Caledon’s representatives on Regional Council voted unanimously against the resolution. The quashing or repealing of the Region of Peel resolution is being sought because the direction in the resolution is beyond the Region’s authority and is therefore illegal.  Its adoption also contravened the Region’s Procedural By-law. “The Town of Caledon went through an open, transparent and accountable planning process to decide on new land for development,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “To have Regional Council set aside that public process and decide they know better, without any land use evaluations, without any staff reports, without even following their own rules or Ontario’s laws, is simply wrong.” “They’ve turned an open public process into a dirty game of back-room bait and switch,” said Thompson. “Caledon will not be part of it. Our residents deserve better.” On June 25, 2015, Peel Region Council adopted Resolution 2015-83 that violates the Planning Act, the Places to Grow Act and its own Procedural By-law:  it requires action that avoids the public and technical processes required under the Planning Act;   it does not conform to the Region of Peel Official Plan or the Provincial Growth Plan as required under the Places to Grow Act; and  it did not achieve the two-thirds majority required by the Region’s Procedural By-law. “The people of my Ward and the Town of Caledon, participated in an open public process,” said Regional Councillor Jennifer Innis. “Now, one lone wolf developer complains and Regional Council wants to take the discussion into a back-room for secret discussions?  No way.”

 

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Planned Skateboard Park-Design Phase Moving Forward

 

The Town of Caledon is entering the Design Phase of a skate Board Park for Caledon Village.  The site being favoured at the moment is the park in the Mistywoods Sub Division. The Skateboard park is still in its infancy stages but it is so encouraging that a tendre is being issued to draw up the plans .  Please let us know your thoughts on the suggested location. With a Highway dividing our Community there will be traffic and safety concerns regardless of where it goes.

 

There are Skateboard parks planned for both Alton and Caledon Village both with their own unique design  At long last the kids in Ward 1 will have a place to test their skateboarding skills.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Media Release:                                                                                                                                               March 21, 2016

 

 

For several years Councilors have been trying to get the attention of the MTO with regards to mitigating the impact of Hwy 10 on residents in Caledon Village.

 

During  discussions with Regional Staff, with regards to Strategic Goods Movements, I discovered three things:

Firstly, the Region of Peel only receives $60,000 per year from the Aggregate Truck Levy… not a lot of money for road repairs,  

Secondly, Region prefers to have long haul interregional truck traffic using provincial highways where possible and

Thirdly, the Region has regular and ongoing communications with the MTO.

 

At that meeting, I reintroduced the idea of the Caledon Village Bypass and how it would benefit the Region for the following reasons:

 

1.       Eliminate trucking on Charleston side road between Hwy 10 and Airport Rd.

  1. Eliminate trucking on Regional Rd 136 thru Alton
  2. Eliminate trucking on Airport Rd  which would save Mono Mills and Caledon East from future road expansion
  3. Truck traffic going east bound on Hwy 24 would divert north or south onto the bypass.
  4. Trucks coming from outside of Caledon will come south on Hwy 10 diverting onto the bypass

6.      Save Regional taxpayer dollars

 

The result of this conversation is the motion below, that will enable the Region to lead in this discussion as it is in the best interest of the Region, the best interests of the villagers of Caledon, Alton, Mono Mills, Caledon East, and commuters who travel Hwy 10 to work every day.

 

Quality of life diminishes as truck traffic rises. Removing traffic from our villages will allow communities to thrive, businesses to prosper, and improve conditions for pedestrians and those who live there.

 

 

Barb Shaughnessy

Regional Councilor Ward 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yard Waste Collection

 

The Region has made provisions with the new collection contractor to continue to collect yard waste in these "Compostainer" containers until they eventually break down - the Compostainers will not be replaced at the end of their life, but, residents are welcome to use them until then.

 

Yard waste collection will remain on a bi-weekly collection schedule in the Town of Caledon where residents may also use kraft paper bags, open top containers, old blue or grey boxes or the Compostainer provided that each receptacle cannot weigh more than 20 kilograms (44 pounds) each.

 

Council Workplan now finalized

 

Throughout 2015, members of Council contributed, with staff and input from the community, to the Council Workplan. That plan is now finalized and serves to guide our activities throughout this term of Council. All data and direction has been consolidated into one, easy-to-read document.

 

Visit the plan online and you will see the top priorities as identified by the community, Council and staff, and what we will be doing to improve services and infrastructure in these areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Public Open House on Whitebelt Visioning Exercise

 

Date: Nov 19th 2015

 

Place: Brampton Fairgrounds 12942 Heart Lake Road Caledon

 

Time: 6:30-9:00

 

More information http://www.Caledon.ca/whitebelt

 

 

 

 

Six Villages Community Improvement Plan

 

 

When and Where: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 
Info Session: 6:00 p.m. Public Meeting: 7:00 p.m. 
Council Chambers, Town Hall, 6311 Old Church Road, Caledon East, L7C 1J6

 

A formal Public Meeting is scheduled on November 11, 2015 to present the Final Draft Six Villages Community Improvement Plan and the proposed Community Improvement Project Areas.

 

For further details on the meeting, please use the following link:  http://www.caledon.ca/sixvillages  

 

Please note that a revised draft copy of the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for the Caledon Six Villages CIP project and maps showing the proposed project areas, are now available for public review and comment on the Town’s website.

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Caledon OPP Invite You to Visit Them on May 19th

 

 

 

On Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, members of the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are hosting an Open House at the detachment located at 15924 Innis Lake Road in Caledon East to celebrate Police Week (May 13, 2018 – May 19, 2018).

In recognition of Police Week, we welcome the community to drop by and see the many ways the Caledon OPP are working with our community to make Caledon safe.

Some of the exciting features of this event include:

·         a tour of the detachment

·         the opportunity to mingle with our staff & meet some of our community partners

·         speak to Provincial Constable Clayton Brown about civilian and uniform job opportunities within the OPP

·         a K-9 demonstration by Provincial Constable Vynny Hick featuring ‘Cash’ at 1:00 pm

·         check out some of our vehicles on display

·         enjoy a BBQ lunch courtesy of Zehrs in Bolton

A community is only as strong as the people in it – who know one another and work together to achieve a safe, happy, and healthy place for all of us in the Town of Caledon.

I hope you are able to join us for this special event and I look forward to meeting you there!

 

Written by Patti Foley

 

 

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MINUTES OF THE JUNE 29TH, 2015 meeting

OLD CALEDON TOWNSHIP HALL AT 7 P.M.

 

Attendance:  Heather Wilkinson, Colin Lewis, Fay McCrea

Guests:         Marie and Buddy McWhirter, Barney Beckett

Regrets:         Yves deLisle, Councillors Shaughnessy and Beffort

 

Heather called the meeting to order and introduced our guests/new members.

 

  1. Beautification: Heather informed us that $58,000 was approved by Council and is available from our beautification budget.  Various suggestions were put forth on how to use any additional funds recognizing that most of the allotted money will be used for electrical work needed on 5 of the already installed banner poles. The CVA was asked to provide our Councillors with ideas on how to use any additional monies;

 

Fay has been asked by some residents if it is possible to have some benches with backs as the current ones are uncomfortable to sit on.

 

In the original beautification plan, there was a bench promised for somewhere between Maple Grove Road and Hwy. 10 on the north side of Charleston for the seniors walking from the apartment building to rest, if necessary.

 

Marie suggested using any remaining funds for a couple of benches in the Maple Grove parkette and even some more playground equipment would be great.

 

Benches in the Fairgrounds near the playground equipment are also needed.

 

Buddy suggested woodcarvings much like what is displayed throughout Orangeville. Perhaps Caledon Central and or Mayfield could help in determining the design….a contest for the kids….

 

Fay talked to Brian Baird about a plaque to recognize the donors of the snowflakes and he said that it could be placed in the parkette.

 

There was also supposed to be a plaque with the history of the village. Fay will follow up with Sally Drummond as work was begun on the wording for this a few years ago.  .

 

 CVA would also like to purchase 10 more banners so all poles have two. An historical theme has already been approved.

 

We suspect more than half the budget will be used to install the hydro to the remaining poles.

 

  1. Traffic and Safety: Truck traffic is a major concern with the residents in the Village. Heather explained that the beautification efforts were intended to help calm traffic through the Village. All agreed that much more than beautification is needed to calm traffic and improve the safety of our roads.

 

Turning at the 4 corners is very dangerous and something has to be done make the four corners in Caledon Village as well as Kennedy and Charleston safer crossings. All agreed that with Tim’s opening soon the situation is only going to get worse.

 

 

  1. < >  CVA’s current website is in dire need of being updated. Heather has tried to retrieve the password but it might be easier to start from scratch.       Marie and Buddy were in favour of a Facebook page as there is no cost involved. Barney has a Facebook page as well as a website and he will check with his provider to see what she would charge to set up our website. Heather will also get quotes from her providers.

    Twitter: Heather has set up a Twitter account. Twitter provides a quick reference to what is happening in and around the Town of Caledon.  We are following Town of Caledon, The Mayor, many councillors, the local newspapers, other village associations and many local businesses. Our twitter account is CVA@CaledonVillage. Heather is tweeting and retweeting daily. If you don’t want to have a Twitter Account you can always just read the many posts. It provides one stop shopping to what is in the local papers (in an environmentally friendly way).

 

We discussed doing a Twitter tutorial to help those who are not familiar with the technology.

 

  1. Other discussions focused on the lack of facilities for the youth of the Village. We lost our pool and are in need of recreational activities for our youth. It would great to have an ice pad and a skateboard park. Another idea was to have some art work possibly created by students of Caledon Central and/or Mayfield. Maybe some art work on more benches. We need to involve the youth in our community.

     

 

  1. Santa Claus Parade:  The CVA was advised that there is a rumour going around the Village that the Caledon Village Tree Lighting and Parade in moving to Inglewood. It was said that after losing the Caledon Pool it doesn’t take much to set people off. Heather assured the CVA that the Parade and Tree Lighting is a go. Heather will be coordinating the events again this year. Planning has already started, the insurance is being secured, kids toys are being bought, and all the regulars are committed to making it bigger and better (in Caledon Village) again this year.

 

  1. Traffic and Safety: With the beautification project almost complete the CVA’s focus for 2015-2016 will be working with the Town, OPP and MTO to improve Traffic and Safety in our Village.   

 

 

 

Our next Executive Meeting will be July 20th 7:00.  Anyone wishing to be part of the executive is welcome to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

November 25, 2016

 

 

The two-hatter firefighter issue has raised its ugly head again. 

 

Two-hatters are full-time professional firefighters who also volunteer their off-duty time answering calls in their home communities. They are some of the most experienced and loyal firefighters in our community.

 

Their unions - the Ontario Professional Firefighter's Association (OPFFA) and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) - are ordering two-hatters to hand in their pagers and stop fighting fires and responding to emergencies. The union's order flies in the face of public safety. It's wrong, and they should know better. It was only a year ago, after much public debate, that Ontario's Legislature passed Bill 109 to support two-hatters. It is incredible - and appalling - that these union leaders are not standing true to that Bill. And, for now, Ontario's Minister of Labour has yet to weigh in.

 

Ironically, the union leaders fight to ensure that firefighters can volunteer for anything, and can pursue any other career they want in their free time.  Pursue whatever they want, provided they aren't rescuing people or fighting fires.

 

I have to wonder if the union is protecting its own self-interest.

 

Our goal is community safety. And our taxpayers deserve cost-effectiveness.

 

Caledon's 22 full time suppression firefighters and about 250 volunteers work together to meet safety standards set by the Ontario Fire Marshal. In Caledon, we pay about $20,000 to train each volunteer. That training often launches full-time careers in big GTA cities, but our two-hatters remember who gave them their start and they are loyal to us.

 

Caledon is not unique in that way. There are hundreds of two-hatters across Ontario and many of them started their careers as volunteers in their home towns. They serve big cities, like Hamilton and Ottawa, and they serve smaller communities that could not possibly afford to rely solely on full-time, salaried fire services.

 

The volunteer model is more affordable for smaller communities. It ensures that municipalities can fund other services that keep people safe, like policing, ambulance, winter road maintenance, water treatment, infrastructure investment and social services. The bottom line is that Ontario's municipalities must provide safe and affordable fire services for all communities.

 

Two-hatters deserve our thanks and our protection. They don't deserve this treatment from their unions. They have stood by their communities for years and they stand by us now despite threats from the union.

 

I know the community is with me when I promise that we will stand by them.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

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November 25, 2016

 

 

The two-hatter firefighter issue has raised its ugly head again. 

 

Two-hatters are full-time professional firefighters who also volunteer their off-duty time answering calls in their home communities. They are some of the most experienced and loyal firefighters in our community.

 

Their unions - the Ontario Professional Firefighter's Association (OPFFA) and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) - are ordering two-hatters to hand in their pagers and stop fighting fires and responding to emergencies. The union's order flies in the face of public safety. It's wrong, and they should know better. It was only a year ago, after much public debate, that Ontario's Legislature passed Bill 109 to support two-hatters. It is incredible - and appalling - that these union leaders are not standing true to that Bill. And, for now, Ontario's Minister of Labour has yet to weigh in.

 

Ironically, the union leaders fight to ensure that firefighters can volunteer for anything, and can pursue any other career they want in their free time.  Pursue whatever they want, provided they aren't rescuing people or fighting fires.

 

I have to wonder if the union is protecting its own self-interest.

 

Our goal is community safety. And our taxpayers deserve cost-effectiveness.

 

Caledon's 22 full time suppression firefighters and about 250 volunteers work together to meet safety standards set by the Ontario Fire Marshal. In Caledon, we pay about $20,000 to train each volunteer. That training often launches full-time careers in big GTA cities, but our two-hatters remember who gave them their start and they are loyal to us.

 

Caledon is not unique in that way. There are hundreds of two-hatters across Ontario and many of them started their careers as volunteers in their home towns. They serve big cities, like Hamilton and Ottawa, and they serve smaller communities that could not possibly afford to rely solely on full-time, salaried fire services.

 

The volunteer model is more affordable for smaller communities. It ensures that municipalities can fund other services that keep people safe, like policing, ambulance, winter road maintenance, water treatment, infrastructure investment and social services. The bottom line is that Ontario's municipalities must provide safe and affordable fire services for all communities.

 

Two-hatters deserve our thanks and our protection. They don't deserve this treatment from their unions. They have stood by their communities for years and they stand by us now despite threats from the union.

 

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November 1, 2016

 

 

Dear Friends and Neighbours, 

 

It's budget time!

 


 

 

On November 15th staff will present council with the draft 2017 budget. Just like budgeting in our homes and businesses, we are challenged with balancing needs, wants with ability to pay; it's not easy. Council and staff work together to identify critical needs like deteriorating infrastructure and facilities with services and programs that enhance the quality of life for our residents. We must focus on needs more than wants.  

 

I encourage residents to share their thoughts and ideas with us because this is your hard earned money and you should have a say in how it's spent. 

 

Send me your comments by email allan.thompson@caledon.ca or attend our upcoming coffee with council sessions taking place this month.

 


 

 

Culinary Caledon, Empowering Youth

 

On November 4th I will be hosting an exciting business event. It's exciting because it will feature a gourmet lunch prepared by culinary students from four of Caledon's high schools and a panel discussion on the opportunities and the value of partnerships. 

 

For information or to register for this event go to caledon.ca/mbb

 

This past Sunday was the first remembrance day service at the cenotaph in Caledon East. It always hits me when I stand in front of that monument and read the names because I know they were people who lived here in Caledon, they had families, businesses or farms and they gave their lives so we could live in a free and peaceful Country. The inscription reads "their bodies are buried in peace, their names live on forever" and they will live on forever in our grateful hearts. 

 

A shout out to the Peel 4-H Team competing next week at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. I remember my 4-H days and it wasn't that long ago that James and Julia were showing at the Royal. I wish this year's team all the best! 

 

 

Mayor Allan Thompson 

 

   

 

November 1, 2016

 

 

 

 

Dear Friends and Neighbours, 

 

It's budget time!

 


 

 

On November 15th staff will present council with the draft 2017 budget. Just like budgeting in our homes and businesses, we are challenged with balancing needs, wants with ability to pay; it's not easy. Council and staff work together to identify critical needs like deteriorating infrastructure and facilities with services and programs that enhance the quality of life for our residents. We must focus on needs more than wants.  

 

I encourage residents to share their thoughts and ideas with us because this is your hard earned money and you should have a say in how it's spent. 

 

Send me your comments by email allan.thompson@caledon.ca or attend our upcoming coffee with council sessions taking place this month.

 


 

 

Culinary Caledon, Empowering Youth

 

On November 4th I will be hosting an exciting business event. It's exciting because it will feature a gourmet lunch prepared by culinary students from four of Caledon's high schools and a panel discussion on the opportunities and the value of partnerships. 

 

For information or to register for this event go to caledon.ca/mbb

 

This past Sunday was the first remembrance day service at the cenotaph in Caledon East. It always hits me when I stand in front of that monument and read the names because I know they were people who lived here in Caledon, they had families, businesses or farms and they gave their lives so we could live in a free and peaceful Country. The inscription reads "their bodies are buried in peace, their names live on forever" and they will live on forever in our grateful hearts. 

 

A shout out to the Peel 4-H Team competing next week at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. I remember my 4-H days and it wasn't that long ago that James and Julia were showing at the Royal. I wish this year's team all the best! 

 

 

Mayor Allan Thompson 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALEDON VILLAGE ASSOCIATION

MINUTES OF THE OCTOBER 22ND 2015 MEETING

OLD CALEDON TOWNSHIP HALL AT 7 P.M.

 

CVA: Heather Wilkinson, Judy Lewis, Yves deLisle, Fay McCrea

Caledon Lions Club:  Tom Sweeney, Gord McDonald

Caledon Optimists:  Sue Montgomery

 

Preparation for December 3rd Treelighting and Santa Claus Parade

 

Parade Route Update:

CVA members were not supportive of the new starting point for the parade proposed at the last meeting. They felt it would preclude CVA members in the Snowberry Court area and other people on the south side of Charleston.  In order to make the parade route shorter it was suggested the front of the parade start at Birch Haven Court and the parade would gather in the wetlands area where there are no homes. Gord agreed there were residents who gathered just past the school and the route would still be shorter for people who wish to walk the route. Tom will update the map and also send a copy to Judy for inclusion in the flyers that goes to the school(s).

Tom asked that we not make any more changes to the route as he is sending out the route to those having a float in the parade.

 

Float Update:

Tom has provided with a list of potential floats and is working his way through the list.

He has a few confirmed.

It was agreed there would be a prize for the BEST float.

Judges will be located between Hawthorn and Charleston.

It was suggested that a note be added to the map on the back of the flyers saying that the floats will be judged on the boulevard between Hawthorn Ave. and Charleston.

Gord will have his sound system there and will announce the floats as they approach the judging area.  

It was agreed it would be great if we could obtain a bus for the Maple Grove Seniors so they could be part of the celebrations and see the floats. 

 

Treelighting Update

The church is booked from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There is a set fee this year for the rental of $175.00.

Fay to double check the cost with Doreen Beffort.

Optimists have their volunteers to look after the food.

Sue requested smaller coolers for easier handling to take outside.

 

Outside Carols & MC

Gord has agreed to lead a few Christmas carols after the tree lighting.

Fay agreed to get copies of words to him for photocopying. 

Gord thought it would work well to share the emcee work with Bruce Craggs.

Bruce confirmed that he is ok with this arrangement.

Political speeches will be kept to a minimum.

 

Outside Raffle Update (new this year)

Caledon Lions Club would like to have FREE draws outside for children’s prizes and they committed to $300 to purchase the toys (subject to the club approval).  

The Caledon Optimists will have 6 draws of $25 this year. (done in past years)

Optimists will hand out tickets to all the children for both free draws.

 

 

Inside Raffle Update

The CVA will have the jars inside for children’s toys and committed to spending $300++ some other donations from CVA members. The tickets for the jars will be FREE. Each child will be given a Happy Face stamp on their wrist and will be given 12 tickets to place in the jars for the toys of their choice.

 

Community Donations

Optimists will make a $200 donation to the Fire fighters.

CVA will make a $200 donation to the Caledon OPP for their “Shop with a Cop” venture.

 

 

Sponsor Board and Timing Poster

Judy will create the Sponsor board and Gord will have a list of the sponsors to read and to thank them. 

Heather will add Ward 1 or Caledon Village to the donor’s names.

CVA (Heather, Judy and Fay) will work on the timing and develop a programme of events.

It is estimated the parade will start at 5:30 p.m.

Gather at the church by 6:00 p.m. The festivities will begin at the church parking lot with the speeches, tree lighting and carol sing and then the draw for the prizes for the children.

Food will be served outside starting art 6 p.m.

Bumbling Bert, the magician will be ready to perform inside no later than 6:45 p.m.

Orangeville Chorus, Sweet Adelines at approx. 7:30 p.m.

Inside draw for kids 8:15

Silent Auction winners 8:45

 

 

Action Items:

 

Heather will send out invite to the dignitaries.

CVA to purchase candy canes for Santa to distribute to the children.

Caledon Lions Club to ensure the parade floats/trucks/cars park on Elizabeth Street after they cross Highway 10.  

The Lions Club to put up cones so no cars park on Elizabeth St. and advise residents the floats will be parking there after the parade.

Judy will look after 650 school flyers. 

Fay will do Press Releases and Coming Events columns in local newspapers, and SNAP. It will also appear in the Winter issue of IN THE HILLS.  

Tents will be supplied by Joe Henry and Yves. 

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Judges to be selected.  Several local people were suggested.

Santa is confirmed

Town Crier confirmed

Need to confirm Santa has a suit.

CVA to start collecting for Silent Auction

 

See Upcoming Events Tab for  Details as they unfold

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Testimonials From over the Years

 

 

Thanks, Heather and the CVA, for keeping up the charming tradition of the Santa Claus parade, tree lighting and Christmas celebration.  It gives a nice sense of community to Caledon Village.  Our grandkids love to come up every year for the weekend to go to the festivities with us and we all have a great time. 

Buddy and Marie McWhirter

 

 

 

I am so enthusiastic about the parade. Unless you are on the parade route, you would have no idea how wonderful and very special it is to have a Santa Claus parade go right past your house. No matter what the size, it is still a fantastic community event for our village.

 

Joanne Ruth

 

 

It is a wonderful family event that pulls the community together.

Our daughter comes from Orangeville every year and brings my grand-daughter and her little face just lights up when she sees the parade. Last year I knocked on doors when the parade was getting close urging neighbours to come and watch the parade.  Some of them had forgotten!

It is the start of the Christmas season for our family.

 

Linda Turner

 

 

 

We always look forward to participating in this local parade. Even if the weather is not the best,

we still take our Model T Ford out to be part of this event.  We do not participate in large parades and we just love the country atmosphere of the Caledon Village event.

 

Jessica and Jim Ruth

 

 

 

Joanne Russell is our daughter.  She is 35 years old and was born with cerebral palsy AND she still believes in Santa Claus.  That is why, each year, when we tell her that Santa Claus is again coming down our road in Caledon Village, her eyes light up, she gets wonderfully excited, and she can't wait for the parade to start.  The evening of the parade, we all get our warm coats and pants on and we wait at the end of the driveway.  Joanne loves every second of anticipation and when the parade comes past our house, she yells "Merry Christmas" and let's everyone in hearing distance know that she really, really appreciates their efforts in bringing Santa to our village.

Thank you all so much.

 

Joanne, Linda, and David Russell

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