Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy will participate in Sooke’s annual Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 26. (Facebook)

Naden Band set for Sooke Santa Claus Parade

First time Royal Canadian Navy band to perform in annual parade

The Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy will perform at this year’s Santa Claus Parade in Sooke.

It’s the first time the military band will perform in the parade.

The Naden Band is comprised of 35 professional full-time musicians whose primary role within the Royal Canadian Navy is to support naval operations, ceremonial events, and generate public awareness.

The band is based at CFB Esquimalt.

Parade co-chair Lorne Christensen said the parade so far has attracted a lot of interest from participants.

Sooke organizers also hope to attract participants from the Island Farms Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 25.

The Sooke Santa Claus parade begins at 5 p.m. on Nov. 26.

The parade wends its way along Sooke Road from Edward Milne Community School to Otter Point Road.

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