Sooke Lions club will host Santa parade

There was fear the annual event may have to be cancelled when the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce pulled out

Sooke’s Santa Claus parade has been saved.

There was fear the annual event may have to be cancelled when the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce pulled out of the event earlier this year.

Now the Sooke Lions Club will take on the grand welcome for Santa after being approached by district staff.

This year’s Santa Claus Parade will be held Dec. 4 in the town centre.

“It comes out of our [the Lions] mandate to serve the community,” said Lorne Christensen, who will co-chair the parade with Al Beddows.

Participants and volunteers are needed for this year’s parade. Those interested can call Christensen at 250-818-3638.

The Lions have hosted the annual Canada Day event every July at the Sooke Flats.

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