Delays due to weather made for a very busy weekend of Christmas parades across the island. Over the past few weeks our employees, retirees, their families and friends spent many hours getting the Newfoundland Power floats ready. The Paw Patrol float delighted children and grownups alike at the Downtown St. John’s and Mount Pearl Christmas Parades, winning awards at both. At the Downtown St. John’s Parade, over 40 employees and family members walked the parade route and collected over 14,000 pounds of food valued at approximately $35,000 and over $8,000 cash from parade spectators, all in support of the Community Food Sharing Association. Many thanks to everyone who donated to those in need this time of year. In addition this year, we also held food drives at our offices, which added an additional 2,000 pounds of food. Thank you to our colleagues at Fortis for supporting our food drive as well.
Parade goers at the North Shore Santa Claus Parade were wished A Gingerbread Christmas from the employees, retirees and family members from our Carbonear office. A lot of work went into building the float and the Gingerbread House was a big hit.
For the Gander Christmas Parade, our employees put together a very unique Newfoundland Power themed float. The float featured a home well lit for the holiday season with our very own Power Line Technician, Justin Kieley, climbing the pole just outside. The parade is held at night, which was great for viewing the lights on all the floats.
The Thomas the Tank Engine chugged his way through the Grand Falls-Windsor Christmas parade. This is the third year that Thomas was able to participate in a parade. He made his debut in Carbonear in 2015 and last year he thrilled crowds in St. John’s.
The next parade will be taking place this weekend in Clarenville….keep an eye out for our Polar Express Float.
Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season Everyone!
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