Santa Claus Parade may not happen this year in Winnipeg

Santa Claus Parade may not happen this year in Winnipeg, Iryna Chyrkova

Santa Claus Parade is asking citizens to donate money

This year Santa Claus Parade will celebrate its 109th birthday. City authorities are convinced that the parade needs an update.

The first parade was held in 1909 and it is of great importance for the city. The director of the parade announced that there had been no updates for more than 60 years. She also urged the city's residents to donate 10 dollars for the parade.

In June, a special fund which is calledGoFundMe was created. People responsible for the parade are hoping to collect 100,000 dollars. So, every local citizen can contribute and become part of the next parade by making a small monetary investment.

Kildonan Place and Grant Park gave about 6000 dollars to the representatives of the organization for collecting money.

Monica Derksen also added that the plan for the renovation has already been created and if the necessary amount of money is not collected, the residents of the city might remain without Santa Claus Parade this year.

The official website shared information and reported that this year the parade needs not less than 120,000 dollars. The parade takes place in winter, respectively, it is necessary to provide all the necessary protective conditions for people who participate in it and to purchase new equipment and float.

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