May the spirit of the season bring you closer to those whom you cherish so much. May this be a year of celebrations for everyone, Merry Christmas to all.

Our volunteers helped Markham and Stouffville celebrate at the annual Christmas parades.  Here’s a little quote from our organizers leading up to the events.

We are on a countdown to the Christmas season and in the long list of jobs is the Fair Float for the parades.  This year’s theme for Markham is “Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday”, and Stouffville’s theme is “Winter Wonderland”.  Some of my thoughts to include both of these themes for the float was to have some of our Canadian Symbolic people and animals in a winter wonderland scene for example, a lumberjack cutting down the tree with a sled containing the family Christmas tree (winter wonderland sleigh ride), fake snow and icicles, snowflakes for decor, maybe a stuffed beaver sitting on the tree stump that had been cut down, etc. Anyone have a stuffed moose?!! Blair Purcell thinks that he has a small sleigh that will fit nicely on our wagon.

Bryant and Lori