Santa Claus Parade Photos—Photography –John Rayner 2009 2015


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Our Santa Parade by John Rayner… These are just some of his fabulous photos--see the rest of the photos here on his blog The AC is Always On..

 Please play while looking at photos

The candy canes never stopped coming. ↑

A nod to the past with this horse and buggy. ↓


↑ Sparks and Brownies

↓ Citizen of the Year–It’s Jan Ferguson!!!!

↑ ↓ The parade would be incomplete without pipers.


This isn’t Macy’s or Eaton’s: ↑ one of our bigger floats. Many are pulled by pickups … or whatever is at hand. ↓


Most floats or groups were introduced by banners. ↑ ↓


It is Canada, and hockey was well represented. ↑ ↓




The mutts did their part. ↑ ↓


A fab smile. ↑


Frosty ↑



Saturday, December 05, 2009

A Small Town Parade– see the rest here

There were no really big bands. Our two high school bands went by on floats …

… and there were two small highland bands. (There are many Scottish and Irish roots in this area.)



Several groups of dancers, representing local clubs and academies, sashayed by.

Most floats, and I used the term lightly, were pulled by trucks, tractors …

… or even buses (although the bus itself was the float in this case).

Even the genuine floats were pretty rudimentary.


But there was spirit, camaraderie and joy. Everybody and their dog enjoyed it …

Also read John’s

Our Small Town Parade

A Great Time!

Related Reading:

Carleton Place Santa Claus Parade Photos

Santa Claus Parade Photos–2010– 2012 2014 –Michael Gauthier-Freedom Photography

Santa Claus Parade 2015 — Photos- Bob McDonald

Carleton Place Santa Claus Parade 2007

The Carleton Place Santa Claus Parade 2003

Carleton Place Christmas Parade 1987

The Night Santa Claus Came to Town – Holiday Parade Photos! 2012

What Would You Do With a Carleton Place Scarf?


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Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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