A very memorable Brampton Santa Claus parade.
We are delighted to announce that Rowntree Montessori Schools’ (@RowntreeSchools) float was awarded the Chairman’s Award (1st place) for Best Float in the Brampton Board of Trade (BBoT) 2015 Santa Claus Parade. We thank the BBoT Santa Claus Parade (@BramptonSanta) co-chairman and judges for recognizing the devotion and meticulous detail that went into creating our ‘Christmas at the South Pole’ entry. Also, a HUGE THANK-YOU goes out to all those who took the time to vote for us as their Fan Favourites’ – we are so honoured to have also been voted in 1st place by the parade fans.
The theme for this year’s spectacular RMS Santa Claus Parade Float was determined this past August, as staff and administrators gathered to begin the new school year. “Christmas at the South Pole” proved to be the winning idea, and the next several months were spent on weekly meetings to design and create the concept, characters, actions, costumes, and decorations. A South Pole hockey game, fishing derby, and fish fry over the open fires shared the upper deck with the snowmen, while the street was overflowing with penguins, some even breaking rank to give hugs to student spectators past and present. Let’s not forget the thousands of light bulbs to decorate every feature and character on the 53-foot float, as well as the fans blowing to keep up the inflatables and cooking fires! Add to all of this, the music and choreography mixed and performed by the dancing seals and penguins, (aka staff and students) and you have an unforgettable treat for the eyes, ears, and heart! Thanks so much to all members of the Rowntree community who came together to take “Christmas at the South Pole” from concept to reality!
This was Rowntree Montessori Schools’ 11th year participating in the parade and we have been presented with a total of 10 awards for our parade entries over the years.
Click on the link or the image below to see a short video posted by the Brampton Board of Trade of our float as it started on the parade route.