Children with Special Needs in Thunder Bay received $25, 044.21 last year because of the Parade of Lights. Autism Ontario - Thunder Bay & District Chapter, George Jeffrey Children’s Centre, Special Olympics - Thunder Bay & Thunder Bay Therapeutic Riding Association children & youth benefit from both the donations and the increased awareness the Parade of Lights brings to their causes.
It is also clear that the Parade of Lights has turned into a magical evening, a seasonal favourite among young and old alike. Thousands line the streets for an opportunity to be part of the excitement and they truly appreciate the efforts of each entrant in the Parade of Lights.
For everyone's SAFETY we request that ALL Parade of Lights watchers, parents, guardians, & children keep OFF the road while watching the parade.
Also please do NOT leave or exit the Parade of Lights until the school bus followed by a police car has past your location. This is your sign that it is safe to leave. The purpose of this is to ensure the safety of the volunteers who are collecting donations as they are being picked up.