Children, youth, and young adults with Special Needs in Thunder Bay received
$34 422.52 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, and young adults benefit from both the donations and the increased awareness the Parade of Lights brings to their causes.
In addition to our parade walkers collecting cash donations the night of the parade online donations can be made at:
This will help us reach or exceed our 2019 fundraising goal of $40 000.
We are very excited to be offering a sensory friendly area for a second year. Drivers have been instructed that all music & horn honking be stopped in this area. See Parade Route map for location.
It is 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.