Would you be interested in helping organize an event being hosted on Saturday July 25th 2015? We are looking for anyone interested in volunteering some time or organizing an event/activity or participating on the committee to further develop the plans and ideas.
Public meetings have been scheduled for Wednesday February 18, 2015 at 1:00PM & 7:00PM at the Bracebridge Seniors Club at 54 Dominion St. in Bracebridge to provide further information.
A group of local people are interested in hosting a summer event in the downtown core built around the theme of Santa. It is the 60th anniversary of Santa’s Village and building on the awareness that celebration is hoped to generate, a festival called SantaFest has been developed.
Plans Considered to Date: Event scheduled for Saturday July 25, 2015
Activities currently planned or being considered include;
Parade on Manitoba Street
Town Crier Competition
Ginger bread decorating activity/contest
Themed menus from local restaurants
Scavenger hunt and decorating activity
Decorating the main street (windows or Christmas boxes)
Pioneer power display
Fire department and EMS display and children’s activity
Home Depot children’s building program
River race / Santa Floating
Use of the river could be advantages
Ornament decorating and a communal tree to be decorated with the craft ornaments
Soap box derby style event
Digital scavenger hunt
To Be Determined
Additional activities provided by interested businesses/individuals
Timing and scheduling of activities
Location of activities
*Main Street between Taylor and Ontario
* Old train station parking area on River Road
* Warf area on Wharf Road
Establishment of a number of committees
* Volunteer coordination
* Activities development and coordination
* Town Crier competition
It is anticipated that committee meetings would be monthly and sub-committee’s would meet as needed. A social media group will be set up to manage communications within the committee with the hope that fewer physical committee meetings would be required.
Establish committee and set meeting dates
Confirm contacts of people interested in providing activities
Confirm activities location and secure necessary permits
Should you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Kelly at 705-645-2512 ext. 230.