The Town of Rosemère is offering residents an array of innovative and diverse activities in the lead-up to the holidays. First and foremost, the Mayor would like to reassure Santa’s fans, young and old alike, that he will still find his way to Rosemère this year, despite the current circumstances.
Raindeer with GPS!
“In the past year, our team has shown extraordinary ingenuity in coming up with a virtual lineup of programs and support services for residents,” said Mayor Eric Westram. “For the holidays, they have outdone themselves. This year, instead of you going to Santa, he’ll be coming to you! He will be travelling through the streets of Rosemère, tracked by GPS so you can follow him as he goes. We will also take advantage of Santa’s time with us to collect non-perishable food items and donations for our traditional Guignolée food drive. This small gesture makes all the difference for lower-income families in the area. I encourage you to give generously.”
Visit from Santa Claus and food drive – December 5 and 6
Santa will make his way through the streets of Rosemère on December 5 and 6. Children are invited to come out and cheer him on, and residents are asked to leave a bag of food drive donations at the curb for the mayor and councillors to pick up while they walk alongside his sleigh. If the procession route doesn’t go directly pasta residents house, the city is asking for a nearby street to be chosen to watch from in order to comply with physical distancing rules and avoid having too many people gather in one spot. The Town’s website will track the sleigh in real time: www.ville.rosemere.qc.ca.
Family visits with Santa online — December 12 and 13
On December 12 and 13, families can meet Santa virtually over Zoom. Children will be able to tell him what they want for Christmas without leaving the comfort of their own home. To sign up for a virtual visit, email firstname.lastname@example.org Also Pioneers Park will be turned into a winter wonderland as of November 27.
In the library
For every Rosemerite’s enjoyment, a short light show will be projected onto the front of the municipal library from December 14 to 21 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Also, residents are invited to visit the town library’s website for the latest on all the various seasonal activities. There will be storytimes, activity sheets for kids to take home, DVDs to borrow (popcorn included!), holiday craft suggestions and much more.
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