This year’s Rotary Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 7 in downtown Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

This year’s Rotary Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 7 in downtown Chilliwack. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

New sponsor hops on board Rotary Christmas parade

The Rotary Christmas Parade is Chilliwack’s “brightest night of the year” and takes place on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Chilliwack. This year, the parade will again be live-streamed by chillTV.ca, where it will also be available for viewing after the event.

The much-loved parade has also secured Mountainview Harley-Davidson as presenting sponsor on a multi-year commitment.

“We have a great line up of entertainers, bands and participants this year with many more to come,” said parade coordinator, Lynn Swanson. “Students from G.W. Graham Secondary school are already at work planning Santa’s sleigh and this year we have some unique and special reindeer to pull the sleigh.

“BC Transit is providing free buses from 3 p.m. through to 10 p.m. on all routes again this year, so it’s easy for everyone to get to the parade without parking or traffic concerns.”

There is still time to get involved with the parade.

“We are calling for parade floats and other participants as well as volunteers, and there are application forms on the parade website,” Swanson added. “Prior to the start of the parade, participants and volunteers will be entertained by the Chilliwack Community Band in Evergreen Hall where we will also be serving food and hot drinks.”