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Christmas is officially upon us in Rockland!


Snow began to fall just as the Rockland Christmas Parade was underway last Sun- day, in what was a perfect kick-off to this holiday season. The annual Rockland Christmas Parade took place late afternoon on Sunday, Novem- ber 26.The parade began onHeritage Street and made its way down Laurier all the way to St. Joseph Street. Couples, families and friends of all ages were gathered around on both sides of the street, bundled up in blankets, mittens and scarves; some sitting on lawn chairs, others standing with children on their shoulders. Two police cars and a fire truck led the parade through the street, hon- king their horns and sounding their sirens the whole way through.They were followed bymarching cadets and plenty of floats filled with children and mascots. The festivities began before the parade started, as several business and homes along Laurier Street set up hot chocolate stands and fire pits to help people keep warm – one even had a fake-snowmachine blowing across their yard – while others had music playing andmascots taking pictures with the children. Mayor Guy Desjardins and the Cla- rence-Rockland City councilors, along with MPP Grant Crack and MP Francis Drouin, followed the parade on foot in Santa hats, giving out candies and chocolates to the young ones in the crowd.

Le défilé annuel de Noël de Rockland a eu lieu le dimanche 26 novembre en fin d’après-midi. Le défilé a commencé sur la rue Héritage et a fait son chemin tout au long de la rue Laurier, jusqu’à la rue St. Joseph. Deux voitures de police et un camion de pompiers ont conduit le défilé dans la rue, klaxonnant et faisant retentir leurs sirènes. Ils étaient suivis par des cadets enmarche et de nombreux chars remplis d’enfants et de mascottes. —photo Alexia Marsillo

It began to snow shortly after the parade began and by the end, the City was com- pletely white. Everyone was later invited to Club Powers for a spaghetti supper and an opportunity to take a photo with Santa.

Lemaire Guy Desjardins et les conseillersmunicipaux de Clarence-Rockland, ainsi que le député provincial Grant Crack et le député fédéral Francis Drouin, ont suivi le défilé à pied avec leurs chapeaux de père Noël, en distribuant des bonbons et des chocolats aux jeunes dans la foule. —photo Alexia Marsillo

Le 6 décembre est, depuis 2013, la Journée de non-violence de Prescott-Russell. Since 2013, December 6 has been the Prescott-Russell non-violence day.

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