Vanderhoof Christmas parade in question, says Chamber

Chamber of Commerce Manager said the event is still under discussion with Northern Health

Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce said a “Reverse Parade” has been suggested as an alternative by a representative of Northern Health. (Black Press File photo)

Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce said a “Reverse Parade” has been suggested as an alternative by a representative of Northern Health. (Black Press File photo)

Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce said they are facing a setback with regards to the Parade of Lights event announced last week.

In a Nov. 23 email to its members, Chamber Manager Philip MBayoh said there has been a reversal on the decision to go ahead with the parade.

“The event is still under discussion by Northern Health and we are waiting to get a final word from them before we can give you final confirmation and details of the event,” MBayoh said.

A “Reverse Parade” has been suggested as an alternative by a representative of Northern Health and is also in discussion, he said. In a reverse parade, floats will be stationed at various locations instead of driving around, and viewers will walk around to see the float of their choice.

MBayoh said these decisions are out of the hands of the Chamber and the organization will have to abide by the directions set out by Northern Health.

“We therefore encourage anyone who was considering participating in this parade to remain flexible with plans and to bear with us as we work towards getting a final decision,” he said in his email on Tuesday.

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Aman Parhar
Editor – Vanderhoof Omineca Express, Caledonia Courier

aman.parhar@ominecaexpress.com

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