Leduc RCMP talk safety with Santa Claus coming to town

Friday, November 29, 2019

Leduc, Alta - Leduc’s annual Santa Claus parade will roll along Main Street this Saturday November 30 starting at 7p.m.

The parade will be a festive spectacle of lights, music and holiday merriment. The streets will be dazzling with Christmas lights. While the day will be fun, safety is top of mind for everyone.

Leduc RCMP is asking that motorists be aware of the increased traffic and the road closures in the area. Plan ahead and leave a few minutes early if you need to travel in the vicinity of the parade. Be aware of increased pedestrian traffic and watch out for little ones.

“The Leduc RCMP appreciates that residents and motorists will be slightly inconvenienced. However, we believe these measures are necessary to successfully ensure the safety of all involved in the Santa Claus Parade”, says Constable Cheri-Lee Smith.

Leduc RCMP encourages all parade attendees to practice the following safety precautions:

  • Enjoy the parade from the safety of the sidewalk. Keep children from stepping off the sidewalk and running into the street;
  • Respect the businesses and the city along the parade route. Clean up after yourself and take any trash you have with you;
  • Dress warmly for the weather. Wear reflective, bright or light-coloured clothes to enhance visibility;
  • Lock your vehicle doors and remove any valuables;
  • Discuss safety with adolescents and children before the parade
  • Travel in groups if mature enough to be unsupervised;
  • Know places along the parade route where it is safe to go for help.

There will be a lost child zone located in the Lighthouse on 50th Avenue.

Members of the Leduc RCMP in partnership with City of Leduc Peace Officers and County of Leduc Peace Officers will be in the downtown area where the parade will take place assisting with traffic control to ensure the safety of members of the community in attendance.

-30-

Media Contact:
Constable Cheri-lee Smith
Leduc RCMP-GRC 780-980-7200