Santa parades lighten mood for Alix, Coronation communities

Santa Claus himself, along with driver and firefighter Taylor Hiron, participated in the Alix Christmas parade Dec. 5, which included 20 floats. The Alix Fire Department’s Annual Toy Run raised $1,890 for Santa’s Anonymous plus lots of toy donations too. ECA Review/S.Salkeld
Written by Stu Salkeld

Sixteen parade floats from businesses including Ramsay Stockmen Center seen here, along with a family entry, Coronation Fire & Rescue, RCMP and East Central Ambulance wound down the residential streets of Coronation hosted by Coronation Elks on Sun. Dec. 6. The parade was followed by fireworks by the Town of Coronation at the ball diamonds. Folks were encouraged to stay in their own homes to watch the parade to maintain COVID-19 pandemic rules.

Santa Claus himself, along with driver and firefighter Taylor Hiron, participated in the Alix Christmas parade Dec. 5, which included 20 floats. The Alix Fire Department’s Annual Toy Run raised $1,890 for Santa’s Anonymous plus lots of toy donations too. ECA Review/S.Salkeld

About the author

Stu Salkeld

Stu Salkeld, who has upwards of 28 years of experience in the Alberta community newspaper industry, is now covering councils and other news in the Stettler region and has experience working in the area as well.

He has joined the ECA Review as a Local Journalism Initiative Journalist.

Stu earned his two-year diploma in print journalism from SAIT in Calgary from 1993 to ’95 and was raised in Oyen, Alta., one of the communities within the ECA Review’s coverage area.