A wave from Ottawa
Osgoode Ward councillor George Darouze and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson waved to the crowd from their float with the rest of the Ottawa staff.   Glover photos

Kory Glover
Villager Staff
METCALFE – Metcalfe is finally in the Christmas spirit as their annual parade marched through the streets, throwing candy to the children while holiday classics played overhead.

Floats involved with the parade included the Metcalfe Lions Club, the Metcalfe Community Association, Castor Valley Elementary School, the Snowmobile Trail Club and the ward’s own councillor George Darouze with the rest of Ottawa staff including Mayor Jim Watson.

The Metcalfe Association, who organizes the parade every year, had their own float marching down the street.

During the parade, residents were able to grab a bite to eat with Fries for Charity, where they can pay any amount for a serving of warm, salted fries. All the proceeds made go towards a local charity, including CHEO.

After the parade, people were invited to the community centre to take part in pictures with Santa Claus while being served delicious treats and hot coffee.