Manitoba Parents for

Ukrainian Education

Santa Claus Parade

Saturday, November 14, 2009, 4:30 – 8:00 PM


It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that MPUE announces that the English-Ukrainian Bilingual Program will be a participant in the Santa Claus Parade for a second year.


To promote this special float and our program we would like children and parents to participate in the parade. Due to the length and time of the parade we are requesting children to be accompanied by an adult at all times. All participants would walk along the route of the parade and hand out items to the on-lookers as well as sing along with the carols being played on the float.  In order to prepare for this event, we request that you complete the bottom portion of this form by Thursday, October 29th and send it back to your child’s homeroom teacher.


The picture float, from the 2008 parade, is based on the fairytale “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Anderson with minor modifications to include Ukrainian elements and our own creative spin. This story is very popular and well known in Ukraine and around the world. 


Our float will be accompanied by pre-recorded Ukrainian Christmas Carols sung by local school children as part of the music, as well as students from the English-Ukrainian Bilingual Program with some dressed as angels walking alongside the float.


If you have any questions, please send an email to We will forward additional information regarding the parade in the beginning of November. Thank you for your attention to this request.


Manitoba Parents for Ukrainian Education

Email:    Phone: 223-8358


Santa Claus Parade Participation Form

Please send completed information back to your school by Thursday, October 30th, 2009.

Parents or child supervisors will be responsible for their children during and after the parade.


Name of Student(s)                                                   School                                Home Room # & Teacher

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Parent/Guardian(s) Name                           Email                                                Phone

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______ My child(ren) will attend the event                                             ______ My child(ren) are unable to attend the event

______ My child(ren) are allowed to be videotaped/photographed    ______ I can assist with helping with float decorating/sewing.



I, _________________________________ (name of parent(s)/guardian(s)) will participate in the parade.



Parent/Guardian Signature                                                                   Date