Local 793 members and their families participated in the Oakville Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 17, 2018.
The union was a gold sponsor of the event and had a float in the parade. The Local 793 truck was decorated in white and light blue and had speakers playing Christmas music.
The theme was Winter Wonderland. Playful costumed characters rode the float including a polar bear, snowmen (and women), the abominable snow beast aka the Bumble, Christmas trees, penguins, chipmunks and reindeer. A Local 793 contingent followed the float on foot wearing red Santa hats and handed out lollipops (to those that had been good).
The day was chilly and overcast, but the parade route was lined with thousands of children and adults. Local 793 waved to the crowd as the group wound its way along the route through the downtown area.