Chatham Daily News
Wind energy company GDF-Suez is sure to be on Santa’s ‘Nice List’ after donating $18,000 to cover the cost of the annual Chatham Santa Claus Parade. This is the second year in a row the renewable energy company has been the lead sponsor of the parade, being held on the evening of Friday, Nov. 14.
“I think it’s a great thing to promote,” said Lauge Nielsen, GDF-Suez director of operations for southwestern Ontario, of the company sponsoring the parade. He added a Santa Claus parade is a great family event to celebrate the holidays. Jaclyn Gillier, chair of Chatham Santa Claus Parade Committee, said, in a written release: “GDF-Suez came through in a big way again this year.” She added the committee could be more grateful for the company’s help.
The money will allow organizers to bring in the Port Huron Marching Band and the University of Western Mustangs Marching Band, along will large inflatables, including a 25-foot-high Cookie Monster, as well as roaming buskers. Read article