News — 06 December 2017
GALLERY: 2017 Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade

Scenes from the 2017 Dryden Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade, held Friday Dec. 1. Parade floats explored themes of Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017 as 29 floats they made their way through the community along the traditional route.     Photos by Michael Christianson

Kinsmen 2017 Santa Claus Parade Winners

Business 1-10: Second Chance Pet Network

Business 10-50: Timbermax

Business 50+: Domtar (Dryden High School Ambassador Club)

School: St. Joseph’s School

Community: Eagle Lake First Nation/Dryden Police Service

Family: Bedard/Weigelt


The L&J Toe Tappers entertain parade goers at the Dryden Public Library.


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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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