Monday, November 14, 2011

Here Comes Santa Claus! (Daniela)

We are mid-way through November, and there is already the ring of the holidays in the atmosphere! The air is cooling down, and stores already have festive decorations lining the shelves.

McMaster Engineering got in on the holiday cheer action this past weekend. With some great support from the McMaster Engineering Custom Vehicle Team (MecVT) and the Baja Team, engineering students decked out in red and festive hats, walked along in the Hamilton Santa Claus Parade. We gave out candy canes to the eager kids waiting to see the big guy in red. You know the one; he’s got a long white beard, and a belly that shakes like a bowl full of jelly: SANTA CLAUS!

Baja Vehicle racing down the centre of the street!

I couldn’t believe how many kids there were! Main Street was absolutely packed! And the parade was full of different things to see; from an elf pulled by a miniature pony, to Chinese Dragons, to McDonald’s characters, all the way to the big man himself! It was definitely a great way to spend a Saturday!
Engineering students riding in the Carpool and Carpool III.

So as classes wind down, and snow begins to cover the ground, don't let exams get you down! Remember the cheer of the season! Hope to see you out at the Hamilton Santa Claus Parade next year!

Later days,