The Richmond Hill Santa Clause Parade commenced at 1:30 P.M. on November 18, 2007. This is the second year in a row that The Tian Guo Marching Band was invited to attend.
It was a perfect day for a parade, with a blue sky and lots of sunshine. Prior to the parade start, many audience members stopped to watch the band warm up and applauded happily.
The thousands of spectators were in high spirits and encouraged the band with their constant cheering, clapping and appreciative remarks.
A young volunteer assigned to accompany the Tian Guo Marching Band was initially shy, quiet and sullen. However, after listening to the band's music for a short while, her demeanor became open, talkative and smiling and she encouraged the audience to clap and sing along.