The Mississauga Santa Claus Parade kicked off at 12:30 P.M. on Sunday, December 3rd at 12:30 P.M. The sunny, warm weather attracted a latge crowd.
Bonnie Crombie, the mayor of Mississauga, walked the entire parade route with her staff members before she welcomed and introduced each group during a live broadcast. She greeted the Tian Guo Marching Band and thanked practitioners for participating every year. She praised the band for its contribution to the culture of the community and said it brought light to the city.
Pamelia Rose, a long-time local resident, said the Tian Guo Marching Band was her favorite group in the parade. “What touches me the most are the words 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance' on the float. They mean so much and they are what we all need,” she said as she wiped tears from her eyes. “This group makes our parade very special.”
After the parade, several spectators praised the band on their performance. Some of the comments were, "You guys were really good", "Good job", and "You are the best band!"