Beaches Easter parade declared 'politics-free zone'

Elected officials will not be allowed to walk in the parade this year in the interest of keeping the event family-focused

(image from Beaches Easter Parade)

It won't be long before your family is hunting for Easter eggs and possibly taking in a parade, but the Toronto Beaches Lions Club is making some changes to their annual Easter parade this year.

In an effort to make it a 'politics-free zone,' the club is not allowing any elected officials walk in the parade. That includes those vying for the job of mayor of Toronto.

A memo sent out to community members states that the focus needs to be on community and families, and not on political signs or agendas.

The parade director Keith Begley, told The Sun that they have found it too hard to manage because the politicians just don't follow the rules. He says they raise their colours and signs when they've been asked not to.

Begley added that politicians could attend and work the streets, because organizers don't have any control over that.

John Tory and Karen Stintz's people confirmed to the The Sun that they were turned away by the organizers.

About 50-thousand people are expected to attend the event on April 20.

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
  1. don was right posted on 04/08/2014 09:16 AM
    what will Sandra from Toronto do with hertaxpayer funded bunny suit?
  2. john posted on 04/08/2014 11:01 AM
    good to hear . so dos that mean Kathleen Wynne and her useless scum suckers will not be there either .
  3. Etobi-COKE Voter posted on 04/08/2014 12:13 PM
    Guess that means Mayor McBoob will have parade around the Steak Queen..................
    1. john posted on 04/08/2014 12:42 PM
      @Etobi-COKE Voter i hear they love him down there to .
showing all comments

Sign Up For Breaking News Alerts

Becoming a member only takes 60 seconds! Members get access to exclusive information and products that non-members do not, including concert ticket presales, trips, advance notice on upcoming entertainment events, movie screening passes, music giveaways and more!

Login with Facebook

Stay connected 24/7! Receive breaking news and programming alerts right to your inbox. CLICK HERE to sign-up.

Today's Poll

The provincial government says they are determined to eliminate the deficit by 2017-2018. Do you think it will actually happen?

Voting is restricted to one vote every 24 hour(s) VoteResults

Top Stories