On Sunday November 22, the Vaughan Soccer club had the privilege of taking part in the SantaFest Parade. The Vaughan Azzurri 2002 Girls and the 2004 Boys joined together to walk the parade. We started our day at Canada's Wonderland where we huddled together in the cold, ate pizza and waited patiently in anticipation for the parade to begin...
The parade started with a large crowd that welcomed us onto the streets of Maple. We were all taken away by their enthusiasm and excitement.
'The energy from the crowds of Maple transferred onto the teams, as they handed out soccer bags and candy-canes to the crowd. The smiles and cheers the team received from the crowd was friendly and very contagious, encouraging the team to high five the crowd all the way to end!' said Maria Falcone.
The coaches, managers and parent volunteers were also able to join in and enjoy the cherished moments that surrounded the day. The team finished the parade with some well-deserved hot chocolate and group pictures. They were able to share some good times together, which provided the teams with an excellent environment to walk together, to build life-long friendships and to have fun off the field, in a safe setting. We truly had a wonderful experience.
There are many people we would like to thank for all their hard work in making this day happen: Thank you to the Vaughan Soccer Club, especially Sandra for organizing the event and for all the gifts they provided us with to distribute to the crowd. Thank you to Coach Felicia, and to Coach John for walking with the teams and for their commitment to them on and off the field. Thank you to Tony, Ivana, and Rosa for their participation, their hard work, and devotion to the team and in making this day a fun and safe day for everyone. Big thanks to Lucia for her endless photos that always capture the team at their finest moments.
We would like to thank SantaFest for providing us this opportunity to gather together. Their hard work and dedication to Maple is much appreciated. They provided us with a safe, organized and fun-filled event that created great memories that will last forever. Your efforts and dedication went beyond our expectations; we look forward to next year's SantaFest.
Lastly, thank you Vaughan Azzurri 2002 Girls and 2004 Boys, your energy, excitement and participation are outstanding both on and off the field. Keep up the excellent work and remember to work hard, play hard, and have fun!