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December 23, 2020

Ho! Ho! Ho! Happy Holidays to the Defence Team! They’ve been kind enough to let me host this special episode of #Defenceteamnews from my home here at the North Pole.Today, I’ll be speaking with Avr Stephane Jacques who works with the #NORADTracksSanta team over at 22 Wing North Bay.

Paulina Hrebacka
Kemptville Advance
Thursday, November 14, 2019

One of Eastern Ontario's largest Christmas craft shows is held at St. Michael Catholic High School in Kemptville every November.


Photo credit: Paulina Hrebacka


Published Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:31PM EST

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Photo credit: Nate Vandermeer/CTV News Ottawa

Because COVID-19 is still around with no vaccine available by Christmas, Santa does not wish to get anyone sick or be a part of a gathering which risks the health of everyone.

Nor does Santa wish to cancel his 2020 visit. So he has come up with an idea:

Outdoors visits


HoHoHo à tous mes amis!

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Le père Noël veut d’abord te dire que Mme Claus, les lutins, les rennes et tout le monde, y compris moi-même, nous nous portons tous très bien ici au Pôle Nord.

Personne n’est malade.

HoHoHo to all my friends.

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Santa wishes to tell you that Mrs. Claus, the elves, the reindeers and everyone else, including myself, are all doing very well here in the North Pole.

No one is sick.

September 26, 2018 - The leaves are still green and pumpkins are sprouting up everywhere, but Santa Claus is coming a little earlier this year to Ottawa.

What’s bringing the jolly fellow back so soon? Have there been an increase of naughtiness in the Capital region?

Nope he says, everyone is doing great, always ready to give out a helping hand to those who need it. Which is one of the reasons Santa is coming to Ottawa.

He will be at the EY Center, October 13th, to say thank you and his share his appreciation to all the volunteers and staff involved with OutGROW OutPlay - OGOP.

Check out their web site for more information.

CBC News Posted: Dec 13, 2017 7:31 AM ET

An Ottawa man who dons Kris Kringle's red suit for parties and events has crafted a special bench for this weekend's NHL 100 Classic game at Lansdowne Park.

Marc Bertrand assembled used hockey sticks donated by Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, along with ones he found discarded at arenas, to create the bench.

It will be used as a seat for Santa Claus outside the game between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.

Un texte de Sylviane Lanthier


La classique de 2017 représente le dernier rendez-vous marquant le 100e anniversaire de la Ligue nationale de hockey (LNH), en plus de se dérouler pendant le 150e anniversaire de la Confédération canadienne. Des raisons particulières de célébrer notre sport national, et le père Noël ne sera pas en reste avec sa contribution spéciale : un fauteuil fabriqué spécialement pour l’occasion… en bâtons de hockey.

Santa posing with guests at Lansdowne Classic 100 NHL

Exhibits, Stanley Cup on display prior to Scotiabank NHL100 Centennial Classic between Senators, Canadiens
by Bill Price @BillPriceNHL / Editor-in-Chief

December 16th, 2017

Ottawa - The North Pole was one of dozens of family-friendly exhibits at the two-day indoor/outdoor official tailgate party in Aberdeen Pavilion and Aberdeen Square, a mere slapshot away from Lansdowne Park, the site of the game. The Pregame is free of charge and will be open from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday.