On Saturday, April-24-2021, Make A Wish Canada is “Hosting A Parade For James.” The 5-year-old Saint John boy is suffering from liver failure (genetic disorder) and his last wish is to have a parade of police vehicles, fire trucks, construction vehicles along with cars and bikes in his honor.
In conjunction with Make a Wish Canada, first responders, emergency workers, City of Saint John crews and Saint John businesses have come together to make the wish a reality. If you or someone you know, is planning to take part in the parade, below is an outline of the event.
Thank you and stay safe.
First Responders, Emergency Vehicles and Corporate Vehicles are encouraged to come up Sandy Point Road between 9:00-9:15am. Take the left onto University Avenue and the first vehicles will line up in the right-hand lane, at the bottom of the entrance to the Regional Hospital along University Avenue across from Canadian Blood Services.
Members of the Saint John Police Force will be on hand coordinating traffic, so we remind the public to please take the lead from officers in the area of the parade.
Citizens taking part in the parade can begin lining up along Sandy Point Road on the right-hand side across from Cedar Crest Gardens. Once the parade begins to move, officers will direct the vehicles on Sandy Point Road onto University Avenue.
The parade route will ask vehicles to take the road up to the Regional Hospital off University Avenue. When vehicles reach the top of the hill, they will turn left and James will be in that area.
Please honk, wave to James and then proceed to the first stop sign.
At that stop sign, turn left and proceed back down the hill onto University Avenue and then turn right and carry on with your Saturday.
We remind everyone that COVID-19 protocols are being followed closely. Please stay in your vehicle and keep a mask handy if you should have to roll down your window for instructions/directions.
For the public that are planning to take part in this event, a reminder that street legal vehicles only are permitted.
Manager of Communications
Saint John Police Force