The theme for this year’s Peterborough Santa Claus Parade was “Christmas movies,” which presented us with a problem: most Christmas films don’t really feature canoes. So we stretched it a little bit and decided that the definition could include shorts about New Year’s Eve. Thus our Chasse-galerie float was born, based on the National Film Board short ‘The Legend of the Flying Canoe,” which you can watch here on the NFB website.
Here are a few photos from the museum’s entry in Peterborough’s 2011 Santa Claus Parade (please excuse any blurriness – our photographer was also in our float!).