RSCA Toy Mountain Parade, and Toy Drive

In 2015 we held our first ever Toy Mountain Parade with tremendous success!!! Leaving from St. Jerome and winding through the central neighbourhood, onlookers got to enjoy the music, floats and visit from Santa…while getting the opportunity to donate new, unwrapped toys to the Salvation Army’s Toy Mountain!  This year we will be closing down Spratt to march through the centre of our beautiful neighbourhood from St Jerome to Bernard Grandmaitre!

Our toy drive, which boasts drop off points around the neighbourhood (2017 locations TBD) celebrates tremendous annual support from our Toy Mountain Angels (local businesses who donated money to purchase more toys) and competitions between our local guiding and scouting groups, has contributed over 2500 over the last 2 year, and thousands more in the years before the parade! Our impressive toy drive has garnered attention from local media outlets and word has gotten all the way to the executive of the Salvation Army in past years, who have expressed their sincere thanks at our endeavors!

Residents are encouraged to drop off toys at any of our drop off locations throughout the month of November, with their guiding and scouting groups, at the Pancake Breakfast, or during the parade.

We hope to continue celebrating the generosity of our fabulous community and help bring Christmas to the less fortunate of Ottawa!

CTV News will hopefully once again be on site during the parade to highlight the wonderful possibilities that transpire when a community comes together for a great cause!

Donate to the RSCA Toy Drive in support of Toy Mountain…we’ll shop for you!




Drop off locations in Riverside South for Toy Mountain!

– At the RSCA Pancake Breakfast with Santa (St. Jerome Elementary), Dec 2nd 9am-12pm

– During the RSCA Toy Mountain Parade, Dec 2nd 1-3pm

Moncions Your Independent Grocer

– My Toy Shop in Manotick (10% off purchases for Toy Mountain contributions in store or use discount code RSCA10 at www.mytoyshop.ca)

More locations to come!

Toy Mountain Angels

Local businesses are getting involved, whom we lovingly call our Toy Mountain Angels, by contributing money and toys to help bump up our neighbourhood’s impressive toy contribution!  Don’t forget to support the businesses who support our community!!!

My Toy Shop, in Manotick is matching our purchase!!  If we spend $2000 of Toy Mountain Angel money, they will give is an additional $2,000 worth of toys!!!  Purchase your personal and Toy Mountain toys at My Toy Shop and they will provide a 10% discount (online code RSCA10)!

Mouncion’s Your Independent Grocer is offering a 10% discount on our Toy Mountain Angel spending, on top of donating all of the food and drinks for our Christmas events!

 

If you are a business owner and would like to join the ranks of Toy Mountain Angels (and promote your wonderful local business in the process), please email events@riversidesouth.org

RSCA Sleigh Rides

Registration link:
https://www.snapuptickets.com/events/detail/rsca-evening-sleigh-rides-2017

It’s time to enjoy the twinkling lights in the neighbourhood in the best way possible…on horse-drawn sleighs! Participants waiting for the sleighs get to enjoy music, hot chocolate and cookie decorating in the gym!

We will once again have 3 sleighs doing 10 runs in 20 minute intervals from 5:00-8:00 on Dec 2nd…accommodating more than 750 people!!!!

If you have a special needs child, one of the 5:00 sleighs have been researved for these wonderful children at their families.

Registration is open now…this activity fills up fast, so book now!!!  There will be a nominal fee of $2 per seat to help pay for the sleighs. We are excited to be using snapuptickets for easy registration, and the RSCA will be covering the reduced processing fee from D.E. Systems (thanks David Dugas)!!

Please help me thank our wonderful sponsors…support local!!!

Moncion’s Your Independent Grocer is providing all of the food and supplies!

The Gathering Church band is providing Christmas Carols!

RSCA Pancake Breakfast with Santa

Fun for all, the Pancake Breakfast with Santa is one of the highlights of the RSCA year! Participants get to enjoy a pancake breakfast, have pictures with Santa, receive a gift, and make a craft!

Online registration and payment is available using snapuptickets.com. We are excited that D.E. Systems will once again be offering a reduced processing fee of $0.50 for our residents!

https://www.snapuptickets.com/events/detail/rsca-pancake-breakfast-with-santa-2017

As in prior years, there will be 2 sittings…9:00 and 10:35 on December 2nd.

We are blessed with the continued support of local sponsors to keep the price at $20 per family (up to 2 adults and their children) and $10 per individual.

The location Is once again at St. Jerome to allow us to accommodate more families!!!

Participants are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for our Toy Mountain toy drive.

 

Please join us in thanking our sponsors…helping us keep ticket prices family-friendly!

Moncion’s Your Independent Grocer provides all of the food and supplies!

Scotiabank is sponsoring the event with up to $2000!!

Dan & Laurie Coveduck, Royal Lepage Team Realty is sponsoring Santa’s Grotto!

Walkley Bowling Centre is making pancakes from scratch for the 10:35 sitting!

Broadways, Riverside South is cooking the sausages!

Gabriel Pizza, Riverside South is cooking the pancakes for the 9:00 sitting!

My Little Preschool is providing and organizing the crafts!

 

RSCA Sleigh Rides

Registration link:
https://www.snapuptickets.com/events/detail/rsca-evening-sleigh-rides

It’s time to enjoy the twinkling lights in the neighbourhood in the best way possible…on horse-drawn sleighs! Participants waiting for the sleighs get to enjoy music, hot chocolate and cookie decorating in the gym!

Changes this year include the addition of a 3rd sleigh!!! We have also moved the event forward 30 minutes to help accommodate the need for early sleigh times for young families. Sleighs will be running every 20 minutes starting at 5:00…the last one leaves at 8:00.

If you have a special needs child, one of the 5:00 sleighs have been researved for these wonderful children at their families.

Registration will be available starting November 1st at 8pm. There will be a nominal fee of $1 per seat to help pay for the sleighs. We are excited to be using snapuptickets for easy registration, and thank D.E. Systems for once again offering a reduced processing fee of $0.50!

 

Please help me thank our wonderful sponsors…support local!!!

Moncion’s Your Independent Grocer is provided all of the food and supplies!

My Toy Shop, Manotick is sponsoring the sleigh rides!

The Urbandale Plaza Businesses are sponsoring the sleigh rides!

The Gathering Church band is providing Christmas Carols!

Pretty Handsome is providing face painting!