May 13, 2015

SHORA’s Annual Pumpkin Parade

A New Plan!

This year SHORA is unable to host a pumpkin parade as usual.  This year we are asking residents to place their carved pumpkins on the front yard facing the side walk.  This way we can walk thru the neighborhood and see everyone's creative designs at a safe distance.  Your pumpkin can then go in the green bin for pick up.  Just remember to remove the candle.

Our 6th year! Friday November 1, 2019

Thank you to Dayana and Angelo D'Amico of Re/Max Realty Enterprises and to Mory Diab at the Sheridan Mall Tim Hortons for helping sponsor our event!  We need volunteers to make this event a success!  Come out and be part of the action!

Set up volunteers are needed from 2-4pm and 4-6:30pm.  Lighting volunteers from 6:30-8:30pm and clean up volunteers from 8:30-9:30pm.  High school students can receive volunteer hours!

We are also in desperate need of wheelbarrows, particularly at clean up from 8:30-9:30pm.  If you are able to help, please email or through our facebook page  Thank you!

SHORA's 4th Annual Pumpkin Parade ~ Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Thank you to Dayana Hameed and Angelo D'Amico of Re/Max Realty Enterprises for sponsoring the hot chocolate and to Councilor Karen Ras for sponsoring battery operated tea lights!  Thank you to Mory Diab at the Sheridan Mall Tim Hortons location for his continued support of this event.  We are so thankful for our sponsors!

SHORA's 3nd Annual Pumpkin Parade ~ Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Thornlodge Park was the place to be on November 1st!  SHORA’s 3rd annual Pumpkin Parade was a resounding success, as over 500 incredible jack-o’-lanterns lined the park.  Many kids enjoyed searching the pumpkins to find their own, while admiring the creativity and talent of the many carvings.  Thank you to the many volunteers who helped set up, light up and clean up the pumpkins.  Thank you to Dayana Hameed of Royal LePage Realty for sponsoring the hot chocolate treat, Mory Diab of the Sheridan Centre Tim Hortons location for the donation of Timbits and the Region of Peel who provided the bin for composting the pumpkins following the event.

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SHORA's 2nd Annual Pumpkin Parade ~ November 1, 2015

Close to 500 pumpkins lit up the night in Thornlodge Park for SHORA's 2nd Annual Pumpkin Parade!  30 gallons of hot chocolate was consumed while over 1000 people came out to view the incredible display of Jack-o'-lanterns in the park.  Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this event such a great success and to everyone who brought their pumpkins out for this remarkable evening!  Special Thanks to Dayana Hameed and Angelo D'Amico of Royal LePage Realty Plus for their sponsorship of the Hot Chocolate for this event!  You can check out this dynamic real estate team at

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Reflections from our Community:

"What a fabulous job you all did once again!  The weather was amazing and the pumpkins were a hit.  Where would this world be without fabulous volunteers like yourselves.  My membership fee was more than well spent.  Congrats to you all!  I look forward to next year and hopefully skating as well this winter. Once again, many congratulations  - job well done!" ~ Sue C.

"Thanks to all the volunteers who made this event so successful. Sheridan Homelands is an awesome place to live." ~Patti L.

"It was a fantastic display of pumpkins! Thanks for organizing! And yummy hot chocolate Dayana and Angelo!" ~Alicia B.

"My family is new the neighbourhood and loved this event! Thanks to all who volunteered their time and supplies!"~Teresa

"What an incredible turnout. What an awesome night to be a part of." ~Angelo D.

SHORA's 1st Annual Pumpkin Parade ~ November 1, 2014!

Our first annual Pumpkin Parade was a HUGE success!  Nearly 300 pumpkins lined the path around the Peace Garden in Thornlodge Park, while nearly 400 people admired creative Jack-o'-Lanterns of all sizes.  Hot chocolate was enjoyed by all.  Many thanks to the volunteers who helped make this event a success!  Also a huge thank you to Marcrest Productions for the fantastic photos!  We are looking forward to next year's pumpkin parade, so mark your calendars for November 1, 2015!

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