January 13, 2011: Photo Inset: Champlain Park Community Annual Christmas Sleigh Ride.
Photo Caption: The Champlain Park Community held its annual Christmas Sleigh Ride on December 23. Andres D’Imperio and Mandi Andrade were amongst the neighbourhood crowd enjoying the festivities. Last spring, the young Venezuelan couple moved to Canada to make a new life in this northern land. They jumped on the chance when invited by their new-found Canadian friends, who live in the Champlain Park area, to join in the annual sleigh ride. The couple purchased appropriate clothing and gear in order to delight in this novelty of Canadian winter. Here are Santa, Andrés D’Imperio and Mandi Andrade. Photo provided by Andrés D’Imperio.