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Saturday’s 1.5km parade starts at 11 a.m. from the Avondale church parking lot. The parade route – which is new this year – will head south to Oxford Street, west to Broadway, north to Bridge Street, east (at Canadian Tire) to Lisgar Avenue, and then south back to the starting/finishing point area.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Food and toy donations will be collected by two Salvation Army parade entries – a tractor with a bucket and a ’72 truck. Salvation Army elves will be accepting donations for its food bank along the route.