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Olympic and Christmas spirit shine at Santa Clause parades

Canadian Olympians and Paralympians joined in the Christmas spirit Saturday, playing an important role as Canada celebrated the holiday season in Halifax, Ottawa and Toronto, sharing Olympic values and community support.

Ottawa
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Canadian Olympic Team athletes join the Santa Claus parade in Ottawa Saturday. From left are 2004 and 2008 Olympic sprint kayaker Steven Jorens, 2008 Olympic sprint kayaker Angus Mortimer, Two-time Olympian and bronze medallist in Taekwando Dominique Bosshart , 2012 Olympic slalom kayaker Michael Tayler and 2006 Olympic gold medallist hockey player Katie Weatherston.
COC photo: Greg Kolz

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Canadian Olympic Team athletes join the Santa Claus parade in Ottawa Saturday as honorary marshals.
COC photo: Greg Kolz

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Santa Claus waves to the crowd in his new Olympic Red Mittens from Hudson’s Bay Company during the Santa Claus parade in Ottawa, Saturday.
COC photo: Greg Kolz

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Canadian Olympic Team athletes join the Santa Claus parade in Ottawa Saturday as honorary marshals.
COC photo: Greg Kolz

Halifax
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London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist sprint kayaker Mark de Jonge waves to the crowd in Olympic Red Mittens during the Parade of Lights Saturday in Halifax.
COC photo: Mike Dembeck

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Olympic bronze medallist rower from 2008 Tracy Cameron, waves to the crowd in Olympic Red Mittens during the Parade of Lights Saturday in Halifax.
COC photo: Mike Dembeck

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London 2012 Olympic gymnast Ellie Black, left, waves to the crowd with teammate and sprint canoe paddler Jason McCoombs during the Parade of Lights Saturday in Halifax.
COC photo: Mike Dembeck

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Three-time Olympic flatwater kayaker Karen Furneaux waves to the crowd during the Parade of Lights Saturday in Halifax.
COC photo: Mike Dembeck

Toronto
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London 2012 Canadian Olympic Teammates mid-distance runner Sara Wells, left, and beach volleyball player Josh Binstock are seen at Toronto’s Cavalcade of Lights, Saturday.
COC photo: Salvatore Sacco

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Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Teammates gathered at Toronto’s Cavalcade of Lights, Saturday to share holiday spirit. From left are: mid-distance runner Sara Wells, paralymic cyclist Shelley Gautier, beach volleyball player Martin Reader, athletics Paralympian Josh Cassidy and beach volleyball player Josh Binstock.
COC photo: Salvatore Sacco

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