Fundraising for the Parade

The on-going success of the Dundas Cactus Festival Parade depends on the generosity of people and organizations who give tirelessly of their time to help organize and run the event and those who provide sponsorships and donations of money to provide the funding of the wonderful bands and entertainment, each year.

We are most grateful for every contribution and would like to thank those who participate and contribute through our fundraising efforts, throughout the year.

“Toonies for Tunes” was instituted as a collection of volunteered donations on Parade Day. These toonies go directly to cover the cost of bands for the parade.

Toys For Tunes!

The Dundas Cactus Parade is launching a new Fundraiser  April 1st and hope you will be able to help us spread the word to the community.

We are almost ready to kick off our ‘Toys For Tunes” fundraiser to raise money to pay the 2017 Parade Bands.

Tickets for $5.00 each for some great toy prizes – Bikes, Scooters, skateboards, basketballs, badminton sets, hockey nets, basketballs, water slides and a grand prize Airwalk “Hover Board”   Tickets will be available for sale April 1st to June 30th 2017.  Only 1000 available ! License #M7682645.

Tickets will be available at Canadian Tire 50 Cootes Drive, Dundas, ON L9H 1B6, Kids N Krafts  56 King St W, Dundas, ON L9H 1T8I and The Village Bakery in Dundas (Old Post Office) 104 King St W, Dundas, ON L9H 0B4

The draw will take place July 29th at The Village Bakery in Dundas (Old Post Office) 104 King St W, Dundas, ON L9H 0B4

2 gold level tickets to a Tiger Cats home game !



2016 Parade Donors

Am 900 CHML, Amica, Cooperators Dundas –Grant Galloway, Councillor Arlene Vanderbeek Community of Dundas, Crossroads Equipment, Cruickshank’s Property Services, Debra Downey Hamitlon Community News, Dominos Pizza Dundas, Hamilton Conservation Authority, John Borer, Patricia Alderson Photography, Tim Horton’s, Windmill Power Equipment, Y95.3 Fresh Radio

Thank You!

40 years and going strong ! A touch of Prickly Passion, a perfect summer evening, the streets lined with people from near and far, enthusiastic participants and a dedicated team of volunteers were just the right ingredients for a successful Parade!

On behalf of the Dundas Cactus Parade Committee I extend our sincere thanks to all participants, volunteers, marshals, escorts, security, banner carriers, photographers, Community of Dundas / City of Hamilton work crews, the police, and Dundas businesses.

Special thanks to Ruthlyn, Rita May & Duncan Graham, Sonia & Adrian Obrien, , Jeff Gowland, Arlene MacFarlane, Patricia Alderson, Charmaine Mitchell, and Gerri MacPhail for all their efforts in preparation of this much loved community event.

Thank you to Crossroads, Cruickshanks, Grisdales, Hired Hands, and Hamilton Conservation for their continued support as well as the Dofasco Orange Team plus Courtney Workman and all the enthusiastic Columbia College students that carried the banners in the Parade.

Thank you to Milica Pavlica, Steve Barton, the Team of Toonie Collectors and Team Scotia, and to everyone for their generous donations. The Toonies collected pay the great bands that join us each year in the Parade.

Thank you to all of our sponsors and donors, and to Deb Downey for their generous and continued support.

A very special thanks to Zinger Web Design for creating and managing our new web site.

2016 will be the 41st anniversary of this event. Let’s see what the next decade will bring! We welcome new volunteers to grow with us. Call Donna at 905 628-0838 or visit our website at

Thank you
Donna Graham
Parade Coordinator

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