Kitchener-Waterloo

Waterloo business replaces Lions Club generators stolen before Santa Claus parade

The Lions Club of Kitchener says Edge Electrical Solutions in Waterloo is donating new generators to the group. The Lions Club had their generators stolen in November just before the K-W Santa Claus Parade.

'Their generosity is incredible,' Lions president Brett Wilkinson said of the donation

Generators used by the Lions Club of Kitchener to power inflatable floats like this one were stolen just before the K-W Santa Claus Parade in November. Now, a Waterloo business has stepped up to donate new generators to the club. (Lions Club of Kitchener/Facebook)

Waterloo business Edge Electrical Solutions has donated new generators to the Lions Club of Kitchener after the community group had theirs stolen ahead of the K-W Santa Claus Parade in November.

Four generators were stolen from a truck parked at Suddaby Public School in Kitchener sometime overnight before the Nov. 17 parade. The generators, worth $1,600 each, are used to power the inflatable floats the club uses.

The club was able to borrow generators to still take part in the parade, but the generators were never located.

In an email on Friday, Lions Club president Brett Wilkinson said they'll be receiving new generators from the Waterloo business.

"Their generosity is incredible and will greatly impact our club, the community events we support and the Santa Claus parade," Wilkinson said.

Kevin Bechtel of Edge Electrical Solutions said it's important for the business to support the community and they were happy to help the Lions Club of Kitchener.

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