Dressing up for the 160th celebrations in 2019

GET READY TO CELEBRATE

Bonnet Making Workshop, May 2012

In 2019 Bath will be celebrating 160 years of incorporation as a village. The Bath Canada Day Committee has a number of projects in the works to celebrate this milestone.  One of these is to encourage residents and visitors to dress in costumes which might have been worn in the years between 1859 -2019: Regency, Victorian, Roaring 20’s, 50’s, leisure suits, bell bottoms – you get the idea! We will be offering a prize for the best dressed family in the Parade

In the lead up to the War of 1812 celebrations, many people wanted to know how to dress in a period costume so a seminar and bonnet making workshop were offered.

Moving forward to 2019, members of the Historical Costume Club of Kingston have offered to teach people how to make their own period costume (1859 to early 1900’s) This could be a simple as a basic skirt and jacket to be worn with a purchased white blouse or something more elaborate if time and skill level were available.

Workshops could include:

  • Help with choosing/modifying a pattern
  • Underwear
  • Hat making
  • Petticoats and hoops
  • Simple skirt and jacket
  • Trimmings
  • Accessories

But we need to know who might be interested in what.  An information session will be organised for late January 2019 based on the feedback from area residents.

Please contact Deb  deblovegrove@sympatico.ca  by January 15th and tell her what you would like to learn and / or make.

Help Us Celebrate Past Canada Day Celebrations

Official Bath Canada Day 2018 video

 

Many thanks to our Entertainment Coordinator, Dave Wreggitt for the tremendous effort he put into assembling top notch musicians for our 2018 celebrations.

Dave, with help from Pam and Sean Melia, videotaped, edited and worked with Roswell Sound Studios to produce this video. We think it captures the essence of July 1st celebrations in Bath.

Big thanks to all of the volunteers, coordinators, sponsors, vendors, and musicians who made this another year to remember.

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Thank You Party

On Saturday, July 21st the Bath Canada Day Committee hosted a Volunteer Thank You Party.

Thank you to Gail Heywood, Jean Hudacin, Laurie Minorgan and Michelle Podhy for the awesome refreshments, and thank you to our fantastic group of volunteers who made all our events go so smoothly.

See you next year!

 

Parade Award Winners

Kingston Pipe Band -Best Band

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR  PARADE AWARD WINNERS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Group Award  went to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 623. It was presented to (left to right) Susan MacKenzie – President, Anne Cox -Vice President and Ken Thorne, Sergeant at Arms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Wells accepts the trophy for the Best Vintage Vehicle, a 1932 Studebaker.

 

Willi Fretts accepts the trophy for the Best Motorized Vehicle. her husband David  restored the 2 Massey – Harris 1944 tractors.

 

 The Best Commercial Entry won once again, by Schell’s Market.

Congratulations to Warren and to Leeanne.

 

Best Family Entry – Jeff Baker and Thomas

 

Best Decorated Bike – Quinton Lacosse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the Buchanan Family accept the trophy for the Best Decorated Family Bikes Entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Amherstview and Bath Beavers were the 2018 winners of the Best Youth Group Award

 

Congratulations to Virginia Thompson, this year’s Parade Grand Marshall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bath Canada Parade Starts at 1pm on July 1st

It moves down Main Street to Church Street and ends at the Bath Public School  about 2 pm.

Traffic will be diverted around the Village starting at 12 noon to clear streets for the parade.

For easiest access to parking throughout the day, take Highway 2, turn south at County Road 7 ( Church Street) and watch for the Event Parking sign as you come past Loyalist Blvd.

The free Shuttle Bus will take you down to the corner of Church and Main in the heart of the Village.

 

Happy Canada Day!

 

Meet Nathalie Froment -Winner of the O,Canada Singing Contest

 

Congratulations to Nathalie Froment from the Bath Canada Day Committee.

Her beautiful voice will stir your heart when she sings O Canada at the Official Ceremonies and before the Fire Works on July 1st.

Thanks to our judges- Noel Henry, Gerry Hartley and Bonnie Livingstone and to Joanne and Mark who will be driving Nathalie in the Parade.

GREAT BANDS ON CANADA DAY

We have two area bands for your entertainment on Canada Day

The first is ALMOST FAMOUS who will be playing in Centennial Park from 2 -4:30 pm

THE TONEKATS willbe performing from 8-10 pm behind Bath Public School -lots of room to dance so come early for the music and stay for the fireworks

Check out who’s coming to the Market on July 1st

We’re up to 40 vendors for this year’s Canada Day Market. Click on Vendors for the complete list

Special Recognition Award

Each year the Bath Canada Day Committee honours an individual, a group or a business whose dedication to the community makes Bath a better place to live.

In 2018 we honour the work of the Bath and District Lions Club for the many projects they undertake every year that contribute to the health and well-being of the residents of the area. Vision screening, the waterfront playground, the Christmas Baskets and their support for Bath Canada Day – all of these efforts are valued by Bath residents.

And that’s BEFORE they gave us a cheque for $925 !

Joe Hudacin presented the award to Don Jones, President of the Bath and District Lion’s Club.

In 1980, Joe was the councilor for Bath and in that capacity attended the founding meeting on the Bath Lions Club.