April 15th, 7pm at the Fire Hall

This is your opportunity to talk to the planning committee, hear what’s on tap, share your ideas and find out how you could help make the 2015 celebrations the best yet. See you there!



The planning has begun!

Our theme for the parade this year is Celebrating Sir John A. a salute to our first Prime Minister and a man who was no stranger to this area.

While it is wintery outside, it is just over 5 months to July 1st so we need your help and your ideas asap.


Parade Marshall











We need suggestions for a grand marshall(s) for the 2015 parade.

Typically these are people who have made contributions to the life of the Village over a period of time.

For example, last year the Parade Marshalls were the Hogan Family (Hogan’s Honey Products); the year before was Arnold Hare (whose parents were Parade Marshalls in 1959). Prior to that Cynthia Flavell, our local historian; and Ron and Darlene Andress who chaired the Canada Day Committee for a decade were the honourees. The list goes on but the common factor is that these folks have made significant contributions to the life of Bath.

New Activities

The firemen’s foam, pony rides, face painting, the Loyalist Come Out and Play Trailer and the children’s muster are tried and true favourites of the younger set.

Think about the children you know. Are there new activities that would be of interest to them? Some suggestions that have come forward include kite making and flying and inflatables i.e. bouncy castle type activities. Tell us your thoughts, please.


Working with the Planning Committee

After many years of service, Gail Heywood has retired from the Committee and we need help with two important positions.

Job 1: We need someone to take charge of the Canada Day Vendors Market in Centennial Park on Canada Day. This includes sending out letters to past participants, responding to requests from new vendors, laying out the market spaces (an updated template exists), assigning spaces, collecting money and being available early July 1st morning to make sure everyone gets set up all right. Information exists to facilitate this and there are people to help.This job could be shared with a co-convenor.








Job 2:  We need someone to take the minutes at our monthly meetings and to organise volunteers for the Information Booth in Centennial Park on Canada Day. This job could also be a shared position.

Joe Hudacin at 613-352-7441 or bathcanadaday@live.ca chairs the Bath Canada Day Committee and he is looking forward to your input.





Thanks, Gail










Joe Hudacin presents a Well Done Award to his Canada Day Co-Chair, Gail Heywood. For the last number of years, Gail has overseen the Centennial Park activities on Canada Day, spearheaded fundraising efforts, organised signage and liaised with numerous organizations. Those of us who have had the privilege of working with her know that her commitment to Canada Day in Bath has been unwavering. Thank you, Gail. Well done.