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.

RBC Royal Bank Community BBQ


Many thanks to Mary Gauthier and the staff of the RBC Royal Bank in Bath for kicking off the Canada Day celebrations. A great day and a great community effort.


2014 Kids Pet Judging Contest


Centennial Park on June 29th at 12:30 pm  is where you want to be for the annual Kids Pet Judging Contest. Pets of all shapes and sizes welcome!

2014 Kids Bike/Trike/Wagon/Stroller/Scooter Decorating Contest

Circle the date: Monday, June 30th and bring your decorated ” wheels” to Centennial Park at 6pm.

People in the Park on Canada Day

There is always lots to do, to eat and things to buy in Centennial Park on Canada Day!

The following folks will be waiting for you.

Things to Do







Westwinds Ranch Pony Rides and Petting Zoo

Face Painting by volunteers from the Bath Public School Parent Advisory Committee

Sparkle Tattoo ( temporary tattoos for kids)

Loyalist Township’s Come Out and Play trailer

Bath Fire Fighter’s Foam


Things to Eat







Bath Lion’s Club BBQ


Cheeky Chips: Hamburgers, hotdogs, sausages and ice cream

Cotton Candy and Popcorn

Fifth Town and Wilton Cheese, children’s books, candles, honey and jams

Hannah’s Maple Products

Holy Hot Dogs from Bath United Church

Puff and Stuff Gourmet Popcorn


Squeezy’s Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

The Dog House


Things for Sale







Al’s Paca  - alpaca clothing

Ada Beal’s Bracelets for Charity

Antiques and Collectibles

Don’s T-shirts, hats and cowboy hats

Handmade jewellery

” It’s Mostly harmless”: shirts, hats, toys, flags and jewellery

Kingston Animal Rescue – crafts and pet supplies

Tiny Paws Dog Rescue Canada – small dog rscue information

Ladies Clothing

Moose and Deer leather work including moccasins and coasters

Pacha Mama – hats, scarves, jewellery

R.V. Fruit and Vegetable Farm

Vintage jewellery and Collectibkes

Vintage Spun Cotton Ornaments

Silverware Jewellery, cheese boards and scarves

Table Runners

Mystical Wear

Velvet Mandalas, Shields and Ornaments

TOPS – draw table

Woodwork, Folk Art, Home Decor


Announcing the 2014 Parade Marshalls

The Hogan Family: Grand Marshalls of the 2014 Bath Canada Day Parade

The Canada Day Committee is proud to announce that three generations of the Hogan Family: Olive, Susan, Ben, his wife Nancy and their son Tim will be the Grand Marshalls for the 2014 Canada Day Parade. The Hogans are a family with deep roots along the Loyalist Parkway and a strong sense of community.














Olive Clement was born in the Miller Farmhouse on County Road 22 and brought up on her parent’s farm, now the location of the Lafarge Plant. She remembers walking into Bath to attend Sunday school at Bath United Church. It was the beginning of a long connection with that congregation. She also remembers when Bath had 4 grocery stores, 2 blacksmiths, 2 bakeries, 2 ice cream parlours, a cheese factory, a fish processing plant, a hardware store, a dry goods shop, and a bootlegger!

Through Olive, the Hogan family can trace their roots to Peter Davy, United Empire Loyalist and one of the original settlers in this area. Olive, her children and grandson are members of the U.E.L.  Association. Susan has served as Treasurer and President of the Association

Olive Clement and William Hogan were married January 14, 1944. They worked the family farm with William’s parents for ten years at the site of the now demolished Invista Plant.  After the farm was sold, they winterised a property near the store in Millhaven where Olive still resides. William held four commercial fishing licences and was a guide for sports fishermen but his real passion was beekeeping. As a teenager William was given a number of hives and challenged to “do something with them.” The few hives became the family business, Hogan’s Apiaries.

In turn, William gave their son Ben two hives. The two have grown into  850 over the years. Ben and his wife, Nancy own and operate Hogan’s Honey and Maple Products located on the Loyalist Parkway, just west of Bath. Their son, Tim will graduate in June with a degree in Business Administration and join his father in the family business. Ben has been recognised twice with awards for excellence in business.








Left to right: William Hogan, Tim Hogan, Ben Hogan, Presenters, Olive and Susan Hogan


Over a fifty year period, Olive established and supervised three Sunday schools, one in Beulah, one in Millhaven and one at the Bath United Church. Two Church Athletic League hockey teams grew out of the Sunday Schools in Bath and Millhaven. She also ran the Explorers, a church based program much like Guides for girls 9-12 and co-established the first Vacation Bible School in Bath in the late 50’s.

Even when other opportunities for service came along my focus was always on the children”.

Susan and Ben Hogan grew up in the area but as children often do, moved away when they finished school. In recent years both have returned. Susan is a resident of Loyalist Estates and the organist for the Bath United Church, a post that she has held for 42 years. Ben has served as President and Zone chairman for the Bath and District Lions Club,

On July 1st we will celebrate Families: Past, Present and Future and the many contributions of families like the Hogan’s to our community.


Help Wanted

If you have an hour or two to spare on Canada Day, the Committee could really use your help.

We need one or two people to act as marshals along the parade route to keep things moving.

We need one or two people to help the vendors get settled in at Centennial Park.

We need 2-3 people to help out at the Information Booth in Centennial Park

We need 4 or 5 people to be judges for the Kid’s Bike/Trike Decorating Contest on Sunday, June 29 at 12:30pm

We need 4 or 5 people to be judges for the Kid’s Pet Show and Contest on Monday, June 30 at 6pm.

In all cases, you would be working with the coordinator in each area.

If you can lend a hand, please contact Joe at 613-352-7441.





Sponsoring Activities on Canada Day

As well as participating in the Parade, La Farge Canada has sponsored the Fireworks in Bath on Canada Day for many years. We thank them for their continued support in 2014.





Two new sponsors have come forward this year and we are grateful for their participation.

Craig Hunt of King’s Town Services will sponsor the Shuttle Bus from the parking area on County Road 7 into the Village . The bus will run on demand from 9 am to 5 pm. Visitors can hop on and off to take in activities at the Fire hall and St John’s Hall.





The Loyalist Parkway Association is sponsoring the always popular horse drawn wagon rides from 2:30 – 5:30 starting in the Park.

2013 Kids Bike/Trike/Wheels Decorating Contest






















Kids Pet Show Pictures

Check out the photos and send us your favourite. We’ll be sure to post it.

Kids Pet Show