Canada Day Parade

What a great parade!

In spite of dire predictions, the sun shone on the Bath Canada Day Parade and the crowds who lined the streets to cheer their old favourites and the new participants.

A special welcome  to  first time participants: the Dave Hall Family, Schell’s Market, International Brotherhood of Electricians Local 115,  Loyalist Cleaning Services, Expedia Cruise Ship Centers, Wrapped Sandals Resort, The Laundry Lounge, Go Tires of Kingston and the Kingston Grenadiers Drum and Bugle Corps. We hope you return for 2015.

Special Thanks to this year’s Grand Marshalls  - three generations of the Hogan Family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Parade Award Winners

BEST YOUTH ENTRY

Miniature Beer Wagon With Small Child

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST ADULT ENTRY

Kings Royal Yorkers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST COMMERCIAL ENTRY

The Laundry Lounge

 

 

BEST VINTAGE VEHICLE

1934 Blue Ford Touring Car

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST MOTORIZED VEHICLE

Lafarge Ready Mix Truck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST FAMILY ENTRY

Hetherington Hall – Dave Hall Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST DECORATED BICYCLE

Madison Parks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEST BAND

Princess of Wales Own Regiment Pipes and Drums

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL AWARD

Mr. Bruce Lemmon – Lafarge Ready Mix Truck Parade Driver for 15 Consecutive Years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parade Participants Package 2014

The theme for the 2014 Canada Day Parade is: Families, Past, Present and Future

This theme acknowledges that there are families living in Bath and the surrounding countryside who are descendants from the United Empire Loyalists who settled this area.

It recognises that Canada Day has traditionally been a time when people return to the Village and families gather to celebrate together.

It expresses the hope that families of the future, whatever their configuration, will continue to work towards making Bath a wonderful place to live.

 

If you and you family are thinking of taking part in this year’s parade, here are a couple of things to keep in mind

1. Your entry doesn’t have to be elaborate. Gather up the kids on their bikes, put the little one in a stroller, wear your red and white and walk the route.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Make a banner with your family’s name to carry  in the parade. Did you know that in the late 70′s and early 80′s the slogan for Bath’s Canada Day celebration was Having a Ball in Bath?

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Make a sign for each side of the car, get some flags from the Information Booth in Centennial Park and join in.

4. Combine your entry with another family  - related or not.

5. If you want to do something more elaborate, that’s fine too.  A float might highlight the family business, a hobby or talent your family shares, or portray individuals from different generations. Let your imagination take flight and have fun!

6. Scroll down to see pictures of last year’s parade winners and see what they did.

 

The Award Winners for the 2013 Canada Day Parade are:


Best Youth Entry: Maple Leaf Lodge No. 119

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Best Adult Entry: Bath Gardening Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Best Commercial Entry: LaFarge Canada Bath Plant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Best Vintage Vehicle: 1945 Massey Harris Tractor

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


Best Motorized Vehicle: 1923 Steam Powered Rumley Tractor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first time this steam tractor was in the parade was 54 years ago!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Best Family Entry: The Guindon Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Decorated Bicycles: The Wilson and Grose Families

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Band: Loyalist Fife and Drums

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Equestrian/Animal Entry: Adam Brown Performance Horses


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Got questions? Contact Joe Hudacin at 613-352-7441 or email  bathcanadaday@live.ca