Parade

BATH CANADA DAY PARADE  2016

Welcome to this year’s parade. Thank you for helping make the 2016 Bath Canada Day Parade the best one ever.

The theme of the 2016 Bath Canada Day Parade is ” The Historic Shores of Bath” celebrating the military, commercial and recreational relationship of Bath and Lake Ontario.

This information package contains directions to the staging area, information regarding check-in and staging, parade pacing, parade awards and safety precautions.

 

 

 

Timing

The parade begins from Finkle’s Shore Park at 1pm sharp on Canada Day and ends at the Bath Public School on County Road 7.  In order to allow for the staging of the parade entries, we ask that you report to Finkle’s Shore Park no later than 1130 a.m.

 

Driving Directions:

A shuttle service from Bath Public School on County Road 7 to Finkle’s Shore Park is provided for those who wish to leave their cars or equipment at the end of the parade route. This facilitates a quick getaway.

 

Finkle’s Shores Park is Our Staging Area

 

From the east

If you are coming to Bath from the east on Highway 33, take Academy Street to Church Street; turn left on to Church, then right at the stop light. Continue along Main Street about 1.5 kilometres to Finkle’s Shore Park.

 

From the north

Those coming from the north will follow County Road 7 to the stoplight in Bath, and then turn right onto Main Street.

 

From the west

Those coming from the west on Highway 33 will see Finkle’s Shore Park on the right hand side of the road just before coming into the Village.

 

 Check – in and staging

When you arrive at Finkle’s Shores Park, please check in with the Parade Desk. We need to know you are present and you need to collect your placement number. Make your way to the corresponding sign post and await starting instructions.

 

Display your parade number on the right hand side of your float or hold it up as you pass the judging stand so that the judges can see it easily. The judging stand is in front of the Royal Bank on Main Street.

 

The parade route is 1.9 kilometers and should take about 45 minutes. Keeping up to the group in front of you is important to prevent large spaces between Parade Entries

 

 Safety Concerns

  1. We ask that any candies or any other give away items be handed out NOT thrown to the crowd to keep little ones from darting into the street. Handouts should be of good quality and name brand.
  2. The OPP have voiced a concern about participants riding the floats to the marshalling area. Float participants should arrange for safe transportation to their float at the marshalling area.

 

PARADE AWARDS 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. BEST YOUTH ENTRY:

Any float/marching group sponsored by a non profit organization whose programs and membership are limited to youth under the age of 18.  Ex:  Boy/Girl Scouts

 

  1. BEST GROUP ENTRY:

Any float/marching group sponsored by a non profit organization whose programs and membership are not limited to youth under the age of 18.  Ex: Churches, Kiwanis

 

  1. BEST COMMERCIAL ENTRY:

Any float/marching group promoting any business, product or enterprise.  Any float/marching group bearing a name, logo, slogan, etc. is considered commercial.

 

  1. BEST VINTAGE VEHICLE:

Any vehicle that has been maintained restored or modified.

 

 5. BEST MOTORIZED VEHICLE

Most impressive vehicle in the Parade.

 

  1. BEST FAMILY ENTRY

Most impressive Family float, marching group or other entry

 

  1. BEST DECORATED BICYCLE:

Best decorated bicycle in the parade.

 

  1. BEST BAND:

Best group of two or more individuals playing musical instruments.

 

  1. BEST EQUESTRIAN /ANIMAL:

Best entry which contains one or more live animals.

 

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

 

PARADE THEME:   

How well the entry fits the theme of the parade the Historic Shores of Bath

 

ORIGINALITY:   

The creativeness and originality in the entry’s design concept

 

DESIGN DETAIL:   

Attention to detail, level of effort, difficulty

 

TEAM SPIRIT:

Showmanship of members – spirit, energy, contact and engagement with onlookers.

 

ATTIRE:   

Costumes and Dress Appeal

 

Winners will be announced at the Official Ceremonies in Centennial Park shortly after the Parade. A list of winners will be posted at the Information Booth in Centennial Park and on our website:  www.bathcanadaday.ca.

 

Joe Hudacin

Chair

Bath Canada Day 2016

613 352-7441

 

joehudacin@sympatico.ca

 

 

If you and you family are thinking of taking part in this year’s parade, here are some suggestions

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 from the corner of Country Club Drive to Bath School. There are parade awards and the criteria are outlined in the registration package if you would like to take things to the next level.

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? Coincidently the Loyalist Residents Association came up with the same theme for their parade entries over a couple of years.

3. Make a sign for each side of the car, get some flags from the Welcome 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. This could be a tie-in to life in Bath over the past 200 years.  In keeping with the 2016 theme how about a float with a canoe and people fishing or paddling or dressed up as voyageurs?

 

Let your imagination take flight and have fun!

6. Scroll down to see pictures of previous parade winners and see what they did.

 

2014 Parade Marshalls: 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

 

 

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