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
Princess of Wales Own Regiment Pipes and Drums
Mr. Bruce Lemmon – Lafarge Ready Mix Truck Parade Driver for 15 Consecutive Years
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 firstname.lastname@example.org