THEME: Love Living Local
The always popular Bath Canada Day Parade has been cancelled for 2020.
The plan is to keep our Love Living Local theme for 2021 and showcase all the things that make this a great place to live, work and play: our historical roots, the wealth of recreational and leisure activities at our doorstep. and the contributions of service groups,volunteers and local businesses to the community.
See you next year – we hope!
Factoid: Last year’s Old Photos Project garnered snapshots of the Rob Roy Band and Dancers going back to the early 80′s. They’ll be back in 2021.
Why would you want to be in the parade?
- It’s a chance to have fun as a family, showcase your business, sports team, hobby, service group or equestrian talent
- Share your pride in being Canadian
- Enjoy a unique view of the crowds, dressed in red and white who line the parade route, waving flags and cheering you on
- There is no admission fee and it’s a lot of fun!
Floats From Yesteryear
The Brockville Lions Steel Drum Band taken in 2004.
The Circuit Rider
Bath United Church entry – Early 1990’s
Bath Marching Group 1980
Brownies and Guides 1984
If you are thinking of taking part in a 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, dress in old fashioned clothes, or wear your red and white and walk the route from the corner of Country Club Drive to Bath School. Let us know you’re coming – firstname.lastname@example.org and come to the corner of Main Street and Country Club Drive for 12:30 pm.
Floats go to Finkle Shore’s Park to be lined up.
2. Make a banner with your family’s name and how long you’ve lived in Bath.
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? Quite by coincidence, the Loyalist Residents Association came up with the same theme for their parade entries and used it for a couple of years.
3. Make a sign for each side of the car, get some flags from the Welcome Booth in the 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 your business, a hobby or talent your family shares, or portray individuals from different generations. Let your imagination take flight and have fun!