Thank you Bath and Area Businesses

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Thank you Bath and Area Businesses

Bath Canada Day Committee Terms of Reference

Here's what you need to know. It will become clear as to why new volunteers are key to moving forward:...
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Bath Canada Day Committee Terms of Reference

Congratulations to Sayona Godin

Winner of the Bath Canada Day Photo Contest  12-17 age category Well done, Sayona
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Congratulations to Alana DeBliek

Winner of the 2021 Photo Contest under 12 age group! Well done, Alana
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Canada Day 2021

Looking toward to 2022 and a return to a community celebration.

Celebrating together was not possible again this year, so the Bath Canada Day Committee organized some virtual programs for your enjoyment and safety:

2021 Bath Canada Day Button Design Contest.

Ava Baldwin is this year’s winner. Ava is shown with volunteer, David Golding who replicated her design onto the “Big Button” on display in Centennial Park.

 

Making Bath Beautiful for Canada Day: our 2nd annual Doorway and Property Decorating Contest.

Congratulations to the Winners of the Making Bath(more) Beautiful Contest

 

Just for Kids: Make these red and white recipes and Show us your dance moves

 

July 1st virtual concert

In case you missed it, here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z2TxlcGXTQ

 

Neighbours Singing O Canada

at 1 pm on July 1st   

 

Providing links to on-line celebrations, proclamations and activities.

https://www.loyalist.ca/en/living-in-loyalist/land-acknowledgement-statement.aspx

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/canada-day/message.html

Reach out and provide support to family, friends or neighbours 

 

VOLUNTEERS FOR 2022 NEEDED

Every year we hear these kinds of comments:     

“I love Bath on Canada Day! We come every year.”

“Your parade is so awesome!”

“Our family has a whole tradition around watching the fireworks.”

“I can’t believe how well organized it all is.”

These words are music to the ears of the organizing committee and to the amazing group of volunteers who make everything roll out so smoothly.  Over the last few years, the size of the event has grown to accommodate the changing demographic of the Township and the increased numbers of visitors from surrounding areas.

 

above:Laurie Minorgan, Joe Hudacin & Maxine Fraser

As we work towards 2022 and beyond, the Committee needs to expand so that we can

  • equalize the increased workload
  • incorporate new ideas while staying true to our family-friendly, accessible format.
  • continue to build our strong volunteer base                                                                                                                                                                      

The Nitty Gritty

In order to equalize the workload, we need to addvolunteers willing to act as team leaders for 3 areas namely:

  • Entertainment and Children’s activities
  • Publicity
  • Parade

Chair position

As of July 1st 2022, the Chair Position will be vacant.   The current chair has committed to staying on until 2022 to mentor a new chair/co-chairs so they have an understanding of how it all comes together.

No special qualifications are needed other than being a relatively organized person, excited about working on Canada Day and willing to look for opportunities for partnering with individuals and community groups.  The mechanics of planning and the details have been documented for each area of responsibility. You don’t have to start from scratch and you aren’t in it alone.

 

It is REALLY important to know

As part of the planning committee, team leaders work with the chair, other committee members and volunteers to ensure that resources are available for their activities and time lines are met.

Within each of the areas listed above there is a core of experienced volunteers who take on specific tasks each year. The Team Leader is not expected to do it all.

For example:

If you are the Team Leader for the Entertainment and Children’s activities there are volunteers in place who look after the bike/trike decorating contest (also known as The Great Decorate), organizing the live music, the firemen’s foam, the fireworks and the button design contest. That leaves the organization of the Kids Zone activities as your main focus. Much of the booking for the Kids Zone has already been done for 2022.

Welcome Booth

Time commitment

The time commitment for a team leader is 30 hours spread throughout the year. There are 2-3 fall planning meetings, with the majority of the time needed in late April through June.

Timelines, contact information and tracking sheets have been developed for each area so you know what needs to be done, by whom and by when.

Each of the other 2 areas have similar levels of experienced volunteer support.

 

 

Why would you take this on?

Being part of the Bath Canada Day Committee means that you get to work with a dedicated and enthusiastic group of volunteers. You will share the rush that comes with seeing people all dressed in red and white, excited about the day and the activities.

You will meet new people with lots of different skill sets and learn a great deal about the village and the surrounding community.

Your efforts will make an important contribution to the cultural and economic life of Bath.

I am happy to meet with anyone who would like more specifics about the planning committee, the role of the chair, specific team tasks and the team leader’s role. Give me a call at 613-352-5670 anytime.

Please consider joining us, you will be welcomed and appreciated.

Diane Nolting

Chair, Bath Canada Day Committee

 

 

Looking Back: More pictures from past celebrations can be found at the photo gallery button on the main menu. The site is slowly being added to as more photos are available.

The Great Decorate – So Much Fun

The Great Decorate

  • We supplied the decorations
  • You brought the scissors
  • We all had a great time! See you next year.

Historical Costume Workshop

Many thanks to Debbie Lovegrove and Grace Partridge, members of the Historical Costume Club of Kingston

On April 25th they provided an informative and supportive workshop for ladies looking to dress up for the 2019 celebrations. From pattern choices and alterations, trying on petticoats and hoops, making hats and learning about the styles of a bygone era, everyone had fun. They will also help folks going forward as needed.