Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I Love A Parade

Yesterday being Canada Day and all, the village held it's annual Canada Day Parade. I've been attending the festivities for the past 10 years now but have never seen as many people as I did yesterday. The very first parade started out with one float and a fire truck. We had just sat down in our lawn chairs to watch and within 5 minutes we were folding them up again and heading home. But the village really outdid itself yesterday as the entire thing from beginning to end must have been at least half a good half hour. Whoo Hoo!

My friend Joe led the parade with his bagpipes.......





Here are some of the sights from yesterday.








This sweet little girl was standing right beside us and couldn't resist heading out to dance with the local dance troupe.





What's a parade without the local beauty queen?






It can't be a true rural parade without some Johne Deere tractors.










You gotta have a smart car................


When the parade ended everyone walked on over to the community hall where we were treated to some great local entertainment, strawberry cake and ice cream. Here are my friends Andy and Charlie singing "Bring Down The Government" just as Garfield Dunlop our local MPP for Simcoe North walked in the door. They did warn us it was an anarchy song. I say perfect timing.








6 comments:

Ellen said...

Anarchy songs on patriotic holidays? only in Canada. Gotta love how laid back this country is.

Jean Levert Hood said...

I love the John Deere tractors! That's something we'd see in this part of the world.

cynthia said...

I love events like these! Ya gotta love the tractors were part of the parade. :D

So, is Canada day like the US's 4th of JUly celebration?

dinahmow said...

There's something about small town entertainment, isn't there? They may lack the pzzazz of Hollywood, but everyone has fun.
And anyone with a name like Garfield Dunlop deserves to be dumped!

Melody said...

I so enjoy reading all of your comments. Yeah, nothing says
"rural" like that John Deere tractor. You gotta love a small town.

Melody said...

Yes, Cynthia.... our Canada Day is the same sort of celebration as your 4th of July. Hope your having a fabulous holiday