The sky was cloudless and the sun was hot but a lot of people had a good time. The Canada Day parade down King Street was shorter in both length and time – there were no gaps or delays – but the floats were better. Maybe because the Cobourg Parade was scheduled an hour later at 1:00 pm and therefore was at the same time as the Port Hope Parade, there were only two bands. But it didn’t seem to matter. The crowds watching seemed smaller too – maybe they were all down at the beach cooling off. I did manage to make a video of the parade and then extended it to the Park and the beach. Although we all like to celebrate Canada Day, the speeches seemed too long, so in the video, they are abbreviated.
The video below has the parade up to the 8:00 minute mark, then there’s a look at the Lions’ Market in Victoria Park plus the Midway which seemed to be better in the Park than on the pier. The abbreviated speeches start at the 13:00 minute mark. At the end of the speeches there was a “magician” – sorry but he should have been left off the program. He’s not in the video. Be sure to watch in full-screen mode.