After two years when it did not happen, once again we have a Canada Day Parade, albeit a bit shorter. As usual the parade was led by the Concert Band but there were only two other bands – the Legion Pipes and Drums and another Pipe Band bringing up the rear – sorry I could not identify it. I saw that all Councillors participated – they were right behind the Concert Band. In the middle there was a group of 6 cars which seemed strange until you read their notices – they were electric cars (3 are in the video below). My favourite participant was the Southern Ontario Twirling Association – see the video. There were the usual favourites but as well as fewer bands, there were fewer groups – such as dance groups and sports teams. See Resources below for videos of previous parades.
I did not walk over to Victoria Park for the speeches but no doubt they were about the same as previously. On Thursday evening, I did see that the number of vendors setting up for the Lions Market place was at least as many as usual.
Video of the Parade
- Canada Day Parade and Waterfront Festival 2019
- Canada Day Parade and Waterfront Festival 2018
- Canada Day – Parade, speeches, midway, beach, harbour 2017
- Canada Day 2016
- Canada Day 2015
- Index of Photos and Videos back to 2007