Hatley Canada Day a hit

Hatley Canada Day a hit

By Jack Wilson


Townshippers turned out in full force July 1 to line the route of Hatley’s Canada Day parade. Two horseback riders led the parade, carrying the Canada and Quebec flags. Bagpipers from the Black Watch Association marched behind the horses in their kilts, followed by an array of inventive floats, classic cars and more horses.

On one float, people dressed like early pioneers, sawed wood and performed other chores. On another, members of Beulah United Church sat on wooden pews, holding their hymn books.

Following the parade, attendees sang O Canada and were treated to another bagpipe and drum performance, complete with a highland dancer.

This Hatley Canada Day was the 113th installment of the popular parade. Aside from the parade, the day saw artisans sell their wares, musical performances and a fireworks display.

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