This year being Sunday, we went to church and then headed off to the annual parade. We wore our Canada Day clothes to church. It was fun! Our bench was a sea of red and even though I had the camera with me, I didn't think to take a discreet photo.
The parade here really is nothing to write home about, but it's fun nonetheless. There are also always some highlights -- like when things don't go as planned or you see people you haven't seen in awhile.
Dominique Pegg. A gymnast from our area who will be going to compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Isn't she lovely?
What's a Canadian parade without a beaver?? Or in this case, a beaver buggy :o).
Mules. The kids were a little confused by that statement. "What's a mule?" some of them asked.
Teddy was waving at me. He's not camera shy!
Some creative young lads.
Girls who know their roping tricks. I'm thinking maybe we should get our girls into this.
Not only do they know how to rope. They know trick riding!
A beautiful pair!
There were lots and lots of dogs marching too. They were given regular water breaks since it was so hot.
We sit in the sun and the (ahem) sweat just rolls off of us, but to watch the little ones excitement makes it all worth it!
Hot and thirsty and looking a little dopey we get ready to go home for lunch and a swim!
Typically in the evening, we head over to my brother and his family's place for a barbeque and then walk down to the bay to watch the fireworks, but in the past year and a half or so, his family logistics have changed a little (as have ours :o)), so we thought it might be easier for him if we hosted supper at our place this year. It worked great! The kids played, and swam, and ate, and played, and swam.
Before we knew it it was time to load up, park all the vehicles at my brothers and walk down to the water.
It wasn't long before we were watching the final touches of yet another Canada Day!