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St. Lunaire-Griquet celebrates Canada 150

Leading off the St. Lunaire-Griquet Canada Day parade from Dark Tickle were Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 285 Leif Eriksen. Proudly displaying the Canadian and Newfoundland and Labrador flags, they kept at a steady pace and always maintained a proud, firm posture.
Leading off the St. Lunaire-Griquet Canada Day parade from Dark Tickle were Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 285 Leif Eriksen. Proudly displaying the Canadian and Newfoundland and Labrador flags, they kept at a steady pace and always maintained a proud, firm posture.

ST. LUNAIRE-GRIQUET, NL - Initially under a grey sky, St. Lunaire-Griquet’s Canada Day celebrations kicked off with a parade departing from Dark Tickle wharf around 10 a.m. 

On the baseball field, there was a quick fireworks display after the flag ceremony.

Participants, young and old, all showed their Canadian pride, decking out their vehicles, their bicycles, and their ATVs with the maple leaf and the bright red and white of the Canadian flag.

As the parade progressed through the entire community and circled back around where it concluded at the fire hall, the sun eventually broke through. Outside the hall, the Canadian flag was raised to a lovely rendition of “O Canada.” This was followed by a daytime fireworks display at the nearby baseball field.

The sea cadets raised the Canadian and Newfoundland and Labrador flags outside the town’s fire hall during a performance of “O Canada.”

Inside of the fire hall, prizes were handed out for the best clown costumes, best-decorated ATV, best-decorated vehicle, best-decorated stroller/wagon and best-decorated bicycle. Meanwhile, barbecued hot dogs were being served. As the youngest person in town, five-month-old Sam Budgell was given the duty of cutting the Canada 150 cake, with a little help from his mother Victoria Snow.

As the youngest resident in St. Lunaire-Griquet, five-month-old Sam Budgell got to cut the Canada 150 cake. To do this, he enlisted the help of his mother Victoria Snow.
A line of participants in the parade displaying the colours of Canada.
One of the young participants on their bicycle in the St. Lunaire-Griquet Canada Day parade was Simon Hedderson, here with his aunt Sheila Hedderson.
Alexis Burden (left) and her aunt Kathy Burden were two of the prize winners. Alexis tied for the prize for the best clown costume aged five to 17, while Kathy won the best clown costume in the adult category.

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