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.
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.