CANADA ONE the canoe which took part in the Flotilla on the Thames also took part in our days' activities, with a paddling race on the Bay and here is one of our local shop keepers imitating this glorious entry on the Thames in London which celebrated with the Queen on her Jubilee year! We were so very proud of the team, they really paddled that day keeping up with the entire cast of floating entrants...
Meet Dale, the Canada One impostor!
Not too bad of a replication though Dale!
These annual events are nice but ohhhhhh so very tiring for those that volunteer their time to make certain each entrant into the park will enjoy themselves with loads to eat and drink (non-alcoholic), lots of activities for those who are the youngest to those who are the eldest with music, karaoke, raffles. A tribute to our troops and a video made especially all about our Highway of Heroes. This is a day in both countries which brings out the patriotism and we fly our flags with that much more exuberance.The Fireworks being the last event of the night were just as great as the year before and everyone was as spellbound as the children were.
CANADA DAY as I said was busy here in The Bay, and so I will share but a few of the pictures that I managed to take when not occupied with selling tickets on the Childrens' Crooked playhouse, (pictured here with two of our talented young musicians who played for us during the day),
As you know I completed the signature quilt for our retiring Librarian Lynn, and now have a few pictures of her to share.
Happy Retirement Lynn, you certainly deserve it! I cannot wait to read the book your writing!
At the moment I am binding two twin sized Noah's Ark quilts for a lady who approached me at the retirement residence. Once these are completed I promise to share photo's of them with you, they are so well pieced and each block was machine embroidered so pictorially they tell the story of Noah so well.
All right, I believe I have more or less told you about the last few days and remember if your out there travelling or celebrating the 4th of July, please, please do so safely and ENJOY YOURSELVES! Hugs to all.
A hug is a great gift - one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange. ~Author Unknown