Canada Day in Kitimat, July 1, 2013

Canada Day in Kitimat, July 1, 2013

Riverlodge float in Kitimat Canada Day parade

July 1, 2013, marked Kitimat’s 60th anniversary, so the theme was “Pioneer Days.”  The float from the Riverlodge Summer programs took first prize for best float. (Robin Rowland)


Girl celebrates Canada Day

A girl celebrates Canada Day at the beginning of the parade. (Robin Rowland)


The RCMP and other first responders lead the parade. (Robin Rowland)

A boy and a fire truck. (Robin Rowland)

Museum kids in parade

The Kitimat Museum and Archives Museum Kids contingent. (Robin Rowland)


Child development centre float

The Child Development Centre also celebrated Kitimat pioneers. (Disclosure: I went to Grade One and Two in the long demolished Smeltersite School celebrated by the float) (Robin Rowland)

Boy on Canada Day float

A boy on the float. (Robin Rowland)

Gymnastics club float

The entry from the Kitimat Dynamics Gymnastics Club (Robin Rowland)


Riverlodge float

The winning float from Riverlodge Summer Programmes. (Robin Rowland)


Cowboys on the pioneer days float

A couple of young cowboys on the Riverlodge Summer Programme float. (Robin Rowland)


Renaissance costume

A girl in a Renaissance costume. (Robin Rowland)

Flamenco dancers

A flamenco dancer at the stage show.

Fireworks at Riverlodge finished off the evening.

Fireworks in front of mountains

Fireworks explode with the mountain at dusk as a backdrop. (Robin Rowland)

(Robin Rowland)
Canada Day fireworks

The fireworks finale. (Robin Rowland)