Posts Tagged “Canada Day”
Two women dressed as suffragettes hold a Canadian flag during the Canada Day parade in Kitimat, July 1, 2016. The theme for the parade marked one hundred years of the woman’s vote in Canada. (Robin Rowland)
The parade began in heavy rain. (Robin Rowland)
Mayor Phil Germuth wields water guns during the parade. Everyone was soaked anyway in the pouring rain. (Robin Rowland)
A cartoon by Kitimat resident Gerry Hummel celebrates the suffrage movement in Canada. (Robin Rowland)
Another float also celebrates women’s suffrage. (Robin Rowland)
A woman marcher also celebrates women’s suffrage. (Robin Rowland)
The Spirit of Kitlope Dancers. (Robin Rowland)
Councillor Rob Goffinet marches in the parade. (Robin Rowland)
A small boy with Canadian flags rides a pony. (Robin Rowland)
The Unifor float. (Robin Rowland)
A boy in a soapbox race car. (Robin Rowland)
A large float urging approval of the LNG Canada project represents an LNG tanker. (Robin Rowland)
The District of Kitimat and Mayor Phil Germuth honoured former Kitimat Daily editor Walter McFarlane for his 10 years of service to the region as a journalist. (Robin Rowland)
Phil Germuth granted former mayor Joanne Monaghan with the Freedom of the District of Kitmat. (Robin Rowland)
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)
A girl celebrates Canada Day at the beginning of the parade. (Robin Rowland)
A boy and a fire truck. (Robin Rowland)
The Kitimat Museum and Archives Museum Kids contingent. (Robin Rowland)
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)
A boy on the float. (Robin Rowland)
The entry from the Kitimat Dynamics Gymnastics Club (Robin Rowland)
The winning float from Riverlodge Summer Programmes. (Robin Rowland)
A couple of young cowboys on the Riverlodge Summer Programme float. (Robin Rowland)
A girl in a Renaissance costume. (Robin Rowland)
A flamenco dancer at the stage show.
Fireworks at Riverlodge finished off the evening.
The fireworks finale. (Robin Rowland)
The Kitimat Haisla Hill Climb (also known as the Dave Saunders Memorial Hill Climb) is a Canada Day tradition in Kitimat. two lane drag race for 400 feet up Haisla Hill (close to my house).
So on the afternoon of June 30, wandered down from the house to watch the time trials. I had expected the muscle cars. What I did not expect were the “sleds,” snowmobiles converted to race on asphalt.
Sitting in a spectators’ section near the finish line gave a good view for a few shots.
In the next two shots, the sled racers slowly come back down Haisla Hill after their time trial. Here you can see where the skis in the front of the snowmobile have been replaced by wheels.
The environmental group, Douglas Channel Watch, took the prize for the best overall float in the 2011 parade.
A dog enjoys the view from the pickup truck hauling the Douglas Channel Watch float.
David Venman holds the Coy Cup in the Canada Day Parade. The Kitimat Ice Demons of the CIHL won their fourth Coy Cup in six seasons in 2011; the B.C. Senior Men’s AA provincial championship. (At least one of the hockey teams I support won a cup this year).