Canada Day celebrated in Sheenboro

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An RCMP officer and Indian Warrior pose with local children.

Peter L. Smith



An RCMP officer and Indian Warrior pose with local children.

Peter L. Smith

SHEENBORO –   Residents, cottagers and tourists gathered in the streets of Sheenboro, July 1, to celebrate Canada Day with the annual parade being the highlight of the day. An Indian   warrior, a piper, and a RCMP officer led the parade while youths      carried flags. A variety of floats as well as antique cars, farm machinery, miniature horses, lawn tractors with trailers attached, local musicians and businesses, fire departments, and more paraded down the     municipality’s main street and back to the Hall.
Reverend Tim Moyle celebrated Mass in St. Paul the Hermit Church to begin the day and a      pancake breakfast was later served by volunteers in the Church Hall. Elaine Rochon entertained the crowd on piano during breakfast while the Ghost Town Criers entertained the crowd outdoors.
For children there were inflatable structures, a climbing wall, face       painting, miniature tractor obstacle races, a fish pond, and other games while some adults participated in a horseshoe tournament. Hot food and refreshments were served outside during the day while a silent auction was held inside. Tickets were sold for a 50/50 draw and Sheenboro Canada Day hats and shirts were sold.
Organizers have already begun planning for Canada Day 2015.