Ontario 150 Grant
The Bath Canada Day Committee, in concert with Loyalist Township Recreation Services Department has been awarded an ONTARIO 150 Grant for community events. We are thrilled to be a recipient for this award.
This grant will enable us to expand our Kids Zone activities to include a Bike Rodeo and the Wrecking Ball inflatable and to showcase local, professional musicians on stage beside the Bath Fire Station.
Dave Wreggitt, of Film Stream Video and a member of the Bath Canada Day Committee will be producing the show. The fun starts after things wind down in Centennial Park and continues until the end of the Fireworks – sponsored once again by LaFarge. More details will be forthcoming, so check back frequently for updates.
Donations of time, talent and money are still needed and appreciated. Contact http://email@example.com for information on volunteering or go to the Donor section for information on how to contribute.
JOIN THE PARADE !
Registrations for the 2017 Canada Day Parade are coming in. New floats are being entered by the Bath Gardening Club and the Loyalist Estates Residents Association. The winner of the Canada Day Button Design Contest will be invited to ride in the parade along with his/her family and we have period transportation arranged for our special Grand Marshall. Several Bath businesses are planning to enter floats and we welcome them all.
YOU can come too! Walkers, clowns, families, equestrians, service groups, sports clubs, historic societies, musicians, motorized and antique vehicles, cyclists, bikers, – you get the idea – everyone is welcome. The theme is Happy 150th Birthday Canada.
Click on the Parade button for more information.
Thanks for the Videos of the Fireworks and the 2016 Parade.
2016 Parade Winners
2016 BATH CANADA DAY PARADE WINNERS
Congratulations to all! Photos will follow asap
Best Youth Entry: Amherstview Bath Scouting
Best Group Entry: Kingston District Shiner Club
Best Commercial Entry: Schell’s Market
Best Vintage Entry: 1934 Blue Touring Car
Best Motorized Entry: 1965 Blue Chevelle Malibu
Best Family Entry: Hawley Hawk Stables
Best Decorated Bicycle: Madison Parks
Best Band: Rob Roy Pipe Band and Highland dancers
Best Equestrian/Animal Entry: Cote Family Ponies, Kiwi and Jewel
Traffic Diversion Around Bath on Canada Day
From 9 am to 5pm Highway 33( Main Street Bath) will be blocked off for Canada Day celebrations. Motorists coming into Bath from the east- Amherstview/Kingston- will be diverted down Academy Street to Church Street.
For those coming from the west, motorists can travel down Main Street to the stoplight at Church Street then turn left.
Traffic diversion around the Village will begin at 12:30 and last until 2:30 to ensure there is no vehicular traiffic during the Canada Day Parade
Here is the alternate route for westbound traffic
This is the alternate route for East bound traffic
Whether you are coming from the east, West ot North and want to be in bath for the celebrations, be sure to use the Event Parking are on County Road 7 ( Church Street) and hop onto the Free Shuttle to main Street and the action.
Fishing in Bath
On June 10,11 and 12 the GunBoat Weekend will celebrate the military history of Bath and area and the connection to Lake Ontario. We also celebrate the commercial and recreational use of the water with the theme of the 2016 Bath Canada Day Parade – The Historic Shores of Bath.
Fishing in Bath
The first settlers fished the Bay of Quinte to feed their families. Any surplus would be sold or bartered for food or work. As the town grew, so did the fishing industry. People worked as fishermen, deckhands, boat builders, merchants and shippers.
There was a fish factory at the foot of Factory Lane -no longer there – where fish were weighed, sold, and shipped. Even today there are commercial fishermen on the water near Bath.
The Bath Museum has a number of artifacts from the fishing industry in Bath. Drop by to find out more and while you are there, visit the General Store display, check out the Bath Canada Day Button display and items of everyday life from the past.
The Museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from the Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving. It is open on Canada Day from 10-1 and 2-4. On July 1st there is no admission charge.
One of the Fish Factory buildings
Honouring Louis LeBlanc
On June 27th, Joe Hudacin, Chair of the Bath Canada Day Committee presented a volunteer recognition award to Joyce LeBlance in honour of her late husband, Louis contributions to Canada Day over many years.
Louis was a volunteer firefighter with Loyalist Township for thirty years and in that capacity an active volunteer with Canada Day in Bath. He drove the Bath tub in the parade for twenty-five years. According to Joyce, the first year Louis didn’t drive the tub, there was no end of trouble with it. He had the touch. Bath children love the Firemen’s Foam, and Louis loved being a part of that every year.
His volunteer efforts went well beyond Canada Day. A quiet, unassuming man, Louis was always ready to help when and where he saw a need. He coached baseball and hockey when his boys were young, he volunteered in many areas at St John’s Anglican Church, served on Parish Council and helped with the gardens at the Fairfield-Gutzeit House and the West Bridge. Louis passed away in February 2015 leaving behind family, friends and a community he loved and who loved him.
Meet the Canada Day Button Contest Winners
On Friday, June 12th, the Canada Day Committee was proud to present these talented students with their awards. Congratulations!
From left to right:
Marysia Webster (1st prize) , Michaela Webster ( 2nd place), Colleen Beattie (3rd place), Saige Traise ( Honourable Mention)
Welcome Booth Volunteers
Look for these friendly folks at the Welcome Booth in Centennial Park on Canada Day. Left to right:
Marjorie Meban, Roz Kunze, Rosemary Webster, Tom Wightman, Peter Sullivan and Gus Panageotopoulos. The chap with the hat is Joe Hudacin, Chair of the Bath Canada Day Committee