Canada Day Parade in Glen Williams
One of the best small town parades around with 40 to 80 floats depending on the year. The parade is some years longer than the hamlet! This year we took the Hunter with Neal's family on board in the parade and a group of us also ran the paddle carving activity in front of Barb's Glen Fitness on the parade route. The parade was over by 1 pm but we still had kids carving paddles at 4!
|team trains future boatbuilders|
|Mayor Rick ready to launch ships|
|My chum Dave in Pipe Major position|
|K&C booth at Gymn|
|Dileas does Canada Day (again)|
One of our volunteers (Steve Earle) is involved in a kids-at-risk sailing programme near his cottage on Lake of Bays. Last fall he brought two bedraggled Opti's, that were about to be scrapped, into the shop to see if we could work magic on them. While Steve did most of the work, George and the rest of us plus some of the kids in our shop also did lots of work on them too.
When he took them away to head for the camp he kept saying his heart was going to break because they would be trashed in 2 days.... In fact what happened was they were so pretty they became the sail of choice among the kids. We received these shots of appreciation!
ACBS Gravenhurst Show!
Every year our club gives us a great spot near the water where we can display the good stuff achieved in or volunteer boatshop including the skiffs built by the kids, boats restored by the volunteers and the last few years our sea fleas. This year we had docks near the booth which allowed us to demonstrate the sea fleas as an advanced sample of our performance at TIBS 2019.
|My friends Doug & Lorraine with newly restored SeaBird|
|SeaFleas, mahogany and steam|
|Matt, Roger, Ron and Micheal - end of day|
|tight running like TIBS|
That's all for this post but I'll be back way sooner next time!