Media Release: Join us for Decades Parade in Celebration of July 1st, 2017

March 31, 2017

TOH MediaRelease

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - (HUNTSVILLE, ON) Looking for something novel, local and historic to do in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday? The Town of Huntsville and the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce are proud to present Decades Parade, a new one-of-a-kind celebration of our local history. Come join us!

Huntsville’s Decades Parade will take place Saturday July 1st starting at 9:00am. Spectators will be treated to a stroll down memory lane while memory lane strolls down Main Street; amid the fanfare of Canada’s national anthem ringing out from the bells of St. Andrews. The decades of our history may surprise you. Everyone is encouraged to wear red and white, be ready to party, and to bring a non-perishable food item.

 “This is going to be truly unique,” said Manager of Arts, Culture and Heritage Teri Souter. “Think ‘medieval faire’ meets hard-working, fun-spirited, forward-thinking bushwhackers, and you have a glimpse of what is being planned.”

For more information about the parade, please contact Decades Parade organizers:

·         Teri Souter at Town Hall (teri.souter@huntsville.ca)

·         Kelly Haywood at the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce (kelly@huntsvillelakeofbays.on.ca)

·         Darla Stipanovich (dstipanovich@vianet.ca)

·         Rachel Hunt (rachel_hunt@live.ca)

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

The team is putting out the call for volunteers to fill various roles in this fun and historic event.
To volunteer, please contact Volunteer Coordinator:

·         Rose Evans, 705 789 1751 ex 2231 (rose.evans@huntsville.ca)

JULY 1 CELEBRATION ITINERARY – MARK YOUR CALENDARS

The Decades Parade is a Canada 150 addition to Huntsville’s traditional Canada Day celebration.

8:00am ‑ Peameal Bacon-on-a-Bun Breakfast fundraiser for Huntsville Lions Club in River Mill Park
9:00am - Decades Parade, walking route is down Main Street from Centre Street to King Street into River Mill Park
10:00am - Official Celebration, including a welcome from dignitaries, the Muskoka Concert Band with a 100-voice choir, O Canada, and of course, flags, temporary tattoos and cupcakes!

Be sure to sport your proudest red and white for this historic day, and bring a non-perishable item for donation to the food bank if you can. We’ll see you in Huntsville!

Plans for Canada Day in Huntsville and area are listed here: http://www.huntsville.ca/en/living/resources/Leisure-Guide/LGSS-p10-Sesquicentennial.pdf

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For more information, please contact:
Teri Souter,  Manager of Arts, Culture & Heritage
705 789 1751 x 2357 | teri.souter@huntsville.ca

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