CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — A light-weight drizzle didn’t dampen the passion of a whole lot of people that lined the streets of downtown Charlottetown on Aug. 18 for the annual Gold Cup Parade.
A complete of 75 entries took half within the 61st-anniversary version that started on North River Street and ended within the provincial authorities buildings car parking zone off Rochford Sq..
Issues kicked off with a particular entry from the RCMP that includes the RCMP Musical Experience, which made a cease in P.E.I. as a part of the nationwide police drive’s a hundred and fiftieth anniversary.
The RCMP Pipes and Drums Band and the RCMP marching troop adopted however the leisure simply saved going from there.
Santa Claus was there, telling kids he nonetheless anticipated them to be good forward of this Christmas.
The 9 Gold Cup and Saucer ambassadors have been there, as all the time, however the inclement climate saved a few of them inside automobiles as an alternative of within the conventional convertibles.
Parade-goers additionally obtained to satisfy Captain, the Charlottetown Police Providers new remedy canine. Captain was employed to assist with the psychological well being of officers whereas offering help to victims.
The Chinese language Canadian Affiliation of Prince Edward Island provided one of many extra vibrant entries within the parade.
The kids loved seeing Marvel characters resembling Spider-Man and Captain Marvel, in addition to Chase from Paw Patrol and Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc.
Previous House Week wraps up in Charlottetown on Aug. 19 with the sixty fourth working of the Gold Cup and Saucer Race at Crimson Shores on the Charlottetown Driving Park. Drivers will probably be competing for a handbag price $100,000.
Dave Stewart is a reporter with SaltWire in Prince Edward Island. He could be reached by electronic mail at [email protected] and adopted on Twitter @DveStewart.