CANADA DAY

IN SANDYCOVE ACRES

Monday, JULY 1st, 2019

(editors note:)   A SPECIAL thanks to Canada Day Convener DONNA GRIMBLY and her committee for jumping in at the last minute to oversee one of the best parades in recent memory.   Great job Donna and thank you for helping make residents and families feel great about our community in the best country in the world.

A NOTE FROM THE COMMITTEE CHAIR DONNA GRIMBLY .........Congratulations to all for a very successful CANADA DAY weekend.

 

I would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous donations.

  • Parkbridge

  • The Cove Cafe

  • Alcona Home Hardware

  • No Frills

  • Sobey's

  • Friday Harbour

  • Town of Innisfil

  • Lavender Floral

  • Foodland

  • and Glenda Holden

A thank you to the Vets, Home Owners, The Wheel, The HUB for their donations.   Thanks to the parade judges Dianne Elliot, Cal Strike and Marlene Smale.    The participants this year did not make the judges job easy.  

 

Thank you Jim & Linda Ready (last year's Conveners) who gave me their support.

 

Thanks also to the local, provincial and federal politicians who participated and had a ball meeting folks.

  • MP - John Brassard

  • MPP - Andrea Khanjin

  • Mayor - Lynn Dollin

  • Deputy Mayor - Dan Davidson

  • Ward 4 Councilor - Alex Waters

  • Ward 5 Councilor - Ken Fowler

  • Ward 6 Councilor - Carolyn Payne (our very own)

  • Ward 7 Councilor - Rob Nichol

  • and the first responders South Simcoe Police Services, Innisfil Fire and Simcoe Ambulance and Paramedics.

Following is a list of winners in the parade.

  • BEST OVERALL ENTRY YVONNE O'BRIEN and SUE & JOE LIBRALESSO

  • BEST DECORATED SCA HALL FLOAT - THE WHEEL

  • BEST DECORATED SCA CLUB FLOAT - SENIOR WISH

  • BEST DECORATED BIKE/SCOOTER - DOUG GRIFFIN

  • BEST ADULT COSTUME - LYNDA LAROUE

  • BEST DECORATED GOLF CART - YVONNE O'BRIEN

  • BEST FAMILY ENTRY - VIV & TERRY MARTIN

  • BEST COMMERCIAL ENTRY - LAKESIDE RETIREMENT

A thank you also to the parade marshalls - Dave Wright, Bruce Payne, Paul Grimbly, Charles Ash, Dave Milne, and Don Smurthwaite who organized everyone in the parking lot to form the parade.

 

What a great BBQ put on by The Cove - thanks Robert for all your hard work.   Everyone had a great time.

 

Once again a great thank you to my Committee members

  • Valerie Andrews

  • Charles Ash

  • Glenda Holden

  • Lynda Laroue

  • Mauri Mitchell

  • Erna Paquette

  • Bruce & Carolyn Payne

  • and Ginny Sampson.

This event could not have run as smooth without these folks.   A special thank you goes out to Joe & Sue Librallaso for helping make the Wheel Ballroom festive for the dance..

 

One more thank you to my husband Paul Grimbly for putting up with me for the last 3 months.

 

When all is said and done to all my friends and neighbours the dance and parade could not have happened without you.   So get your creative caps on and start planning.   We have a whole year to plan new ideas.

 

See you next year.

Cheers, Donna Grimbly
Sandycove Canada Day Committee - 2019


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA

have a great day & enjoy the best parade in Innisfil