Gold Cup Parade Floats

The antique fire trucks always lead the parade.

The antique fire trucks always lead the parade.

The theme of the parade was the celebration of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference. Floats reflected the theme, however tenuously. These three did better than others. The City of Charlottetown, Parks Canada, and I have no idea who the guy with the axe was with, but the float represented our primary industries.

Children are popular additions to floats.

Children are popular additions to floats.

This gentleman was particularly engaging with the crowd.

This gentleman was particularly engaging with the crowd.

This gentleman was particularly engaging with the crowd.

This gentleman was particularly engaging with the crowd.

Farming, forestry and agriculture.  I didn't figure this out during the parade.

Farming, forestry and fishing. I didn’t figure this out during the parade.

 

Corporations often participate, as do voluntary sector organizations.

Sobeys is one of the two main grocery chains in Maritime Canada.

Sobeys is one of the three main grocery chains in Maritime Canada.

The back of the Sobeys truck was full of imported fruit!  Three cheers for ONTARIO peaches.

The back of the Sobeys truck was full of imported fruit! Three cheers for ONTARIO peaches.

The Shriners participate in PEI's parade every year, usually with a huge contingent.

The Shriners participate in PEI’s parade every year, usually with a huge contingent.

Rotary International.

Rotary International.

And now, something for the kids…

To entertain the kids add: McQueen, Mater, Dora and a couple of huge balloons.

To entertain the kids add: McQueen, Mater, Dora and a couple of huge balloons.

Next : the  last Gold Cup Parade post: The RCMP

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