The parade will go on, even with only one float

Photos by Jim Brown
Rainy, windy weather forced organizers to cancel the North Rustico Canada Day parade but that didn’t stop one family from participating anyway.
Jonathan and Christine Townsend and their grandkids, Jake and Maggie Moore, were adding final touches to their float in the Lions Club parking lot.
“You can’t cancel your birthday,” said Christine, with a laugh.
“You can’t cancel Canada’s birthday,” said Jonathan.
And then, with a toot of their truck’s horn and a “Happy Canada Day” cheer, they were off to the downtown, flags and balloons rippling in the wind.