Happy Canada Day! This was our first in Elora and, wow, does this village know how to throw a celebration! The weather teased us all with heavy clouds and gorgeous sunshine but let us stay dry.
The Volunteer Firefighter Breakfast had a huge line, obviously a popular event...
while the Soap Box Derby took place just outside our house, the carts speeding down Geddes Street!
and just outside our house.
This is how the carts got back up the hill, and here are three future racers!
The Canada Day parade took place at 11:00 and it started at the Community Center to turn onto Geddes and travel right down our street! What a view from our balcony!
Here's a video of the Save our Water procession, and you can find out more about our very important water issues here: http://saveourwater.ca/
After lunch we went down to Bissell Park to watch Puppets Elora as they presented "Where's my Mommy?" to a huge crowd, some of the children getting to participate in this interactive puppet show!
So much talent, and I really have to applaud their ability to stay focused and remember their lines in all the noise and commotion! "Where's my Mommy?" was just the right play for this outdoor performance.
Next we thoroughly enjoyed the agility demonstration put on by Diamonds in the Ruff! The dedicated handlers and fun-loving canines put on a great show!
This little darling was a sweet "newbie" just learning the ropes.
And why run one dog when you can run two! At the same time, of course!
The frisbee demo was fun to watch.
Then they had a dog vs. human agility race! Diamonds in the Ruff canines raced against the children in a fun match... I think everyone won!
The Blue Bonnet Lassies danced in their lovely traditional costumes on the Bissell Park boardwalk...
...and we walked home, proud to be a part of this incredible community!