Weymouth celebrates Canada Day

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Published on July 02, 2014

Both sides of Weymouth’s main street are lined with people watching the traditional Canada Day street parade.

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Donnie Jubin waves the first place award he and other members of the Weymouth Clampett entry won in Weymouth’s Canada Day parade.

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Weymouth Mercantile’s ‘Continuing the tradition in Weymouth’ entry won second place.

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Digby Scallop Queen Megan Hersey waves to the crowd along the parade route through Weymouth.

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Laurel Wagner, left and Augustine Gidney wave from the Sissiboo Home Hardware float.

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Jeannette Amero from Comeauville, right and her twin sister Annette Gaudet from St. Bernard join Weymouth volunteer firefighter Josh Morine as he collects for the Canada Day fireworks.

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Dressed for Canada Day Ty Barr, left and his older brothers Ethan and Stephen give the parade a thumbs up.

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Joining his mother Jenn Glavin in the Weymouth fire truck is baby Lincoln who dons the headphones to make his first Canada Day parade experience enjoyable.

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Graysen Stone is all smiles after collecting a cap full of parade candy.

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Foxy gets the driver’s seat as she joins Fire Chief Cliff Surette in the Brighton and Barton ladder truck for the Canada Day parade in Weymouth.

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Theresa Thibault of Sissiboo Home Hardware works the barbecue to feed the hungry Canada Day crowd in Weymouth.

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Angela Whiteley works her face painting magic as she decorates Misha Marr’s face.

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Maveryck Titus, left Karlee Perry and Callista Weir from Digby Area Recreation are joined by Cpl. Sean Boulger of the Digby RCMP and members of the Weymouth and Saulnierville Legion for the Canada Day flag raising ceremony at Sissiboo Landing.

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Will Sansom and his sister Haley serve up lemonade for the thirsty crowd at Sissiboo Landing on Canada Day.

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Derek Littlejohn of Weymouth Falls wins Weymouth’s Got Talent. Littlejohn sang the Travis Tritt hit Bonnie and Clyde.

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Tires spin and rocks fly at the truck pull on Canada Day in Weymouth.

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Andrew Elliot scoops up the winning duck in the Weymouth Lions Club Duck Race. Yvette LeBlanc’s duck won the $500 prize.

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Marcus Tufts’ ox team pulls 5275 pounds, good for first place in the light class at the ox pull competition in Weymouth on Canada Day.

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Bright and Lion pull 8650 pounds giving Ricky Hurlburt third place in the extra heavy class at the ox pull competition.

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Children crowd around magician Nil Doucet and the real lobster he made appear during the magic show at Sissiboo Landing.

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The fireworks are a huge hit for the crowds in Weymouth on Canada Day.

Published on July 02, 2014

The sky above the shoreline in Weymouth is lit up as the Weymouth Fire Department put on a spectacular fireworks display to end the Canada Day celebrations.

By Karla Kelly FOR THE DIGBY COURIER NovaNewsNow.com

Weymouth played host to Canada’s 147th birthday with a party that did not disappoint. The generous support of local sponsors and the organizers’ well laid plans culminated in a very successful and entertaining annual celebration.

Weymouth’s traditional Canada Day celebration included one of the longest and most colourful street parades with the Weymouth Clampetts float capturing first place followed closely by the Weymouth Mercantile entry claiming second place.

After the opening ceremonies and cake cutting the crowds took in the ox pulls, Weymouth Lions duck race, truck pulls, bingo, magic show, baseball and Weymouth’s Got Talent.

The ox pull entertained the crowd all afternoon and early evening with teams from the Valley through to the South Shore taking part in a test of strength.

Junior Tufts took first place in the extra light class with his team pulling a load of 3,925 pounds, Marcus Tufts won the light class with a pull of 5,275 pounds, Junior Tufts finished first in the medium class with his team pulling 5,275 pounds, Darren Watkins was first in the heavy class with a pull of 6,400 pounds and Alan McCormack’s team pulled 8,875 pounds for top spot in the extra heavy class.

Marcus Tufts won the highest pull average with a 2.63 for the day. The prize money was in memory of local ox pull enthusiast Johnny Thibault.

Local ox teamsters participating in the event included Frank Gavel of Hilltown and Richard Mullen of Easton.

Yvette LeBlanc of St. Bernard won the $500 Weymouth Lions Duck Race with her duck, number 594, crossing the finish line first.

Ryan Boudreau of Concession took top prize in the truck pull event with a pull of 8,800 pounds.

Derek Littlejohn was the winner in Weymouth’s Got Talent.

Throughout the day there was plenty of music and food, including the traditional chicken barbecue and strawberry shortcake as family and friends from near and far connected to enjoy the day.

To finish off the celebration the fireworks display was presented by the Weymouth Fire Department with an enthusiastic response from the huge crowd that gathered for the finale.

Organizations: Weymouth Fire Department

Geographic location: Weymouth, Canada, South Shore

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