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Summerside – July 14th – 16th

16 Jul

We picked a good week to stay in Summerside because the Lobster Festival is on. We’ve been enjoying all the activities – lots of outdoor concerts, all sorts of vendors and tons of things for kids to do. Monday was the parade. Of course, it poured rain all morning but finally at 1:00, the rain let up (just in time for the wind to blow a gale) for the parade. There were 80 floats in all – the highlight being the giant lobster. I thought that the wind would take it away but it did not although its giant claws were waving wildly!  One of the highlights was seeing Heather Moyse, the Olympic bobsledder from Summerside. Here are a few pictures.

Parade - July 14 Photo 32

The College of Piping was also in the parade – they were excellent. Here is a video of them at the parade plus plus a couple of other activities during the festival. They are certainly unique and hard to explain so watch the video. 🙂

Last night, we had the opportunity to see The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom and it was excellent! If you do get a chance to see it, please do so. Here is some information on Stompin’ Tom – he sure had a rough start to his life. Of course, my favourite song is… (Click the link!)

That’s all the news for now. We are expecting company from Canmore tomorrow – looking forward to a visit with my parents. They’re driving around in a rented RV. Pretty windy ride, I bet!

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One response to “Summerside – July 14th – 16th

  1. Wezie

    July 16, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    All those pipers. All of that wind. And not one kilt flew up to answer what we’ve all been wondering. Your reporting has disappointed me, Jane.
    Have fun with the parents. Disappointed Dennis not to see you in the lobster trap race. Did a little tiny girl in a hot pink bathing suit win?

     

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