Canada Day 2019 is officially a thing of the past but it was another fantastic day of celebrations, no matter where you were in the city.
Port Credit always has one of the biggest shindigs in the city, and 2019 was no different. We kicked things off in the town centre with the annual parade, beginning at Stavebank Road and making its way through Port Credit towards La Villa Bakery. Well, we took quite a few pictures of the parade and we thought we’d share them with you. So here are some from the start of the parade, taken just in the east of Port Credit:
The above images showcase some fun floats like the Stonehooker Brewery boat, the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, and Captain Canuck on his motorbike, as well as some vintage cars, a bagpipe band, a brass band, and a gigantic Canadian flag.
The action didn’t stop there however, as the parade continued onwards an reached the intersection with La Villa Bakery, where Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Hazel McCallion (the parade’s namesake) were sitting under a nice shaded tent to watch the end of the show with some more fun floats and bands, as well as a DJ and country band.
Once the parade had ended the final float blocked off the road and we were treated to a few songs from the country band, before many of the city’s dignitaries took the stage. Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Hazel McCallion were joined by MP’s Rudy Cuzzetto and Sven Spengemenn (who you may have noticed in a photo above, handing out a Canadian flag to an elderly woman). The four politicians and some others conducted a speech in which they talked-up the city’s diversity as its greatest strength, and reiterated that Port Credit is the crown jewel of Mississauga.
The politicians then got down from the stage and cut the iconic Canada Day cake, which was then dispersed amongst the crowd. Once that had ended, everyone made their way back into the heart of Port Credit and towards the park.
Port Credit’s Memorial Park played host to live music, bounce castles, and an abundance of food and drinks. People from all over the city flocked to the park as the sun set and the music got louder. And the night, as per usual, was capped off with a blistering firework display. The rockets brought an end to another brilliant Canada Day in Port Credit, and we’re already counting down the days to the next!