Bay Roberts kicks off Klondyke Days

The Compass - - EDITORIAL - PHO­TOS AND TEXT BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER TC ME­DIA nmercer@cb­n­com­pass.ca

The rain that threat­ened early in the day could not ham­per the spir­its sur­round­ing the an­nual kick-off pa­rade for Bay Roberts’ Klondyke Days.

The sun shone as the pa­rade rolled from the coun­cil build­ing to the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion park­ing lot where hun­dreds of pa­rade watch­ers gath­ered for hot dogs, drinks and mu­sic on July 20.

Klondyke Days run from July 20 to Aug. 1 and is Bay Roberts’ way to cel­e­brate its rich her­itage and cul­ture.

The pa­rade fea­tured plenty of colour­ful char­ac­ters, in­clud­ing Mario Kart, Find­ing Nemo, Min­ions and others.

The Com­pass was there and snapped th­ese im­ages.

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In a twist for 2016, a pair of the Royal New­found­land Con­stab­u­lary’s mounted unit rode along the pa­rade route.

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Bay Roberts’ Dawson Mercer (right) proudly dis­plays his world ball hockey cham­pi­onship gold

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Bay Roberts Mayor Philip Wood (right) took his an­nual stroll with the pa­rade on July 20.

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The Bay Roberts Swim­ming Pool staff chan­neled Mario Kart in their an­nual pa­rade exhibition. Shown here are, from left, Courtney French, Ryan Dawson, Christian Dawe and An­drew Churchill.

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Bay Roberts re­cre­ation staff mem­ber Darcy O’Reilly (cen­tre) played the part of Nemo and walked along with Chase and Ella Parsons.

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