Canada Day in Hantsport

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“We’re talk­ing maybe 100 peo­ple or more. They might of­fer a half hour of their time, it could be all day,” he said. “It rep­re­sents what Hantsport is… we re­ally take a lot of pride that peo­ple are there to drop what they’re do­ing to help.”

Fi­nan­cially speak­ing, HMCC’s goal is to break even if they can — it’s not seen as a ma­jor fundraiser.

“It does take a lot of re­sources, but we’re able to tap into the com­mu­nity, there are trades­peo­ple who live here who help set up tents, build stag­ing, do­nate their time or ma­te­ri­als or ve­hi­cles,” he said. “It’s so help­ful to us.”

Laura Pel­ton, Princess Hantsport, said the vol­un­teers and staff are the back­bone of what makes Canada Day in Hantsport so spe­cial.

“The vol­un­teers are the ones that get this go­ing, they do a great job ev­ery year,” Pel­ton said. “Hantsport has al­ways had re­ally strong vol­un­teer turnout, which I’m re­ally proud of.” David Holder, win­ner of the Dick Bea­z­ley Me­mo­rial Six-Mile Race, has par­tic­i­pated in marathons around North Amer­ica. He’s par­tic­i­pated in the run ap­prox­i­mately seven times. He likes to come to the race in Hantsport be­cause the fam­ily can then en­joy the re­main­der of the Canada Day fes­tiv­i­ties.


Ada­lyn McNa­mara, 2, says hi to mem­bers of the vis­it­ing Ap­ple Blos­som Fes­ti­val princesses, who vis­ited Hantsport on Canada Day.


Home Hard­ware’s mas­cot was on hand to greet the chil­dren lin­ing the pa­rade route.

Ms. Nova Sco­tia In­ter­na­tional 2018 Amanda Kirk­patrick and friends wave to the crowd.


Olivia Crooks and Ben Pel­ton, both life­guards with HMCC, cook up some burg­ers and hot dogs on the grill dur­ing Canada Day in Hantsport.


Par­tic­i­pants in the 2018 Canada Day Grand Street pa­rade in Hantsport showed off their love of the coun­try.



This youth looked like a nat­u­ral fire­fighter as she rode in the cab of a Hantsport fire truck.

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