Canada Day in Hantsport
“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.