Barriere Canada Day parade will be recognizing local front line workers

Canada Day celebrations in Barriere this year will be looking somewhat different than it has in the past.

Due to the current pandemic and resultant requirements for social distancing there will be no Canada Day gathering in Fadear Park on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

However, Canada’s birthday will definitely be celebrated throughout the community that day thanks to our local First Responders.

At 12 noon on July 1, the Barriere Volunteer Fire Department’s membership and fleet, along with Barriere RCMP, Barriere Search and Rescue, and Barriere First Responders are going to be providing a vehicle parade through many of the community’s neighbourhoods, and they will also be broadcasting an instrumental ‘O’ Canada.

Parade vehicles will be displaying posters acknowledging local front-line workers, businesses, and groups, and parade participants are encouraging Barriere’s residents to celebrate with them, while also celebrating Canada’s 153rd birthday from the safety and comfort of their front lawns and porches.

The Canada Day vehicle parade will begin at 12 noon starting from the Barriere Fire Hall, then head south to the Armour Mountain Road/Dunsmuir Road area, then back down Barriere Town Road, the Teacher’s subdivision, McLean Road area, and the Green Tree subdivision before heading back to the Fire Hall.

Make sure you are outside in plenty of time to let Barriere’s front-line workers hear how much they are appreciated – especially on Canada’s birthday.

Canada’s national anthem:

‘O’ Canada

O Canada! Our home and native land!

True patriot love in all of us command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,

The True North, strong and free!

From far and wide, O Canada,

We stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

–from “O Canada,” original composed

by Robert Stanley Weir (1856–1926)

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