Labour Day parade a success
The 2012 Labour Day Parade was a terrific success. The quality was there, with more than 100 excellent parade entries, the volunteers were there, with just under 50 community-minded men and women lending a hand, and of course the crowd was there, with estimates ranging from 12,000 all the way to 14,000 people lining the parade route.
The parade committee wishes to thank this town and this region for getting behind the Labour Day parade.
Itís no small feat having an event in your town that nearly equals your total population. The fact that Cochrane has done this for decades is a testament to the work-ethic and spirit of this area.
From St. Andrewís United Church, which provided 10 volunteers, access to the church washrooms, free cookies and coffee, to Tim Hortonís that provided more than 1,000 cups of coffee to the 1,000 people in the parade form-up pit.
From the Alliance Church, who adopted one barricade and provided two cheerful cooks down at the pit, to Cochrane IGA that donated hundreds of hotdogs with all the fixings down at the form-up pit, this boat had a lot of paddles in the water.
We are grateful for the support, appreciative of the cooperation and enthusiastic about the next one.
Brooks Tower, Chairman of Labour Day Parade