Posted by Louisa Horne on Aug 01, 2019
So many great outdoor activities happen in July.  What was your club involved in? 
From Stephenville to Halifax, there were fun parades.  In Stephenville, the rain held off for the Friendly Invasion parade, celebrating the American military presence that used to be in the town.  The cool temperatures did not cool the spirits of the community that turned out to watch the parade and then attend the BBQ and musical entertainment afterwards.  The Rotary Club of Stephenville sponsors the parade – what a great way to reinforce awareness of Rotary in the town.
In Halifax, almost 100,000 people lined the streets on the hottest day of the year (so far) to see almost 200 entries in the Pride Parade.  Halifax Harbourside was there… wilting in the heat but enthusiastic and filled with pride to be the first club in the world to participate in a pride parade 5 years ago.  It’s a great community event and a wonderful way to build awareness of Rotary.
In St. John's, Rotarians from St. John's East, St. John's Northwest, After Hours, Waterford Valley and Avalon Northeast marched in the St. John's Pride Parade! Signal, the St. John's East #PIpuppy7820, even joined in the fun!
These are great awareness building and fund-raising events – what has your club been doing?  Are there other parades in the district?  Let us know!
By the way… a little trivia question… can you name two of the celebrities that Beacon met at the Sydney Ribfest?