Summer has flashed past. Celebrate this weekend with an homage to your labours of the past few months. Head out to Fallen Timber Meadery on Saturday, September 5th (weather permitting) for another wild and wonderful “Pizza Day.” They will be selling their hand-crafted pies from noon to 5 p.m. – or until they run out (go early!). Pair up that pizza with a cold mead or slushy, socially distanced on the deck or bring your picnic blanket or lawn chair and stake your spot on the lawn.
Labour Day Parade – Version 2.020
Everyone knows how a parade works, right? You go early to get the best spot on the sidewalk to set up your chair. Then the parade begins and “parades” past you. That’s how it’s always been done. Well, nothing is set in stone anymore so Cochrane is going to do it backwards. The entries and floats will be stationary and we get to “parade” past them.
Necessity is the mother of invention
We’ve now invented a phrase for this phenomenon: Display Parade (a parade that doesn’t; a static display of what a parade would look like if it didn’t move and you did). Thus the Labour Day Display Parade will take place at the Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre, open for your viewing pleasure on Monday, September 7th between 10:00 and 2:00 p.m. Display Parade Marshall, Jag Thind, proprietor of our beloved Mehtab Restaurant will be on hand to welcome you.
In order to keep everyone safe, tour guides will be there to guide you past the floats. Roving and stationary buskers will help to make you forget we couldn’t have any animals this year (sorry, you can’t bring your pets either). Food trucks will be on site. Loot bags, carefully prepared 72 hours earlier, will be handed out to the children at the end of their tour.
Everyone is asked to please wear masks, given out on site if you need one. Hand washing/sanitizing stations will be set up along the walking path.