Classic car parade comes to Forest Hill for Father’s Day

A group of classic car enthusiasts paraded through the Forest Hill parking lot on June 21 as a Father’s Day tribute to the gentlemen living at the Kanata long-term care home.

A group of classic car enthusiasts from the Ottawa area formed a parade through the parking area at the front of Forest Hill on June 21 to pay a Father’s Day tribute to the gentleman living at the Kanata long-term care home.

With safety precautions in place due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, Father’s Day was different at Forest Hill this year, but life enrichment co-ordinator Craig Forrest and his team wanted to arrange something special for the dads who couldn’t be with their families.

The car owners were parading at other long-term care and retirement homes in the Ottawa area, and when Craig learned about this through Facebook he asked if they could include Forest Hill.

Initially, the residents were going to be outside for the parade, but because Father’s Day was hot and humid, plans changed to have the residents watch the cars go by through the large windows at the front of the home while relaxing in cool comfort.

“In total we had about 15 cars come through; there were a lot of muscle cars and a few from the ’40s and ’50s, too,” Craig tells The OMNIway.

“The gentlemen, as well as some of the ladies and the staff, really enjoyed the cars.”

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