Volunteer family members and staff made it possible for a large group of residents to attend
Streamway Villa residents were dressed up in their favourite red-and-white apparel and lined the streets of downtown Cobourg July 1 to help the town and the rest of Canada celebrate the nation’s 155th birthday.
For the first time in two years, residents were able to attend Cobourg’s Canada Day parade, which kicks off the town’s annual three-day Waterfront Festival at Victoria Park.
Along with their family members and Streamway staff who volunteered to accompany them the two blocks to King Street, residents spent part of the late morning and early afternoon watching the colourful floats, cheering and waving small Canadian flags as they passed.
The parade and festival were cancelled in 2020 and 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To keep everyone safe during their time downtown, attending residents, families and staff members wore face masks while attending the parade.
Since everyone was already downtown, residents were treated to lunch after the parade finished.
Streamway Villa posted a note at the home before the event, asking for staff and family volunteers, and many answered the call, which ensured that residents who wanted to attend the parade could do so.
Residents and staff members were grateful for the help.
“(A) huge shout-out goes out to the family members and staff that volunteered to help bring residents down,” the Streamway Villa life enrichment team said in a Facebook post.
“Without you guys, it wouldn’t have been possible to take as many residents down.”
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