On Monday, the Peterborough-Kawarthas Chapter of the Council of Canadians celebrated local organizing by joining with allied groups and supporters for Peterborough’s annual Canada Day parade.
Council chapter members led the parade contingent, which has been a tradition for them for more than a decade now.
They were joined by representatives of Amnesty International and the Peterborough Alliance for Climate Action whose members carried a large banner promoting a Green New Deal for Canada.
A large van carrying members of the local Dixie Cats Band followed the groups, playing music for community members to enjoy. The band was led by Paul Cragg, a Council chapter member.
For Our Grandchildren (4RG) also joined in with several walkers, a banner, and people holding signs. Transition Town brought their banner and three electric cars, and supporters from I Love the CBC also joined the parade.
Peterborough-Kawarthas Chapter Chair Roy Brady said everyone had a lot of fun and it was an exciting way for groups to come together in a showing of solidarity.