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Shawville’s Canada Day meals, races, parade and more

Donald Teuma-Castelletti, THE EQUITY The Lions Hall was a sea of red and white on Sunday morning, as the Shawville Lions Club fed a steady crowd. Back row, from left: Bruce Tubman, Jerry Callaghan, Kerry Sharpe and Arnold Yach. Front row, from left: Ed Walsh, Ken Finan and Ron Strutt.
The Shawville 4-H Club used their float to advertise their snack booth, located at the Shawville Fairgrounds.
Jake Larocque brought his snack stand to a few events during the Canada Day festivities over the weekend. Pictured, Larocque served up candy, popcorn and more along Main Street on Sunday, during the parade.
The Renfrew Highland Pipes and Drums participated in the Shawville parade and continue to be a highlight, according to Lions President James Howard.
Kevin Hannaberry was all smiles aboard the Quyon Tractor and Truck Pull boat float towards the end of the procession.
The annual Canada Day Flea Market raised over $4,600 for the Shawville Hospital Fund on Sunday, as it continues to trend of raising more year-upon-year. Pictured, long-time vendor Fred Desabrais was honoured with a memorial at the market.
Simon Clarke provided music along Main Street on Sunday, posted up in front of the library ahead of the parade. He would also go onto perform the national anthem, as the parade made it’s way downtown.
Renfrew’s Big Red Barbeque endured the heat all afternoon, serving up beef sandwiches while they prepared the pork roast dinner. From left: Owner Kyle Miller with employees Frank Sellers, Larry Cadham and Brad Cavanagh show off the evening meal.

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Soap box races, an annual flea market, meals and a parade helped mark Shawville’s Canada Day fun, as many parts of the community worked hard to make sure everything came together.
Events started on Friday, with young racers employing gravity as their engines in the annual soap box derby. Organized by the Shawville-Clarendon Fire Department, the race saw children let loose from the back of a flatbed truck, competing in drag races down the incline of avenue Victoria.
Divided amongst three age categories – four to six, seven to nine, and 10 to 12 – the racers donned their helmets and took off in close competitions.
Much delight came to the crowd when the youngest racers often neglected the use of their brakes, forcing the firefighters playing guard at the end to stop them forcefully. With a few close calls, the drivers could all be proud to say there were no accidents as they kept themselves mostly on the road.


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