More than a 150 canines participated in the Lady Slipper Kennel Club’s weekend dog show (July 22-23) at the Kensington Community Gardens arena. There were large breeds and small breeds, hairy breeds and hairless ones – dogs of all shapes, colors and sizes. And they were all competing for brightly colored ribbons and bragging rights in their groups. Among the many breeds represented at the show were whippets, basset hounds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Great Danes, Samoyeds, Schnauzers, beagles, Finnish Spitz’s, Great Pyrenees, Irish wolfhounds, rottweillers, Alaskan Malamutes, Skye Terriers, Cairn Terriers, Pekingeses, Italian Greyhounds, Pugs, Toy Fox terriers, Papillons, Chinese Crested, Welsh terriers and Tibetan spaniels
North Rustico’s Canada Day parade route was jammed with spectators of all ages by the parade’s 10:30 am start time – a fitting tribute to Canada’s 150th birthday. Parking was also at a premium throughout much of the picturesque seaside community. The parade and other festivities were held under brooding skies, but the sun came out later in the day.