PHOTO GALLERY: Sidney Days 2012

Sidney was bustling July 1 as hundreds of people flocked to the Peninsula to see the parade and participate in various activities

Sidney was abuzz July 1 as the town marked Canada’s 145th birthday with its annual Sidney Days events.

The day was action packed with several events including the Peninsula Track Fun Run, the Kiwanis pancake breakfast, the Family Fun Fair at Iroquois Park and the Slegg Lumber Build-a-Quick-Boat contest.

Sidney also celebrated with the Thrifty Foods community barbecue on Saturday evening which was followed by the new musical fireworks.

The parade was undoubtedly one of the highlights of the weekend with thousands of people lining the streets to take in the floats. Prizes for best floats in the parade were handed out to Pacific Animal Pet Therapy for best animal float, Thrifty Foods for best commercial float, Sons of Norway for best non-profit float, Chinese Happy Drum group for the best spirit and the best overall float was won by Morgana.

Peninsula Celebrations Society would like to remind winners that plaques can be picked up from the front desk at the Pier Hotel in Sidney.