Rotary Club of Haliburton presidents from the club's history as well as current president Ted Brandon stand for a group photo at the 75th anniversary gala for the club at Pinestone Resort on March 27. /JENN WATT Staff

Rotary Club chooses to end parade

By Angelica Ingram

Published March 21 2017

After months of deliberating the Haliburton Rotary Club has made the decision to no longer host a parade on the same day as their annual summer carnival.

The parade has taken place on Haliburton’s main street on the first Wednesday following the civic holiday weekend for more than 50 years. Club president Richard van Nood told the Echo earlier this year it was becoming more and more difficult for the club to attract participants.

Last week van Nood confirmed the club had made the decision to cancel the parade but he could not give details yet on what the club has planned to replace the event. The decision will not affect the Rotary carnival which will still go ahead this summer.

Van Nood had said the club is looking at some family friendly options to replace the parade to add to the carnival.

The cancellation of the Rotary parade will have no impact on the Santa Claus parade organized by the Lions Club.