Bathtub racers will start their engines when the Great International World Championship Bathtub Race begins today at 11 a.m.
Festivities began on Friday at Maffeo Sutton Park with a concert featuring Wise Youngblood and Big Sugar. Celebrations continued Saturday with the Shaw Sailpast on Wheels Fun Parade, featuring longtime volunteer Margaret Johnson as parade marshal and the re-dedicating of a vessel in honour of Bill McGuire, former commodore who died last December.
Saturday’s festivities ended with the Quality Foods Festival of Lights fireworks.
For a digital copy of the 2019 race program, click here.
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