The sixth annual Rotary Dockfest drew hundreds of spectators to the Town Dock and River Mill Park on July 6 for a fun day of festivities including the crowd-pleasing bathtub derby.
More than 40 local businesses and organizations participated in the derby, some meeting with mishaps on their way to the finish line, but only one could be victorious.
When the waves had settled, it was On The Docks Pub who took 2019 bragging rights for the derby; Moose FM 105.5 won the media race. (Better luck next year, Doppler!) Core Health took home the best in parade award.
It was Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North that was the true winner of the event, receiving a $15,000 cheque from the Rotary Club of Huntsville toward their upcoming Huntsville build.
If you missed the fun, check out photos from the event below.
JJ Dance lines up for the Rotary Dockfest parade
Core Health, 2017 derby winner, won this year’s best in parade award
Doppler bathtub driver Jesse Jodouin is ready to race (Photo courtesy of Rotary Dockfest)
Gizmo the clown tested out the course and gave the crowd a squirt or two
River Mill Park was full of vendors and entertainment, including Frenchie’s Crepe Cafe
Barry “Bazza” Hayward’s drum circle was a hit with young and old
Cameron of Lochiel Pipes and Drums brought some Scottish class to the festivities
Gelato anyone? The affogatto gelato barge delivers on the water
The Rotary Dockfest announcers had a close-up view of the course on the NyDock floating dock
(From left) MP Tony Clement, Bill Sibeon, a local Rotarian who sang O Canada, and Deputy Mayor Karin Terziano were there to welcome the crowd
The Rotary Club of Huntsville presented a $15,000 cheque to Habitat for Humanity Ontario Gateway North for their new Huntsville build (from left) Amy Graham, Community Fundraising Officer at Habitat for Humanity, Rotarian Bill Sibeon, Dockfest sponsor Jan Nyquist of NyDock, Deputy Mayor Karin Terziano, MP Tony Clement, Drew Markham, president of the Rotary Club of Huntsville, Rotary International District 7010 Governor Bill Hagborg
The annual bathtub derby always attracts a crowd
Sometimes tub drivers go for an unexpected swim
Drivers got blasted by the Main St Dental great wall of water
The Flyboys provided some between-heats entertainment
A traffic jam at the hoop toss didn’t end well for one driver
Doppler driver Jesse Jodouin has his eye on the prize
Rotary Dockfest 2019 bathtub derby winner On the Docks Pub (second from left) and media race winner Moose FM 105.5 (right) with best in parade winner Core Health (second from left) and representatives from Pipefusion and the Rotary Club of Huntsville (Photo courtesy of Rotary Dockfest)
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