Rotary Dockfest 2019: in photos

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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

JJ Dance lines up for the Rotary Dockfest parade

Core Health, 2017 derby winner, won this year's best in parade award

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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 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

The annual bathtub derby always attracts a crowd

Sometimes tub drivers go for an unexpected swim

Sometimes tub drivers go for an unexpected swim

Drivers got blasted by the Main St Dental great wall of water

Drivers got blasted by the Main St Dental great wall of water

The Flyboys provided some between-heats entertainment

The Flyboys provided some between-heats entertainment

A traffic jam at the hoop toss didn't end well for one driver

A traffic jam at the hoop toss didn’t end well for one driver

Doppler driver Jesse Jodouin has his eye on the prize

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)

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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1 Comment

  1. Bill Beatty on

    Thank you for the Fine Pic of that entertaining group of kilted Lads (we missed the Lassies )….. CLASS….Wow….I like it ! Congrats Rotary on another fine event !

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