The 9th Annual Hudson St Patrick’s Day Parade to be held Saturday, March 17th at 1:00pm.

THIS YEAR ALL FLOATS MUST HAVE MUSIC (WHETHER LIVE OR RECORDED) AND MUST BE DECORATED IN THE ST. PATRICKS THEME.

PLEASE NOTE:

Your application is not a guarantee you will be in the parade. A member of the parade committee will get back to you ASAP.

Parade Float Information

A parking & drop off point has been assigned for participants ONLY who are on floats or walking with groups.  The Whitlock Golf & Curling Club has graciously allowed us to use their parking……( 128 Côte Saint-Charles, Hudson, QC J0P 1H0)

The parade will have a shuttle bus leaving their parking area and dropping off at Westwood Senior High School where all the floats will be assembled.  This shuttle will be available from 10:00am-11:30am.

All floats will assemble at Westwood Senior High School at 69 rue Cote St Charles, Hudson, Quebec.  There will be a Parade Marshal instructing your organization as to where to line up.  We expect all organizations to be ready at 12:00 noon.

 

VERY IMPORTANT

There is only one access street permitted to line up for the parade.  Access is allowed only in the NORTH DIRECTION on Cote St Charles.  Please see attached map as to official directions.  Your co-operation will enable everyone to set up in plenty of time, and without unnecessary headaches.  Please note that Cote St Charles will be closed from 10:00 am onwards to public traffic, and will only be accessible by floats and organizations.

YOUR ARRIVAL TIME AT WESTWOOD SENIOR HIGH IS EXPECTED NO LATER THAN 11:00 AM AND  FOR YOUR FLOAT TO BE SET UP BY 11:30.

We are placing a strong emphasis on the safety of participants and spectators.

Any unit that does not conform to the rules and regulations of the Hudson Parade Committee will be removed from the parade.  A copy of the rules and regulations will be included with this package.  Please read the rules of our expectations.

 

PARADE DISEMBARKING

The parade will officially end in front of Cunninghams Pub, on the corner of Cameron & St Jean.  No one will be allowed to disembark their floats until they reach Cameron and Lakeview.  This will allow for better parade flow. There will be a temporary disembarking at the old Medical center parking.

THERE WILL BE BUSSES RUNNING FROM THAT POINT BACK TO THE STAGING AREA (WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL)

PLEASE RESPECT AND LISTEN TO ALL PARADE MARSHALLS ON THE STREET.  THEY WILL BE IN CHARGE OF THE FLOW OF THE PARADE.

THE OFFICIAL TAKE DOWN LOCATION WILL BE BACK AT THE WESTWOOD SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL ON COTE ST CHARLES.

We hope that the above letter will answer any questions you may have concerning this event.

If you have other inquiries, please contact us.

 

Thank you for being part of this very special event.

Contacts

Jim Beauchamp (514) 691-2721
Gary McKeown (514) 949-2177
Mike Klaiman (514) 232-9112
Scott Crowder (514) 726-5125

Directions & Access to the Parade

  • Take highway 40 west towards Vaudreuil
  • at split in highway stay right and go towards Ottawa (Highway 40)
  • Take exit #22 (stay right)
  • Continue on road until you hit COTE ST CHARLES
  • Take a right onto Cote St. Charles and continue to….
  • FLOATS –  69 Cote St Charles
  • PARTICIPANTS – 128 Cote St Charles (Whitlock Golf Club)
  • Must register with Parade Marshall