Everyone saw red and white on Canada Day, but on July 12th, you’ll be seeing plenty of orange parading down the streets of Carleton Place.
The July 12th Orange Lodge parade commemorating the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland in 1690 will be held in Carleton Place, as part of the ongoing rotation that sees the parade return to the town every other year. Last year, it was held in Smiths Falls.
“We haven’t had a parade in Smiths Falls for some time and we just got the royal treatment down there,” said Alan Currie, a member of the No. 48 Loyal Orange Lodge in Carleton Place, while sitting in one of his trademark wooden sheds at the family business, Clearview Lumber, just outside of Franktown on the Richmond Road.