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Stanley Cup parades through Stirling-Rawdon

Sunday, 09.30.2012 / 12:52 PM

By Dave Lozo - Staff Writer / Kraft Hockeyville 2012 Blog

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Stanley Cup parades through Stirling-Rawdon

STIRLING-RAWDON, Ontario -- Hockey's most famous celebrity was on display during a parade through the center of town Sunday morning -- the Stanley Cup.

Fans of all ages lined Front Street for the 30-minute precession that was part of the town's celebration for winning the Kraft Hockeyville competition. It's tough to explain exactly what took place during the parade, so here's a rundown of some its participants.

-- A marching band

-- A fire truck

-- About 100 kids from the town's minor hockey program

-- Five John Deere tractors

-- A blues band, since the town's hockey team's nickname is the Blues

-- "The Stirling Blues Brothers," two gentlemen dressed as Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi's "Blues Brothers" characters

-- A teenage boy wearing a clown wig and Alexander Mogilny Maple Leafs jersey who was pulled along by a pony

-- A man who goes by the name "Canadian Bob," who was dressed in red on a motorcycle decorated with Canadian flags and had a black Labrador in a basket resting above the back wheel

And of course, the Stanley Cup, which was the big draw for people gathered to watch the parade.

"It's pretty cool," said Todd Binnie, who was resting comfortable in a chair in his front lawn while wearing a Philadelphia Flyers jersey. "It's a small town so we don't get to see that type of stuff too often."

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