Annual ‘King Billy’ July 12th parade marks Canada 150, plus 500th anniversary of Protestant Reformation
King Billy has once again strode the streets of Carleton Place — albeit sidestepping Lake Avenue construction.
The annual July 12th parade, commemorating the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland in 1690, when the forces of the Protestant King William of Orange defeated the forces of the Catholic King James II in County Meath, was held in Carleton Place this past Wednesday, starting at the arena on Neelin Street.
Orange Lodges from across eastern Ontario, from as far away as Renfrew County and Morrisburg, joined in the march, which went from the arena to downtown’s Bridge Street, and back. The parade, in years past, has gone down Lake Avenue to get to the downtown core, but had to be diverted this year because of ongoing construction work on the road.