National Child Day Parade
A National Child Day Parade is organized each year by the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning and the Early Childhood Development Association of PEI (ECDA).
Everyone is invited to line the streets and cheer for hundreds of young children as they parade in celebration of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
- Charlottetown will host its annual National Child Day Parade at 10 a.m. beginning in front of the Rodd Charlottetown Hotel. From there, children will march up Kent Street and turn onto Great George Street, finishing behind the George Coles building. The parade will be marshaled by Minister Brad Trivers.
- In Summerside, the National Child Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the Causeway Bay Hotel. The parade will move down Central Street, onto Water Street, back up Summer Street and cross over at Town Hall to end back at the hotel.
- In Souris, the parade will leave Eastern Kings Early Learning Academy at 10 a.m. and proceed one block down Main Street and then over to Colville Manor. Approximately 50 to 60 children are expected to participate.
- In Bloomfield, children from Wee the West Childcare Centre will be parading through the field to the Industrial Park Mall. They will be including their 36 children and eight staff, along with parents. Once they return to the centre, they will participate in special activities to celebrate each other.
- In Tignish, Magic Moments Child Care will start a parade at the church at 1 p.m. and walk down the main street. Kindergarten classes and Kids West will also participate. More than 50 children are expected to participate.