St. Anne’s Sunday in Lennox Island brings communities together

Ancelene MacKinnon
Published on July 27, 2014
One of the entries in the St. Anne's Sunday parade on Lennox Island. 
Ancelene MacKinnon/ Journal Pioneer

LENNOX ISLAND — St. Anne’s Sunday in Lennox Island, known for being one of the oldest celebrations held on P.E.I., has been happening each year since the early 1900s.

St. Anne’s Sunday is held on the last Sunday of every July, and this year’s event included a parade, lobster plate meals, the Miss Lennox Island pageant, and fireworks after dusk.

Jean Tuplin, parade marshal, was very happy with this year’s celebrations.

“I’ve been in charge of the parade for 10 years and I find it gets better all the time.”

Tuplin said this year was especially successful because it was more veered toward children with characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse in the parade and activities for them in the school gym.

In the beginning, St. Anne’s Sunday was a time for Aboriginal people to come together, she said.

“It’s great how it’s inclusive of everybody now.”

She said it’s a lot of work for one day, but it’s worth it because people from different communities can enjoy a day of festivities and fun.