The Strawberry Tarts were the winners in the non-commercial  category in the Rotary Canada Day Parade. Here they are receiving their plaque. 

The Red Hat Society is the largest social organization in the world.  Its members are women “of a certain age” who seek  fun, friendship and freedom from society’s expectations of older  women.  Members wear red hats and purple  clothes when on an outing, and spread good will wherever they go.


The  Strawberry Tarts of Kemptville is a registered chapter of the Red Hat  Society.  Hazel Brayman, Queen of Tarts  and the fourteen Royal Ladies, Eva Francoeur, Carol Armitage, Isabel Ayers,  Diane Boyce, Barb Breau, Ghislaine Crozier, Gail Darch, Ellen Leach, Judy  McGregor, Donna Mills, Donna Ross, Joan Scharf, Esther Tarr and Daphne  Stephenson enjoy a special bond of friendship.

These  ladies say participating in the Rotary Canada Day parade was great fun,  especially with Harry Pratt providing the horsepower and music.

The O'Farrell Financial Services float was selected by a panel of judges to have best incorporated the theme this year, " Reaching Out to Humanity"  This is the second year in a row that they have won in the commercial category.