In honour of 100 years of General Motors of Canada, the McLaughlin Buick Car Club will hold the North American Homecoming Parade at Parkwood in Oshawa, Ontario on Monday, August 4.. Click image to enlarge
Oshawa, Ontario – In honour of 100 years of General Motors of Canada, the McLaughlin Buick Car Club will hold the North American Homecoming Parade at Parkwood in Oshawa, Ontario on Monday, August 4. Now a national historic site and museum, Parkwood was the family home of GM of Canada founder Robert McLaughlin.
The civic holiday is known as McLaughlin Day in Oshawa, the current home of General Motors of Canada. The McLaughlin Motor Car Company, which began building McLaughlin-Buicks in December 1907, became GM of Canada in 1918.
Sponsored by GM of Canada, the event begins at 10 a.m. with the parade, which will include vehicles 1942 and older. It will leave the Oshawa Centre, travel north along Stevenson Road, east along King Street, north along Park Road, east along Rossland Road and south on Simcoe to finish at Parkwood. Over 30 cars will be on display at Parkwood, with the remainder shown in the parking lot of St. Gregory Church at nearby Adelaide and Simcoe Street.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be events for all ages on the estate grounds, including live jazz, story telling, special tours of the mansion’s first floor, face painting, fish pond, marionette shows, old-fashioned games, pie-eating competition, neighbourhood walking tours, and a 1920s dance demonstration and lessons. Admission to the grounds is free. For more information, visit Parkwood Estate.