Transcript: Main Street Ontario: Kincardine | Jul 04, 2017

Old pictures of different parts of a city overlap on a map.

A male voice says ALL THE ACTION WAS DOWNTOWN.

A female voice says THE DOWNTOWN WAS SO ALIVE,
THERE WERE SO MANY PEOPLE.

Another male voice says EVERYBODY ON THE MAIN STREET
KNEW ONE ANOTHER.

Another female voice says I REMEMBER THE MERCHANTS
HOSING DOWN THEIR SIDEWALKS,
CRANKING UP THEIR AWNINGS.

A third male voice says IT WAS BUSTLING.
THE STREET HAD LIFE TO IT.

The name of the show appears on a road sign. It reads "Main Street Ontario. Kincardine."

Photo cut outs pop up as each person speaks.

Keith Davidson, a bearded man in a traditional Scottish costume says WHEN YOU THINK OF KINCARDINE
YOU THINK OF THE LIGHT HOUSE,
AND THE PIPE MAN.
TO HAVE A LIGHT HOUSE
IN THE CENTER OF YOUR TOWN,
LIKE IT'S UNBELIEVABLE.

A female voice says OUR BIGGEST ASSET
IS OUR PEOPLE.
IT'S THE MOST VOLUNTEER
TOWN I'VE EVER SEEN.

Beth Clarke’s, a woman in her sixties with short blond hair says THERE'S A FELLOW HERE,
OUT VERY EARLY IN THE MORNING
LYNN IS HIS NAME,
AND HE LITERALLY PICKS UP
EVERY SCRAP OF
GARBAGE ON THIS STREET.

Lynn Evans, a man in his sixties says MY NAME'S LYNN EVANS.
I DO THE STREET. TIDY IT UP
TO LOOK LIKE SOMEONE LIVES HERE.

Beth says I'VE NEVER LIVED IN A TOWN
WHERE SOMEBODY TAKES
THAT MUCH CARE OF THEIR TOWN.

Lynn says IT'S A FRIENDLY TOWN.
ONLY A STRANGER
ONCE THEY SAY.
(TIRES ROLLING ALONG CONCRETE)

Pamela Tye, a woman in her sixties with short blond hair says I REMEMBER THE FIRST
TIME THAT WE CAME IN HERE
IN THAT LITTLE
BEATEN UP OLD MOTOR HOME
THAT WE WERE SO PROUD OF.

(PEOPLE CHATTING)

Pamela says SOMEBODY SAID,
"ARE YOU GOING TO THE PARADE?"
AND WE SAID, "WHAT PARADE?"
"WELL THIS PIPE PARADE."
BOTH OF US, BOTH MY HUSBAND
AND I, WERE IN AWE
THAT THIS HAPPENED
EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT.
(CLOCK BELL CHIMES)
(MAN SHOUTING)
(DRUMS PLAY)

Keith says AT THE STROKE OF EIGHT O'CLOCK
AT VICTORIA PARK
OUT IN THE STREET
THE PIPE BAND HEADS DOWN,
IT GOES UP TWO AND
A HALF BLOCKS TO QUINN PLAZA,
BUT SOON AS THEY LEAVE VICTORIA
PARK, PEOPLE START FALLING IN.
IT NEVER FAILS TO AMAZE...
AMAZE THE PIPERS AND DRUMMERS
THE PEOPLE THAT LINE THE STREET.

Beth French, a woman in her forties with long gray hair says WE HAD A LITTLE RED WAGON
AND MY DAD WOULD TAKE US UP
AND WE WOULD GET
TO WATCH THE PARADE.

Sarah Lambert, a woman in her fifties with long brown hair says MY DAD WOULD PUT ME ON HIS
SHOULDERS AND WE'D MARCH
AND THEN WE'D STAND IN THE PARK
AND WATCH EVERYBODY
AND WATCH THE BAND.
IT WAS GREAT.

Lily Martin, a little girl with blond hair in pig tails says I LIKE TO MARCH UP AT THE FRONT.

Keith says THE KINCARDINE SCOTTISH
PIPE BAND IS THE OLDEST ACTIVE
STREET PIPE BAND IN ONTARIO
AND MAYBE CANADA.
NEVER MISSED A YEAR SINCE 1908.

Chandra Tripathi, a man in his forties with brown hair and a gray beard says AND THAT IS THE
COMMUNITY'S SPRIT.
THAT WE CAN SEE IN OUR...
THIS GREAT TOWN, KINCARDINE,
THAT WE WALK AND THE COMMUNITY
WALKS AFTER THE BAND.

Pamela says WE WERE IN AWE
AND FOR YEARS AND YEARS
WE NEVER MISSED A PARADE.
NEVER MISSED ONE.
(TIRES ROLLING ALONG CONCRETE)

Pamela says THIS YEAR HAS BEEN QUITE
DIFFERENT FOR ME.
MY HUSBAND DIED IN DECEMBER,
AND SO THIS IS MY FIRST SUMMER
COMING UP ON MY OWN.
UM, AND I DIDN'T KNOW
WHAT IT WAS...
WHAT IT WOULD FEEL LIKE.
I DIDN'T KNOW
IF I WOULD LIKE IT.
(CLOCK TICKS)
(CLOCK BELL CHIMES)
(MAN SHOUTING)
(DRUMS PLAY)

Pamela says I'M SO GLAD I CAME,
I'M SO GLAD I DIDN'T SAY,
"NO. I DON'T THINK SO."
I FELT LIKE COMING HOME.
IT'S WONDERFUL.
(BAG PIPES)

(BAG PIPES CONTINUE)
(DRUMMING)

An animated postcard reads "Dear Pipe Parade, We march to your music every week, thanks for making our town so unique! Sincerely, Downtown Kincardine."

Music plays as the end credits roll.

Produced in association with TVO. Never stop learning.

With the participation of The Canada Film or Video Production Tax Credit.

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