About Us


The Gold Cup Parade is the largest annual event in Atlantic Canada and the largest Parade east of Montreal. Every year the Parade attracts over 100 floats from businesses, communities and organizations from across the Maritimes; multiple marching bands from the Maritimes, Quebec and, occasionally, from the United States, as well as numerous horse, car and clown entries. For the last number of years, the parade has also featured the much-loved huge helium filled balloons brought from Windsor, Ontario.

As the parade has grown, so have the spectators, to where it is now estimated that close to sixty thousand spectators line the streets of Charlottetown to participate in the “Great Island Tradition” plus the viewers of Eastlink TV across PEI and Nova Scotia. Our parade generates increased business activity in service industries, including hotels, restaurants, service stations and retail establishments. As well, our parade is an Island
mainstay that contributes to “Islanders'” pride and sense of tradition.

The 2016 Parade Coordinator is Hannah O’Brien.


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Steering Committee

Lee Drake

Danny Murphy

Tanya O’Brien

David Hilchey

Jennifer Evans

Ray Murphy, Chair

Organizing Committee

Ian Campbell

Phillip Zakem

Whitney Hooper

Ritchie Simpson

Chris Whitlock

Heather Macaulay

Jeremy MacFadyen

Paul Murray

Jonathan Mosher

Wayne Long

Jane Aiken

Anna Macneill

Debbie Doucette

Darcy Campbell

Jacki Murphy

Derek Tweel

Brent Byrnes