The most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, held a community gathering thanking Ilderton, Ontario.

The small town, which is about 22 minutes away from London, Ontario, was treated to a parade, followed by a party at the Ilderton Arena and Ilderton Fairgrounds. The event was a way of showing appreciation to the small town, where Moir grew up.

Everywhere you went on that Saturday, you could tell that people were proud of the duo with fans cheering, wearing red and white and, of course, watching and partaking in the parade. The pride continued while walking from the post office to the fairgrounds. For the rest of the Saturday, people were enjoying the music, chatting with friends and family, and eating tasty food.

Country music lovers rejoiced with performances by acts such as Julia Haggarty and the Moonshine Riders. Children’s entertainment group Splash’N Boots also performed.

When walking around the fairgrounds, the smell of fries lingered in the air. Food trucks such as Goodah Gastrotruck, Maggie Marie’s, Bifana Boys, and the Walking Fed were some of the food vendors at the event.

Below is a gallery of all the action in Ilderton during the celebration.

For more small-town Ontario fun, be sure to visit the Ilderton Fair between September 28 to 30 and the Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators game, part of the prize from Kraft Hockeyville, in Lucan, Ontario on September 18.

 

 

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