The 56th annual Welland Rose Festival Parade was held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, 2017. This is the first time that The Tian Guo Marching Band participated. Many spectators said that they were very impressed and hoped the band would return every year. The parade organizers and judges were also happy with the performnce and awarded the band first prize.
Gisele watched the parade with her husband Larry and family. She said, “This band is marvelous. Where are thy from?” When she learned that they were from Toronto, 200 km away from Welland, she expressed her appreciation and commented, “They are really special, very exciting. We welcome them to Welland!” her husband agreed and added, “They are indeed spectacular. They add to the multi-cultural elements of the parade.”
Welland residents Hennessy James and his wife pointed to the band and said, “They are fabulous!