Calling all hockey fans: Get a dose of Cole Harbour pride—and the chance to see the Stanley Cup in real life—as hometown legend Sidney Crosby marches the community's streets, celebrating his recent win with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The parade starts Saturday, July 16, 10:30am, at Pope John XXIII Church (35 Colby Drive), and it's happening rain or shine.
It's the second time Crosby and the Penguins have received the enormous trophy (the original win was in 2009). It's also the first time since 2009 the team has made it to the playoff finals.
While the Penguins faced a worthy advisory in the San Jose Sharks, they racked up a 3-1 win early last month, meaning Crosby's earned the right to a little party back home, right? Join in the buzz yourself by making the trip to Cole Harbour (there are shuttle options available, see below!) and consider this an option to deal with end-of-season withdrawals. For updates and the whole parade route, check the city's official Sidney Crosby Parade page.
Shuttle Info: Many of the streets in Cole Harbour will be shut down to accommodate the parade, so leave your car at home and grab a free bus ride from Penhorn and Mic Mac Terminals between 7:50 and 10am. Make your way back into town with a bus from Cole Harbour Place between 1 and 3pm.