On special days such as July 1st, the days were celebrated in Ocean Falls just as they were celebrated in all other Canadian towns. Considering that there were only about 2,000 people living in Ocean Falls when these photographs were taken, it is amazing that such a large Pipe band could be assembled. To entertain the children it became necessary to create special effects by using mill equipment as shown. The Pipe band is marching up Front street past the Martin Inn hotel. The entrance to the town's beer parlour is to the right in the picture. The little train created by using a tractor is passing by the Imperial Bank of Commerce.
During Canada's Centennial year in 1967 the Canadian Navy visited Ocean Falls with two ships. They were open for visits to people from the town. One of the frigates was tied up at the mill's paper warehouse docks. The ship was decorated with lights and was quite a sight in Ocean Falls. There was a cocktail party arranged on the ship on one of the evenings. For a small town such a visit made a big impression on all, especially the children.