First Friends explores stories of first friendships through the pageantry and parading arts. Entering its third and final year, First Friends has aimed to engage and include the children, families and caregivers who visit Davenport Ontario Early Years Centres in our neighbourhood. First Friends will culminate in Here Is My Friend! a large scale community pageant and parade on Canada Day in Perth Square Park celebrating three years of story gathering, art making and dramatic exploration of community stories. Here is My Friend will feature original musical compositions, puppetry, and fabric animation and installations, all devised to be accessible for very young, their families and caregivers. The parade will weave three communities Arts4All has worked with over many years into one encompassing performance event: Perth Square Park, Pelham Park Gardens and the DPNCHC.