Nobody’s raining on this parade

The sky glowed a strange shade of pink-tinged grey from the many distant forest fires on Vancouver Island, but the parade went on as scheduled. When was the last time you were with thousands of people where everyone smiled and cheered – really having a fine time? If there was a good recipe for a parade this one had all the ingredients:

Groups strutting down the parade route in the most wonderfully conceived outfits

Groups strutting down the parade route in the most wonderfully conceived outfits

Spectators from near and far

Spectators from near and far

Recognizable icons

Recognizable icons

Performers with daring feats

Performers with daring feats

Unexpected marchers

Unexpected marchers

Performers who vamp for the crowd

Performers who vamp for the crowd

Boldly colored banners and flags

Boldly colored banners and flags

We had arrived in Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island just in time for its annual Pride Parade. The mayor skateboarded and the City had its own official float this year. Banks, health organizations, farmers, the police, firefighters, and many others paraded through the city to celebrate inclusiveness and diversity.

We had left the US the day before the 4th of July festivities, so sadly we missed the holiday there.   What could have been better than joining the happy Canadian crowds here for their super July 5th Pride Parade?

 

July 2015

 

 

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Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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5 Responses to Nobody’s raining on this parade

  1. It looks like it was a fun day.

  2. Cliff Mail says:

    Avoid those fires. How far north are you heading?

  3. I guess, as Americans, you needed a parade, and the Canadians obliged!

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