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:
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?