Parade

A family dressed in Canada Day garb sits along Beacon Avenue Friday to take in Sidney’s Canada Day Parade. The parade returned in person after a two years due to the pandemic. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Canada Day returns to Sidney with parade, boat building challenge

Hundreds filled the downtown area Friday after two years of no in-person celebrations

 

People arrive at a city park on Canada Day in Montreal, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Canada Day celebrations are making a return after two years of scaled-down festivities, but some Canadians hoping to catch a traditional parade may be out of luck. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Some cities rethinking Canada Day parades amid rising costs, funding challenges

Montreal not the only city concerned about Canada Day parade costs and security

 

The Oak Bay Tea Party parade 2019. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay Tea Party returns after two-year break

Willows Beach to host the Oak Bay Tea Party’s 60th anniversary June 3-5

  • May 30, 2022

 

The Royal Canadian Navy participates in the 122nd Thrifty Foods Victoria Day Parade. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

VIDEO: Thrifty Foods Victoria Day Parade returns to Victoria for 122nd showing

This year’s parade drew 75 entries as spectators lined Douglas Street

The Royal Canadian Navy participates in the 122nd Thrifty Foods Victoria Day Parade. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
A pirate ship fires its ‘canons’ as it makes its way past hundreds of spectators during the 2022 Esquimalt Buccaneer Days parade Saturday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Esquimalt Buccaneer Days draw hundreds after two-year break

Saturday’s parade, carnival and art market, with the fun continuing Sunday

A pirate ship fires its ‘canons’ as it makes its way past hundreds of spectators during the 2022 Esquimalt Buccaneer Days parade Saturday. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Pirate ship Morgana from Esquimalt Buccaneer Days. (Black Press Media file photo)

Wakey wakey! Esquimalt’s Buccaneer Days return after two-year hiatus

May 13 to 15 festivities include live music, dance, pancake breakfast, barbecue, parade and more

Pirate ship Morgana from Esquimalt Buccaneer Days. (Black Press Media file photo)
There were several trucks decorated with Christmas lights in the Sooke Santa Claus Parade. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Sooke sparkles during annual Santa Claus Parade

32 entries were in this year’s parade, led by Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy

There were several trucks decorated with Christmas lights in the Sooke Santa Claus Parade. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
More than 80 trucks covered in holiday decorations rolled through Greater Victoria’s street Saturday night, during the 23rd IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: IEOA Truck Light Convoy shines throughout Greater Victoria

More than 80 trucks participated in this year’s parade and food drive

More than 80 trucks covered in holiday decorations rolled through Greater Victoria’s street Saturday night, during the 23rd IEOA Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Mrs. Claus and Santa Claus wave to onlookers as they make their way down Government Street during the 2021 Peninsula Co-Op Santa Light Parade Saturday, Nov. 27. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Parade of lights kicks off the holiday season, bringing cheer to downtown Victoria

More than 50 floats and groups participated and hundreds lined Government Street despite heavy rain

Mrs. Claus and Santa Claus wave to onlookers as they make their way down Government Street during the 2021 Peninsula Co-Op Santa Light Parade Saturday, Nov. 27. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Several road sections in Victoria will be closed on Saturday for the Peninsula Co-Op Santa’s Light Parade. (Black Press media file photo)

TRAFFIC: Road closures in Victoria for Santa’s Light Parade

Several road sections downtown will be impacted on Saturday

Several road sections in Victoria will be closed on Saturday for the Peninsula Co-Op Santa’s Light Parade. (Black Press media file photo)
Santa celebrates the season at the legislative buildings in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Santa hits Victoria first as parades start to fill the streets

Seasonal parades cruise the region Nov. 28, Dec. 4 and Dec. 5

Santa celebrates the season at the legislative buildings in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sooke’s annual Santa Parade returns on Dec. 5, but with pandemic protocols in place. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
Sooke’s annual Santa Parade returns on Dec. 5, but with pandemic protocols in place. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
George Robinson waves as concrete trucks go by during a parade held in his honour – family, friends, and former colleagues gathered to show their love and appreciation for him. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

VIDEO: Saanich truck parade celebrates 91-year-old’s 45-year career at Butler Concrete

Arranged by daughters and former colleagues who remember their time working with him fondly

George Robinson waves as concrete trucks go by during a parade held in his honour – family, friends, and former colleagues gathered to show their love and appreciation for him. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Participants still have as much opportunity to ‘pride up their homes, offices, people or pets to display in this year’s online pride events. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Pride Society announces online events for 2021

Each of Pride Week’s six events are adaptations of in-person classics

Participants still have as much opportunity to ‘pride up their homes, offices, people or pets to display in this year’s online pride events. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Santa Day parade will be held at Edward Milne Community School on Dec. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. Instead of a normal parade where floats pass by, cars will drive by the floats instead. (Black Press Media file photo)

Drive-by Santa Day parade to be held at Edward Milne

Event takes place on Dec. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m.

The Santa Day parade will be held at Edward Milne Community School on Dec. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. Instead of a normal parade where floats pass by, cars will drive by the floats instead. (Black Press Media file photo)
Hundreds of Summerland residents honked and waved in a show of support as they drove past the Lekhi family home on Hespeler Road on July 16. The home had been vandalized and racist graffiti had been spray painted on the walls on July 13. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

VIDEO: Parade held to show support for Okanagan family targeted by racism

Hundreds of Summerland residents drove past the Lekhi family home on the evening of July 16

Hundreds of Summerland residents honked and waved in a show of support as they drove past the Lekhi family home on Hespeler Road on July 16. The home had been vandalized and racist graffiti had been spray painted on the walls on July 13. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Elementary school students in Sooke celebrated their graduation Friday by having drive-by celebration. Students, families and school staff lined the streets in down town Sooke, held up hand-made signs and cheered as people drove by honking. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)

PHOTOS: Drive-by graduation parade held in Sooke for elementary students

Students, staff and families lined the streets and cheered as passing cars honked in celebration

Elementary school students in Sooke celebrated their graduation Friday by having drive-by celebration. Students, families and school staff lined the streets in down town Sooke, held up hand-made signs and cheered as people drove by honking. (Dawn Gibson/Sooke News Mirror)
People in vehicles smiled and waved as they rolled by residents on the West Shore as part of the Colwood Church Cruise. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Colwood Church Cruise brings smiles to West Shore community

Parade featured themed vehicles, pirate ship

People in vehicles smiled and waved as they rolled by residents on the West Shore as part of the Colwood Church Cruise. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
Comox youngster Chase Petersen had a birthday party for the ages on April 28. Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: Drive-by parade for B.C. boy features superheroes, from land and sky

Chase Petersen has a “super” birthday parade

Comox youngster Chase Petersen had a birthday party for the ages on April 28. Photo by Terry Farrell
PHOTOS: 56th Annual Oak Bay Tea Party Parade

PHOTOS: 56th Annual Oak Bay Tea Party Parade

The 56th Annual Oak Bay Tea Party Parade wound through the streets…

PHOTOS: 56th Annual Oak Bay Tea Party Parade