Canada Day Parade - North Vancouver, B.C. - July 1, 2011

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Canada Day Parade - North Vancouver, B.C. - July 1, 2011

This year's Canada Day Parade in North Vancouver, celebrates Canada's 144th Birthday.  Although the weather was dull and overcast, the rain held off, and we spectators were privy to a fun, community event that makes us feel proud to be Canadian and North Vancouverites, all at the same time. 

Canada Day Parade - July 2011 - North Vancouver

We gave a big round of applause to the motorcycle police.  Heaven knows the police have gone through enough after the antics of the latest and hopefully last Stanley Cup riot.  We also were treated to the blood-stirring sounds of bagpipes, marching bands and ethnic dancers.  The local  firefighters came out in full force, with many of their trucks lined up in the parade. 

Here are a few photos captured from this morning's parade. HAPPY CANADA DAY!

Comments (10)

Lori Gardiner
RE/MAX River's Edge - Bristol, RI

Wow...looks like alot of fun!

Here in Bristol, RI we have the oldest parade in the country. This year we celebrate the 226th celebration!

I love a parade!

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!


Jul 01, 2011 12:16 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sally- Happy Canada day... loved seeing the pictures and absolutely love the sound of bagpipes!!

Jul 01, 2011 12:38 PM
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Sally...HAPPY CANADA DAY to you too. where you in the parade...haa

Sorry I've been off AR this week, my father -inlaw passed away quickly


Jul 01, 2011 01:09 PM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Sally, I saw this on the news tonight. Love it and sure wish I could be there for this. Love a fabulous parade and everything in red and white! Even Kate!

Jul 01, 2011 04:12 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Sally - What a great photo collage! looks like a really good time was had by all.

Jul 02, 2011 01:12 AM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Lori - Our parades are pretty small in comparison to the ones down in the states, but they are still a lot of fun.  It must be wonderful to live in a place steeped with such history.  Have a great 4th of July!

Kathy - I'm a real sucker for bagpipes.  They get me every time.  Enjoy the weekend!

Fred - I was wondering where you were...  I'm so sorry to hear of your father-in-law's passing.  Hope you and your wife are doing well.  Guess you didn't feel much like celebrating yesterday, but hope you were able to catch the fireworks.  Love Ya Back!

William - It's fun having the Royals visiting.  Wish they were coming to the westcoast, but that will have to wait for another trip.  The fireworks last night were very pretty - red, white (and they threw in some green!).  Have a great 4th of July!

Valerie - Well, it wasn't exactly on the same scale as Ottawa, but North Van did very well!  Love the new pic!

Judy - Thanks so much, and yes, it was a very charming, community parade.  Have a great weekend.

Jul 02, 2011 04:25 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Nice photos, love the collage!  It looks like fun was had by all!  Happy Canada Day, Sally!

Jul 02, 2011 09:53 AM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Sally - awsome job of illustrating Canada Day Parade using a collage (one of my favoite Picnik tools)! Looks like some good ole small town fun - the kind I love. Happy Canada Day! BTW - I love bag pipes!

Jul 10, 2011 04:06 AM
Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Sharon - Thanks - it was a great day, and the rain stayed away, which always helps!  Hope you had a great 4th of July!

Kristine - I love bagpipes and Firefighters - hmmm, maybe not in that order!  The North Vancouver parade has a real small town community feel.  Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!

Jul 10, 2011 04:53 AM