The Qualicum Beach School of Dance was one of the groups recognized with an award in the Qualicum Beach Canada Day Parade. — Michael Briones photo

Parade winners in Parksville, Qualicum Beach

Canada Day parade participants recognzied

An impressive array of participants took part in both the Parksville and Qualicum Beach Canada Day parades last Saturday.

Some were singled out for their creativity, outfits and enthusiasm.

In Parksville, first place winners were: Coombs Hilliers Rec. Assoc. for service clubs, Mt. Arrowsmith Pipe Band for bands, Silver Spurs Riding in animals, SOS for the community category, Russ Gustavson for antique cars, Cascadia Martial Arts for marching, Thrifty Foods for commercial, Parksville Electric Cars for modified cars, Parksville Towing in the novelty category and Phil St. Luke in the other category.

Meanwhile in Qualicum Beach, The Bookcase won the best overall parade award.

Best theme went to Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course. The spirit award was given to the Qualicum Beach Farmer’s Market. Best children’s entry went to Qualicum Beach School of Dance.

— News Staff